There are many different types of books you can read. Some of them provide good life lessons and others help you reflect.
The Black Swan is a great book which helps you generate insights about your life – giving you insights about how to think about the future without living in the past.
Life throws so many curves at people yet they live the future with the lens of their past – Not necessarily the most constructive way to make progress in the future. There is lot of interesting research providing data on how your brain might not be able to see all the different possibilities for the future.
Well written and highly recommended.