20 Books That Can Help You Learn New Skills in Just One Month

Jamie’s Ministry of Food: Anyone Can Learn to Cook in 24 Hours

People learn throughout their
entire lives. Sometimes it’s because of how fast technological progress is, and
sometimes it’s just because of our own needs. But everyone wants to acquire new
skills as quickly as possible.
We at Bright Side have made a
list of books that will help you learn something new in only 30 days.

Successful Business Planning in 30 Days 

Successful Business Planning in 30 Days
Peter J. Patsula
This book was written for
those people who want to have their own business. But it can also be useful for
managers who are planning to develop a new direction. Patsula developed
well-detailed instructions. It will help you make a decent business plan in
just 30 days.
Successful Business Plan: Secrets &

Successful Business Plan: Secrets & Strategies

Rhonda Abrams

With this book, Abrams helps
beginner businessmen create a useful business plan instead of just a piece of
paper for investors. According to her opinion, a business plan is a roadmap
that leads the way to success. So it’s something that should be created wisely.

The Body Language of Liars   

The Body Language of Liars
Lillian Glass
The ability to determine
whether a person is lying or not would be a great superpower to have. But in
fact, anyone can have it. Lillian Glass, a body language expert, shares a
simple approach, which she uses herself to detect lies of any level. It’s good
for both “white lies” and lies that can affect your entire life.
Paul Ekman

Telling Lies

Telling Lies

Paul Ekman is an American
psychologist known around the world. In his book, he teaches you to notice the
small details that other people don’t see. They can help you detect both small
and big lies.

Richard M. Roberts, Roger J.

Becoming Fluent: How Cognitive Science Can Help Adults Learn a Foreign Language

Becoming Fluent: How Cognitive
Science Can Help Adults Learn a Foreign Language

The authors of the book are
cognitive scientists. They have gathered all their scientific experience to
help adults learn a foreign language. Kreuz and Roberts tell how to develop a
habit to learn stuff, why you should never cram the material, and how not to
become a language zombie who uses only prepared phrases.
Chris Baty

No Plot? No Problem! High-velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days

No Plot? No Problem!
High-velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days

If you think that it takes a
year to write a novel, then this book is for you! Baty organized the National
Novel Writing Month, which helps thousands of participants to try to write
their first book in just one month. This book may help you if you’re interested
in writing.

Mike Byster, Kristin Loberg

The Power of Forgetting: Six Essential Skills to Clear Out Brain Clutter and Become the Sharpest, Smartest You

The Power of Forgetting: Six
Essential Skills to Clear Out Brain Clutter and Become the Sharpest, Smartest

A writer and a mathematician
have teamed up to write this book. They made a great guide for people who want
to discover their full potential. This book is not only about memory but also
about becoming more effective at everything that you do. The authors provide
you with a learning strategy and exercises that will help you get used to this
way of thinking.
Peter Kump

Breakthrough Rapid Reading

Breakthrough Rapid Reading

Who doesn’t want to read their
favorite books faster and still be able to memorize all the important
information from them? Rapid reading is a good solution. In his book, Kump
writes about the theories which are taught at the best rapid-reading courses.
He also offers the readers some of his unique methods.


Mark Kistler

You Can Draw in 30 Days

You Can Draw in 30 Days

The author promises that if
you spend 20 minutes a day for one month, he won’t make you a talented artist,
but at least a person who draws quite well. This is because drawing is a skill
that is easy to learn and not an innate talent.
Successful Drawing 

Successful Drawing

Andrew Loomis
The author of this book is a professional
artist who spent many years learning different methods of drawing in search of
the simplest one among them. In the end, he found it. In this book, Loomis
describes the easiest way to learn to draw.

A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and

A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science

Barbara Oakley
People are not born
mathematicians. And Oakley, who has a Ph.D. in Mathematics, proves that every
person can change the usual way of thinking and learn to use the skills that
scientists use every day.
Thinkertoys: A Handbook of Creative-Thinking

Thinkertoys: A Handbook of Creative-Thinking Techniques
Michael Michalko

Creative thinking is not an
innate feature. In his book, Michael Michalko, a leading expert in creativity,
has collected and systemized some strategies that help to think creatively.
Techniques, exercises, and some very difficult riddles will let you take your
first steps to creative thinking.

The Rules of Life: A personal code for living
a better, happier, more successful kind of life  

The Rules of Life: A personal code for living a better, happier, more successful kind of life
Richard Templar
Templar promises you’ll discover
100 ways of achieving more with less effort. Do you want to become the type of
person who has enough time to do anything and who can stay relaxed all the
time? Then you definitely need to read this book.
168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think  

168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think

Laura Vanderkam
In her book, Vanderkam tells
about ways to not waste your precious time. We have only 24 hours, but just a
few of us really use the full potential of this time. Follow the author’s
recommendations and you will understand that you actually have much more time
and more opportunities than you think.

52 Small Changes for the Mind 

52 Small Changes for the Mind

Brett Blumenthal

Blumenthal offers instructions
that can easily change your whole life. The author is convinced that every big
change is caused by small steps that need to be made. And the popular strategy
“all or nothing” often leads to failure. This book will help you make those
small changes.

The Rules of Work: A definitive code for
personal success

The Rules of Work: A definitive code for personal success

Richard Templar
Templar wrote a book for
people who don’t want to take any chances. For them, it’s very important to
achieve goals with simple rules. More than that, the author made some basic
principles which will let you win other people’s trust and be attractive to

The Magic of Math  

The Magic of Math

Arthur Benjamin
If you want to show everyone
how good you are at remembering big numbers and making huge calculations in
just seconds, this is the right book for you. The authors will tell how to
learn to do this fast and even start to enjoy mathematics.
Speed Mathematics

Speed Mathematics
Bill Handley
Handley offers his readers a
simple method which will help you to add, subtract, multiply, divide, and find
square roots within seconds. The author says that this book is suitable for all
sorts of readers around the world.

Gordon Ramsay Makes It Easy 

Gordon Ramsay Makes It Easy
Gordon Ramsay
This famous British chef
collected the simplest recipes of fantastic meals in one book. He is convinced
that even a beginner can prepare these meals. This is because Ramsay changed
the recipes a little to make them simpler.
Jamie’s Ministry of Food: Anyone Can Learn to
Cook in 24 Hours

Jamie’s Ministry of Food: Anyone Can Learn to Cook in 24 Hours

Jamie Oliver

With this book, Oliver decided
to prove that anyone can learn to cook. He collected the most popular recipes
and included illustrations to avoid any misunderstanding. The famous chef is
absolutely sure that it’s necessary to know only a few techniques and a couple
of key recipes to save a lot of money and time.
Which of these books do you
think will be the most useful to you? Tell us in the comment section below!

Kayode Ojo
Kayode Emmanuel Ojo is the Co-Founder and Managing Director at SHEFFA Limited. He is presently studying Computer Science at the National Open University, Victoria Island, Lagos.