Top 10 Empathy Books of 2017

 

Some of the best books to read were the top 10 empathy books of 2017. Empathy books were the top books this year, with many people reading them. They were also among the top book recommendations of 2017. Several empathy books were among the top 10 books of 2017.

 

Empathy (HBR Emotional Intelligence Series

This book helps readers understand the definition and importance of empathy, and how they can provide others with just the right amount of empathy.

Read it For:
The book goes beyond the statement "just put yourself in someone else's shoes,” and understands that exploring the motivations and emotions of others is an elusive capability.
Don't Read it For:
This is a textbook with complex language.
What makes this book stand out?:
The works of eminent professors and scholars make this book a smart, essential read about the human side of professional life.

You, Me and Empathy: Teaching Children about Empathy, Feelings, Kindness, Compassion, Tolerance and Recognizing Bullying Behaviors

This book is the story of Quinn who shows an abundance of understanding, compassion and kindness towards others. The book talks about how empathy towards others is a learnt trait and that we must nurture this in our children.

Read it For:
The simple language, the gorgeous illustrations all of which tell a charming story in verse.
Don't Read it For:
This is a children’s book and will not appeal to adults.
What makes this book stand out?:
The important message about empathy being an important trait as well as the Discussion Questions and activities provided in it to promote empathy and kindness.

Empath: A Guide To Understanding, Defending & Nurturing Your Precious Gift (Empath, Intuitive, Psychic, Empathy)

What and who are empaths, how to recognize empaths, and how to deal with empaths are described in this book. The book helps people recognize either themselves as empaths, or identify their friends and family as such.

Read it For:
To know more about empaths, to identify certain traits and to clear confusion about such experiences that empaths may have.
Don't Read it For:
The book is very simplistic and does not provide in-depth information.
What makes this book stand out?:
Being a practical guide to help empaths themselves, or people close to empaths or even just those who are curious about the topic.

The Empathy Instinct: How to Create a More Civil Society Hardcover

The book deals with how the art and science of compassion can help build a better society.

Read it For:
The passionate defense by the author of the arts and popular culture as a means of bridging the gap of empathy.
Don't Read it For:
There is a lack of depth and critical discussion.
What makes this book stand out?:
The wide range of entertaining stories which are backed by the latest scientific research in this wide-ranging and accessible book.
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Start With Sorry: A Children’s Picture Book With Lessons in Empathy, Sharing, Manners & Anger Management

The story of a child who learns how to control her emotions, with the help of her mother and her elder brother. The book teaches children the important lessons of learning to apologize and taking responsibility for their actions.

Read it For:
The valuable life lessons of kindness and empathy and the foundation of virtues and morals that the book builds for young children.
Don't Read it For:
The book does not completely illustrate how the child can control emotions and just stresses on the fact that they should.
What makes this book stand out?:
The wonderfully colorful illustrations which are bound to draw the attention of children.

The Empathy Guidebook: Honoring, Understanding, and Listening to the People Around Us

The Empathy Guidebook helps people learn how to be there for other people when they need them the most.

Read it For:
To learn how to be a better listener and to get in touch with one’s own emotions.
Don't Read it For:
Some of the responses to the situations feel half-baked and shallow.
What makes this book stand out?:
Various situations which require empathy are discussed in a variety of contexts. These include romantic relationships, hospital settings, and workplace situations.

Empathy

This book asks important question like why is our empathy controlled how is it controlled and advocates for a world with deeper understanding and indiscriminate compassion.

Read it For:
the author talks about how our society functions and how humans are taught from birth to see some groups of people as more deserving than others.
Don't Read it For:
Some readers might not agree with the views expressed by this book.
What makes this book stand out?:
this is a piece of writing that will inspire and provoke people to be more empathic and unlearn learned differences.

Affective Ecologies: Empathy, Emotion, and Environmental Narrative

The book takes on an approach that explores our emotional engagement with an environmental narrative, paying particular importance to the theory that our minds are both embedded and embodied.

Read it For:
The focus, the author pays, to the American cultural concept while developing an eco-critical approach on the insights of effective science and cognitive narratology.
Don't Read it For:
Dense, tightly packed information.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book explores important questions like how do humans experience the virtual environments encountered in literature and film on the sensory and emotional level.

Finding the Lost Art of Empathy: Connecting Human to Human in a Disconnected World Hardcover

The author reflects on the absence of empathy in the world of today and how Christians can help unify both the church and society.

Read it For:
to find out the reasons why we struggle to show empathy and how we ultimately avoid showing it at all.
Don't Read it For:
The book expresses some controversial views.
What makes this book stand out?:
Readers will find out how to express a sense of community and how to build a unified, empathetic society.

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