7 Books That Will Treasure Your Life

“Books are treasures”

Carlos Panda was a bear searching for his lost family. The massacre of the pandas was the unexpected, unforeseen raid on the panda village, led by Lord Silva and his wolf followers. The attack ended in the destruction of the village and the extermination of almost all of them. Only a few had managed to escape and survive the attack. Carlos was one of them. Walking through the woods, he found something curious in an abandoned hut near the stream. It was a block of books, maybe left by someone. He could not imagine that this treasure would be the source of inspiration and motivation for his personal and emotional growth. The refuge for all the terror that has passed through his life.

. . .


Books are like people. We meet many but fall in love with a few. Perhaps only a few books will ever truly mark us. They will be different for each of us, but the way in which they affect us will be similar. They give us the motivation we need to grow and inspire us to follow our dreams.

Books have always been great friends throughout my career. They served as a refuge for all the violence and corruption in my hometown. Books are treasures that guide us toward our goals. They show us where to look and help us to feel.

People usually recommend us books, but each book has its right time, its momentum, its function to inspire and informing. These books are very special in my life. Books that make me a better professional and a better person.


Here are the treasures!


Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon
One of the first books I read about creativity and one of the most inspiring.  Short, simple and awesome.

Where Good Ideas Come From by Steve Johnson
This interesting book is filled with insightful concepts about how ideas formed throughout history. A journey through the ways organizations and individuals innovate and how the human brain works.

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
A “must read” book for every human being. A book that helped me a lot to rethink some professional and personal positions.

Starts with Why by Simon Sinek
When I first read this book, it came at a time when the pleasure I had for my job was almost nothing. I was no longer fulfilled by the work I was doing. I needed to find my passion and discover the “why”. This book changed my view of the world and restored my passion.

Mastery by Robert Greene
This very inspiring book shows how important is deep practice to mastery anything in your life. Robert Greene debunks our culture’s many myths about genius.

The 4 Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferris
This is a step by step guide to living the life you have imagined. A must read for entrepreneurs and creative people.

So Good they Can’t Ignore You by Cal Newport
Matching your job to a preexisting passion does not matter, he reveals. Passion comes after you put in the hard work to become excellent at something valuable, not before.


What’s your top list of books? Let me hear you in the comments!




“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” is a quote by Mark Twain


Olá, sou Darruda, você é bem vindo! Algumas coisas que você precisa saber sobre mim: Sou designer gráfico e ilustrador no Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. Eu me concentro no valor conceitual das imagens. Eu uso elementos mínimos para criar um logotipo. Eu conto histórias com minhas ilustrações. Eu tenho uma marca de camisetas divertidas chamada Darruda T-shirts. Estou disponível para parcerias e licenciamento de imagens existentes. Não perca minha loja e meu blog.

7 thoughts on “7 Books That Will Treasure Your Life

  1. Very true . I have to remind myself to get up and move as I get into ” flow” and lose a sense of time . My body becomes cramped and sore and I even ended up with an inflamed nerve in my neck recently … not good …
    Walking is great , stretches , going outside in the sun( easy to do here in sunny Australia) and a nice cuppa tea .
    Like your blog Darruda

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    1. Many thanks for visiting Sandy :). Australia is a magnificent country, full of beautiful places where we can enjoy nature and read a nice book. They are treasures that guide us to the gold mine.


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