How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character: Paul Tough. “Drop the flashcards—grit, character, and curiosity matter even more than cognitive skills. A persuasive wake-up call.
The Stranger by Albert Camus. - One of the first books I read that dealt with existentialism. It made me question what really matters to me. "It can free you to stop feeling confined by traditional paths, and start living the way you actually want to.