I just realized I have been reading a LOT in 2013 (six books so far) and I thought I would share what I’ve been poking my nose into in case you are looking for a good book.
Don’t worry – I don’t share unless I have finished the book or I am at least half way done and still really into it. I will use RWT (read whole thing) and HWD (half way done) beside each title so you know what to expect!
Also, these are affiliate links. That means if you click and buy a book that I suggest, Amazon might send me some pocket change for the next book I buy.
1. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (RWT)
I devoured this book in 24 hours. It was one of those stories with so many incredible life lessons that I could not put it down. I think everyone needs to read this book if you need a little motivation to stay the course and follow your dreams. Exceptionally well written, could not put down.
2. A Better Way to Live by Og Mandino (RWT)
I devoured this book in 72 hours and I fell in love with Og Mandino. My only regret is that Og has passed on and I will never get to meet the man who wrote the book and shared such wonderful life lessons. This book is like being mentored by your grandfather, Og makes you feel capable and loved with his words.
3. Eat That Frog by Brian Tracy (HWD)
Want to do more than just get more done? How about get what matters done so that you are making quantum leaps in your business? This book makes too much sense and has changed the way I plan and prioritize my day. Put it this way, I eat my frog in the morning, and I focus on the top three things that only I can do in my business a whole lot more. Excellent read! (thanks Tonya Davidson for recommending).
4. Risky is the New Safe by Randy Gage (HWD)
This book is great if you are a big and forward thinker. Randy Gage makes you think about zagging when everyone else is zigging. The author reminds me a lot about myself except at times he is a bit bolder (perhaps more arrogant) than I am. He was raised by a single mom, is a high school drop out and owns houses in more than one country. Great content and gives you a LOT to think about.
5. The Impact Equation by Chris Brogan and Julien Smith (RWT)
This is not another just another social media book but rather a book about connections and relationships. I always enjoy what Chris and Julien have to say and this book did not disappoint. They have a way of writing that makes you feel like they totally get you, and are talking with you. This was the perfect complement to Trust Agents which I also really enjoyed.
6. Spirit Junkie by Gabrielle Bernstein (RWT)
I admit it, I watched Super Soul Sunday with Oprah and fell in love with Gabby and downloaded her book right away. I try and nourish my mind with a variety of books that can impact my life in many different facets. I like to read business in the morning when my mind is sharp and ready to take on the day, and about self help, spirituality topics before I go to sleep so I can focus on what I want in my life. This book was dynamite and I felt like it gave me permission to be spiritual on my terms!
So what are you reading? Leave me a comment below on the best book you’ve read in the past year and while we are on the topic of books, how about you take a moment and write up a review for one of your favorite authors?