1. Spirit Junkie by Gabrielle Bernstein
I’ve been raving about her latest book ‘The Universe Has Your Back’ a hundred times here. It was so good, I listened to it on audible and every single time it made me feel so calm, happy and inspired. I also loved the fact that the book is read by herself which makes it feel so personal and even more powerful. It kind of feels like a good friend is talking to you and inspiring you. I read reviews about this book (I always read reviews on audible before purchasing a book and I search for books to read in the best sellers section by the categories I’m interested in. I mostly read self-help books and a few business books to balance it out) and everyone says that this book is amazing. It might even be better than ‘The Universe Has Your Back’ and I’m so excited to read it. This is going to be my next book for sure!
2. The Barefoot Investor – The Only Money Guide You’ll Ever Need
In the book description it states: “This is the only money guide you’ll ever need. That’s a bold claim, given there are already thousands of finance books on the shelves. So what makes this one different? Well, you won’t be overwhelmed with a bunch of ‘tips’ or a strict budget (that you won’t follow). You’ll get a step-by-step formula: open this account, then do this; call this person, and say this; invest money here and not there. All with a glass of wine in your hand. This book will show you how to create an entire financial plan that is so simple you can sketch it on the back of a serviette…and you’ll be able to manage your money in 10 minutes a week.”
I think this would be an interesting read, of course I won’t start doing all the steps immediately but since I know nothing about investing and all that I think I’d get some great knowledge I’ll use in the future. The description is so interesting that I feel like it’s a must read. If I read one investing book, it’s going to be this one. All the reviews are saying that it’s life changing, the updated version just came out two months ago and it’s already a best seller.
3. The Alchemist – A Fable About Following Your Dream
I actually have this book in hard copy, I got it in the mail as a gift from a friend. But as I wasn’t in the book-reading-phase (where I am now haha) at that moment, I just put it away in the drawer. I’ve heard a lot about this book but never really knew what exactly it’s about. Reading about it online it says that this book is filled with wisdom about becoming self-epowered, overcoming anxiety and believing in dreams.
“This story, dazzling in its simplicity and wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an Alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest. No one knows what the treasure is, or if Santiago will be able to surmount the obstacles along the way. But what starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a meditation on the treasures found within. Lush, evocative, and deeply humane, the story of Santiago is art eternal testament to the transforming power of our dreams and the importance of listening to our hearts.”
4. The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
Another book I’ve already talked about, but seriously if you ever read one book please read this one!! I gave this book to my mom for her birthday and advised my friends to read it. It’s that good. And to be honest, I didn’t finish this book but it still had such a big effect on me. I read half of it or even less while I was in New Zealand, when I came home I got busy with other things and forgot about reading. This is why I listed this book here, I’ve been thinking about starting reading it again so many times but this time I will. Seriously this book will shift the way you think in the most positive way. Even when I think about it I get happy.
5. How Not to Die by Michael Greger
Okay the title sounds a little too much but let me explain. I was going through the best sellers section in ‘health’ category and this book was number 1. I clicked on it but still wasn’t too excited. I started reading the description and it seemed kind of interesting. But still didn’t think I’d actually read it. Until I read the reviews, people are saying that if you ever read one book about nutrition then this is the one. It’s packed with information on how to prevent diseases from diabetes to cancer by just changing your nutrition. What makes it interesting is that everything that is written in this book is research based and backed by multiple studies. I think it sounds really interesting, I love living a healthy lifestyle and I’d love to know even more about it.