Check out Diwan’s reading list for February; a collection of romantic, useful, and joyful reads to entertain and help overcome obstacles.
Solve for Happy: Engineer Your Path to Joy by Mo Gawdat
In this “powerful personal story woven with a rich analysis of what we all seek”, the Egyptian engineer, Mo Gawdat, Chief Business Officer at Google’s [X], applies his superior logic and problem solving skills to understand how the brain processes joy and sadness—and then he solves for happy.
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic. As he rises in his business career he whiles away the years in 622 affairs, but he reserves his heart for Fermina.
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman
This book is the culmination of John Gottman’s life’s work: the seven principles that guide couples on the path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship. Gottman helps couples focus on each other, on paying attention to the small day-to-day moments that, strung together, make up the heart and soul of any relationship.
The Seat of the Soul: 25th Anniversary Edition by Gary Zukav
The Seat of the Soul encourages you become the authority in your own life. It will change the way you see the world, interact with other people, and understand your own actions and motivations. Beginning with evolution, Gary Zukav takes you on a penetrating exploration of the new phase humanity has entered.
Love and Awakening: Discovering the Sacred Path of Intimate Relationship by John Welwood
This groundbreaking book teaches couples how their relationships can make their lives work. Combining the practical advice of Harville Hendrix with the spiritual guidance of Thomas Moore, it shows couples how their relationships can help them discover their sacred selves.
The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin
When a blizzard strands them in Salt Lake City, two strangers agree to charter a plane together, hoping to return home. But when unthinkable tragedy strikes, the strangers find themselves stranded in Utah’s most remote wilderness in the dead of winter, badly injured and miles from civilization.