My Top Five Books

Reading is an escape. You dive into a different world with unique characters. Reading is informative. You’re introduced to new concepts, a different perspective. Below, I have a list of books that I’ve enjoyed reading.

  • “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. It’s highly likely that you’ll read another blog post where I reference her. Her book “Eat, Pray, Love” is an international best-seller. Gilbert discusses her travels around several countries in a quest to understand herself and her life better. 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 the feeling of frustration when you realize that the life you’re leading does not produce happiness. 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. Once I picked the book up, I couldn’t put it down. It’s a great read because it helps your explore your emotions. This book helped me understand the negative traits that were ultimately leading me to making the same mistakes. I continue to pick it up and re-read it. It’s therapeutic.

“All We Ever Wanted Was Everything” by Janelle Brown

“All We Ever Wanted Was Everything” is a fantastic summer read. It’s entertaining. It revolves around a cheating husband, a failed writer and a troubled teen. It has it’s 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. If you’re interested in themes that relate to race, identity or love, you’ll enjoy reading this book.

“Tuesdays with Morrie” by Mitch Albom

“Tuesdays with Morrie” will make you shed a tear. It 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 whose dying. As Albom meets with Morrie to discuss his life. To discuss Morrie’s life, what happens are notable life lessons. Please have a highlighter and post-it notes available while reading it.

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

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