The Five Most Important Books I’ve Ever Read

This time last year, I created a series of posts recapping one of the five most important books I’ve ever read: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

Do you ever read a book after it’s sat on your shelf for a long time and/or twenty people have recommended it and then go “Oh. Yeah…” ? That was the case with this book. In the midst of a binge on books that could TECHNICALLY be considered “self-help,” I received a literary kick to the head.

Last week, I had the chance to recommend a few books to people in need. With these books in mind, it seemed an official list was in order. Below are the top 5 most life-changing books I’ve ever read.

5. Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes, recommended by Jason Head
4. When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron, a serendipitous find at Half Price Books
3. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, recommended by a close friend
2. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey, recommended by Armando Ortega
1. How to Win Friends and Influence People recommended by Nick Hammond

These are the books that influence my daily decisions and to which I turn for inspiration, strength and/or an expedient realignment.

Now that I’ve shared mine, tell me:

Which books have rocked your world?

3 Replies to “The Five Most Important Books I’ve Ever Read”

  1. one of my favorite books is stumbling on happiness. i also put some of your books on hold at the library. thanks. hollar.

    1. Love that book, too. Let me know what you think once they’re read :) HOLLAR!

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