“Books are a gateway to the imagination of knowledge and life that the actual world doesn’t dare to portray” – Unknown
This year, one of my goals that I’ve mentioned in my previous blog post that I wanted to do this year was to read at least 20 books that were inspirational, motivational and fun. I haven’t read a lot of books last year (though I’ve bought some), so I’ve told myself that may need to change.
So, if you’re looking for books to read for the year, here are some books that I’m looking for to read this year. As of now I have already read about 3 books and now I’m on my fourth one. I’m pretty much excited about my progress.
Note to you: Read a book that inspires, motivate, and enlightens you. You may see you world change in a fun, paradigm-ish way.
Let’s get started.
So first off, I’ll be listing books that I’ve already read and then go on about other books I’ll be reading this year. There will be certain book reviews in the next few months, so be on the look out for that!
So the first three books I’ve read in January:
1. Think & Grow Rich by Napolean Hill – I bought this book last year while I was at Barnes and Nobles. I actually had a conversation with someone recommends the book but never really made the move to buy it. Plus, the PDF was given to me but I am not really an online reader. Paper books that I can feel and read are still the best books of all time. I hope they never stop distributing paper books. Do you like paper books?
Long story short, this book is a good read and very motivational. Highly recommend it for anyone that needs to believe in that building successful businesses is possible and reachable
2. You Will Be Mine By Natasha Preston – I love the psychological thrillers/crime genre. There’s something about the mind that fascinates me in how people think and act. Whether it is a show or a book, I would read or watch it. I know I am late and everything but I actually watched ‘Silence of the Lambs” on Netflix and it was really an interesting watch, despite the gory and bloody scenes. I just don’t want it to be gory or bloody you know?
I actually bought the book at Target, even though that really wasn’t the purpose of me going there in the first place. Target has THAT effect on you.
Long story short, it’s a pretty good, teenagery, and quick book to read. I would buy a book from this author again. But not until I finish my other books
3. I Know Why The Caged Birds Sings By Maya Angelou – To be honest, I never read any of Maya Angelou’s literature, nor her poems. I don’t know if I should be ashamed or embarrassed of the fact, since I am African (American). Nonetheless, after watching a documentary about her on Netflix, I then went to buy one of her books. And I won’t stop there.
Long story short, this book gave me feels that I haven’t felt since reading one of my favorite books back int he 8th grade. And they were good feels. The imagery and visions she wrote in her book was to me, explainable. When I actually finished reading it, I cried a bit. It really was beautifully written, from start to finish.
There you go! Now, on to the books that I’m reading this year.
1. The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey- I honestly started reading this book last year, but never got to finish it. So this year, I am finally going to read it. It’s not that I did not like the book, I just never got around to finish it. You know when you have an agenda but you don’t get around it, even if it’s right there in front of you but you instead do something else? That’s what I did. This book was bought in Barnes & Nobles, along with other books.
2. Crushing It by Gary Vaynerchuk – Since I got into the blogging biz (and other things), I love to be inspired by those that have made it before me in these modern times. The entrepreneurs and business individuals had an idea and they’ve brought it to life. Long story short, this book is very inspiring and motivational, similar to Think & Grow Rich.
3. Faithing It by Jakes Coleman – As a person of faith, or a Christian to be more specific, my faith needs to always be nurtured. Prayers and reading my bible are my most fundamental routine on a daily basis. Additionally, though, reading a faith based book that truly speaks faith is always a good read and really helps you acknowledge God for who He is in your life. I guess reading books like such as this helps me be grateful for God’s goodness and faithfulness
4. Jane Austen Complete Novel – So I actually bought the complete Jane Austen Novel collection. I read Pride & Prejudice back in middle school (or was it high school?) and thought it was a pretty good read. And like the book I am currently reading right now, I bought it but never finished it. This year, however, I want it to be very different. There has been a lot of goals that weren’t achieved last year and I really want to complete this year.
5. Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis – As a self-growth/lifestyle blogger, being inspired is what helps me write my blog posts. Historical stories influences my thoughts, values, and beliefs so I can put them into proper words so you all can read it in this blog. I actually follow Rachel Hollis on her blog and Instagram, and she’s a pretty cool, down to earth mom. She’s not a perfect mother, which she always states sometimes, but words and actions go hand in hand. I am not a mom or anything but it’s always inspiring reading stories about mothers/femalepreneurs. My future hopes (which I believe will come to past) is to be a motherpreneur too. Long story short, I haven’t read the book yet, but it has gotten good reviews, so I am willing to read it.
There you go!
These are just a few of the book I’ll be reading this year. I may update my book readings but we’ll see.
Do you have a book/novel in mind that you’re going to read this year? Let me know in the comments below!
Until Next Time,