I follow a website on Twitter called the Daily Post. Every day it poses an interesting query like: What would it take to get you to move? What would you like 200 more of? A few days ago, the topic was List the 5 most important books you’ve read.
Although I am a fiction fiend, the books that have really changed me are non-fiction, self-help goodies. These are books I wave around and insist on giving to my child as soon as they’re able to comprehend the text.
The Secret by Rhonda Byrnes – This hippy-dippy book completely changed my outlook on life and suddenly I wasn’t some poor depressed kid struggling with student loans.
Millionaire Fastlane by MJ DeMarco – I know you’ve had enough of me talking about this book and I confess I’m still reading it (70 pages left), but this is the one and only self-help finance book you need.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald – I lied. Not all my top 5 are non-fiction. This book sums up the American dream with love, recklessness, determination, humanity. I so love this book.
The Bible – Cmon now, I’m a good Catholic girl. Gotta read the Bible every once in a while. My fave? The book of Job. Faith despite despair.
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie – It’s been a while since I’ve read this. I need to go back and read it, but reading this book is like going to literary summer camp and feeling like you’re on top of the world.