I am a huge book person so I am really excited to share a few favorites. I go through phases where I won’t read for months and then all of the sudden finish four books in one week. Reading more consistently was actually one of my new year resolutions. So far, I haven’t read one book all year. Great start!
My favorite genre of book is self help. I absolutely love them because I believe we always can be improving and growing and self help books help get us on the right path. I tend to re-read self help books a lot and use them as a guide line to live my best life. I also love fictional books though! Twilight was definitely a guilty pleasure. I also loved the Fifty Shades of Grey books but let’s not get into that now.
My first favorite book recommendation would be The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. I recommend this for any problem you face that needs fixing. Whether you’re in a toxic relationship, wanting to change your outlook or looking for answers of questions you can’t even begin to ask, it has most of the answers. It talks about how to not take things personally, to not assume things, being more impeccable with your word and to always do your best. I absolutely love this book and swear by it.
The second book I’d recommend is The War Of Art by Steven Pressfield. This book is a short and easy read for those who aren’t the biggest book readers. I picked it up and didn’t put it down until I was finished. The book talks about breaking through battles and beating resistance so you can push past doubt and fear. It only took me a little over an hour to read, that’s how short it is! Short but effective, just like me.
My third book would be The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. It’s a magical fictional book about fulfilling your destiny and embracing the journey along the way. It has so much charm and is a read that excites you and challenges you.
Next would be Macbeth by the one and only Shakespeare. The great thing about No Fear Shakespeare books is that on the left side it’s the original Shakespeare text, and on the right is a translated version that’s easier to understand not having studied Shakespeare. I love this story since it’s so dark but told so beautifully. I love dark romantic things so of course this is a favorite. There’s something so mystical about the way Shakespeare is written and it truly transports you to another time.
One of my newer favorite poetry books is Whiskey Words & A Shovel by R. H. Sin. There were so many beautiful pieces in this book that hit home with me. Sitting outside reading poetry, drinking tea (or usually wine), during sunset is one of my favorite things to do. It’s therapeutic and is almost a version of meditation for me, especially if you’re the type to not be able to sit still to meditate. Millennials can’t seem to sit without distractions these days. *shade*
I am HUGE in feminism and Feminist Fight Club by Jessica Bennett really dives deep in the sexism and lack of equality in work places. It gives a sense of unity knowing that it happens EVERYWHERE but how we can work towards changing the way it’s treated. It also is a great book for men to read so you can reevaluate and see if you’re unknowingly apart of the problem so you can FIX IT.
Let me know how you like these recommendations and send me yours!