I have a deep love for reading and self-improvement. I’m usually reading 2-3 books at once and I often go back to old books to re-read chapters I found resonated with my soul.

Reading is a passport to countless adventures.
And since there’s a lot of spare time during this period, I have prepared a short list of books that I’ve read. These books have transformed the way I look at finance, entrepreneurship, spirituality and mindset. 

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Below are a few books I recommend:

1.Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

This is one of those books I often re-read and I would love to gift every single person on this planet. The book advises the reader to stop working for money and have money work for you. Invest in your mind and financial literacy. Invest in assets not liabilities and always Invest in YOURSELF first.

2.You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero

This book is Life-Changing. It is a paradigm shift for your belief in yourself and will teach you how to love yourself. This book will help you learn how to believe in yourself and learn how to reconnect with yourself and a higher power to bring greatness into your life. 

3.The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

This book is a short fiction novel with a serious impact. It states that everyone has their own unique grand treasure to pursue, their own Personal Legend and that the universe conspires to help them in their quest, if only they stay focused on the prize and not give up when the universe tests their desire for their treasure. This book will really make you see how life is an adventure and you need to be courageous and persistent in the pursuit of your dreams. 

4.The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck by Mark Manson

The title might be a turn off to some people but don’t judge a book by its title haha. This book was the wake-up call I needed. In this day and age we can only care about so much but most of us tend to waste that limited reservoir of “fucks” aka attention on the trivial, mundane and shallow. How much better would our lives be if we reserved that energy and focus on things that truly matter?

5.Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

This book is a non-fiction despite the title ‘Big Magic’. It is broken down into these sections: Courage, Enchantment, Permission, Persistence, Trust and Divinity. In each section, Gilbert shares a personal story from her career as well as stories from other notable artists throughout history. 

The most significant thing I learned from this book is that an idea “finds you” and sometimes, if the timing isn’t right the idea leaves you and finds someone else. The book also encourages the reader to give himself/herself the ability to be creative, express yourself and know that no matter the outcome, your creative work is worth doing.

6.Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

A personal memoir of Elizabeth Gilbert, she talks about how she emerged from heartbreaks and depression to a confident self. She takes a year long trip around the world which inspires her to discover herself. 

7.We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby

This book is an essay collection from the “bitches gotta eat” blogger, written on Hulu’s Shrill and by Amber Tamblyn, will make you alternately cackle with glee and cry real tears.

8.Reflections of a Man by Mr. Amari Soul

This book is for both men and women to enhance the quality of their personal relationships. For women, it encourages you to recognize the true value of your love, to reevaluate your standards and to make the decision that you will no longer settle for anything less than someone who loves you, respects and truly makes you happy.

For the men, it will not only encourage you to learn more about the emotional needs of a woman but it will give you clear insights into what a woman truly needs from you, emotionally, to be happy.

9.Becoming by Michelle Obama

In this book, the reader gets a glimpse of who exactly gave that young girl the grace to one day stand as a first black first lady. Mrs. Obama writes about recognizing the ways her mother’s calm and encouraging presence created room for her to simply be herself.

10.The Princess saves herself in this one by Amanda Lovelace

This poetry book is broken into four parts: the princess, the damsel, the queen and you. It explores love, loss, grief, power and possibilities through the eyes of the author’s own personal experience.

11.Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

This book examines love through the lens of suffering and survival. Poems that take readers into dark corners of life, love during and after loss, tragedy and violence and unveils the sweet moments that still exists within them.

12.When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

This is a memoir of Paul Kalanithi, a neurosurgeon who is diagnosed with terminal cancer at the peak of his career bursting with potential and a life exploding with aliveness. Kalanithi weaves together philosophical reflections on his personal journey with stories of his patients to illuminate the only thing we have in common is our mortality and how it spurs all of us to pursue a life of meaning. 

So I will be sharing more books with you every month as I have set my goal to read at least 4 books a month. You can share what you are currently reading or books you love in the comment section. Until next time my loves, kisses.