The Five Books You Won’t Want To Put Down

Reading means a lot to me. Reading is informative. Reading is inspiration. Reading is an escape. You dive into a different world with unique characters.  You’re introduced to new concepts and perspectives. Reading is my favorite thing to do. It is something that has become a habit. No matter what I’m going through in my life, books have been my safe haven. Books are my love. Books are home. Below, I have a list of books that I’ve enjoyed reading the most.

“Eat, Pray, Love” by Elizabeth Gilbert

“The Untethered Soul” by Michael Singer

“All We Ever Wanted Was Everything” by Janelle Brown

“Americanah” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“Tuesdays with Morrie” by Mitch Albom

“Eat, Pray, Love” by Elizabeth Gilbert

I’m a fan of Elizabeth Gilbert. I often reference her in quotes because her words capture my heart. Her book “Eat, Pray, Love” is an international best-seller where Gilbert discusses her travels around several countries in a quest to understand herself and her life better.

How Elizabeth Gilbert Compels Us To Seek Our Bliss

One of the reasons why I adore the book is because she’s honest about her experiences and emotions. I may not be a thirty-year-old woman who had to leave her husband but I understand that feeling of frustration when you realize that the life you’re living does not produce your happiness. The first time I read this book, I was so moved that I cried.  I recommend reading “Eat, Pray, Love” because it’s insightful and it’s certainly inspiring.

Below is one of my favorite TED talks by Gilbert. It provides inspiration to creative people who often doubt their path.

“The Untethered Soul” by Michael Singer

I came across “The Untethered Soul” through a friend on a service learning trip in university. Once I picked the book up, I couldn’t put it down. It’s a great read because it helps you explore your emotions. This book helped me understand the negative traits that were ultimately leading me to make the same mistakes. I continue to pick it up and re-read it. It’s therapeutic.

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“All We Ever Wanted Was Everything” by Janelle Brown

“All We Ever Wanted Was Everything” is a fantastic summer read. It’s very entertaining. It revolves around a wife coming to terms with her cheating husband and her two troubled daughters. One daughter sees herself as a failed writer and the other a teenager with a lack of self-esteem. The book has a big share of drama but the way the characters resolve their differences and figure out their life together is thought-provoking and beautiful.

“Americanah” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I recommend “Americanah” to those intrigued and moved by themes on race.The book explores the concept of race and identity. If you’re interested in themes that relate to race, identity and love, you’ll enjoy reading this book. I particularly enjoyed reading this because I could relate to some of the complexties of race living in New York. It was an adjustment for me to start seeing myself as a black woman because I was not used to that. It’s not something you often contemplate when you are born in an African country.

“Tuesdays with Morrie” by Mitch Albom

“Tuesdays with Morrie” will make you ponder what’s important in life. What you’re values are. The book takes us through Albom’s experiences with a favorite college professor of his who was dying. As Albom meets with Morrie to discuss his life, what happens are notable life lessons. Please have a highlighter and post-it notes available while reading it. You’ll want to take notes.

12 Quotes from Morrie That Will Change How You Live 

Those are my top five favorite books. What are some of your favorite books?

Post Author: Isioma Ononye

3 thoughts on “The Five Books You Won’t Want To Put Down


    (January 7, 2015 - 10:25 pm)

    Reblogged this on joubian.

    Oluwatobi Ogunfusika

    (June 18, 2018 - 9:03 am)

    I love reading so much. Books are indeed life. I love Chimamanda a lot. Her writing style is real.

      Isioma Ononye

      (June 19, 2018 - 1:36 pm)

      Yes absolutely, books are life! Chimamanda is a great writer. I have a lot of respect for her writing and her principles.

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