Reading is useful, and I would argue even imperative, in all seasons of life. However, there is something especially essential about it amidst major transitions. I realize it helps that I have quite a bit more free time on my hands; nevertheless, that time is still precious and what we choose to read matters. Here are some books that are definitely not a waste of your time and will encourage one to live with vigor, intellect and let love be a driving force.
Here are links to more information about either the author or book itself