Check out this November’s Diwan book recommendations about traveling, leaving your comfort zone, power, war and culture.

1. Half

by Sherif Loutfi

Half is a call to forge your own route in life by abandoning fear, pushing boundaries, staying in the moment and embracing change.

Sherif Loutfi invites us to follow in his footsteps and go on an adventure. He shows us that by expanding our geographical horizons, we can connect with the most inner depths of our being.

This read will inspire you to leave your comfort zone, create your own path, discover unknown territories, and meet people from all walks of life. You will know you reached your destination when you encounter your second half, welcome it to the surface and rejoice in the blissful union of both halves.

2. The Room Where It Happened

by John Bolton

As President Trump’s National Security Advisor, John Bolton spent many of his 453 days in the room during the Trump presidency. The result is a White House memoir that is the most comprehensive and substantial account of the Trump Administration, and one of the few to date by a top-level official.

With almost daily access to the President, John Bolton has produced a precise rendering of his days in and around the Oval Office. What Bolton saw astonished him: A President for whom getting reelected was the only thing that mattered, even if it meant endangering or weakening the nation.

3. The Art of War

by Sun Tzu

The Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise dating from the Late Spring and Autumn Period (5th century BC) by military strategist Sun Tzu. It remains the most influential strategy text in East Asian warfare and has influenced both Eastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, legal strategy, lifestyles and beyond.

The idea is knowing when to fight and when not to fight, avoiding what is strong and striking at what is weak, knowing how to deceive the enemy by appearing weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak, and knowing your strengths and weaknesses, if you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.

4. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century 

by Yuval Noah Harari

21 Lessons for the 21st Century is a probing and visionary investigation into today’s most urgent issues as we move into the uncharted territory of the future. As technology advances faster than our understanding of it, hacking becomes a tactic of war, and the world feels more polarized than ever.

Harari addresses the challenge of navigating life in the face of constant and disorienting change and raises the important questions we need to ask ourselves in order to survive.diwan

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