What is your favorite book?
For me, that is a hard question. In fact, the more I read the harder it is to narrow down.
Even so, there are definitely books that left an impression on my life. In natural Kristine fashion, I want others to enjoy them as much as I did. Today I wanted to share my top 5 favorite books that impacted me.
5 Books That Changed My Life
The Magic of Thinking Big
by David Schwartz
The Magic of Thinking Big is the first nonfiction success book that I read. I highly recommend this book to anybody getting started in reading this category of books. In fact, I’d personally recommend reading it before Think and Grow Rich or 7 Habits of Highly Successful People. It is the book that opened the door to even more success and self help books for me. You can read my full review here.
The Meaning of Marriage
by Timothy Keller
This book was the first faith book I picked up besides the Bible. The Meaning of Marriage came recommended the year my husband and I were getting married, and we had a helpful book discussion. Timothy Keller’s more famous book is the Prodigal God which I did read later that year too. For those looking to understand their religion more, the Bible and church are not the end-all-be-all. Timothy Keller books opened up my mind to other faith growing books and now every month I look to deeper understand my faith by picking up other books in this category.
The 5 Love Languages
by Gary Chapman
The 5 Love Languages is hands-down the best relationship book. You know how some people say, “spending time is better than spending money” or “I don’t have to say I love you because you should know it?” Yea, they are speaking their love language. How people give and feel love is different. I recommend this book to people saying these things. My husband and I use terms like “filling our buckets” and “speaking my love language” often. However, this book is definitely not just for married couples. You can read my full review here.
Cash Flow Quadrant
by Robert Kiyosaki
My whole life I’ve kept an eye on where my money was going, but I came to a point where I realized that what I was doing wasn’t going to get me anywhere. This is when I really started digging into books and materials by Robert Kiyosaki. I had to learn from someone who already was wealthy. My husband and I knew we were going to buy a house that year, and by reading Cash Flow Quadrant, we knew we made the right investment decision with our first duplex. Even if you’re not looking into move into another quadrant, financial literacy is not taught in school so I believe it is important people get themselves educated.
by Christpher Paloini
Nonfiction books are all fine and dandy, but I strongly believe people should enjoy good fiction books in their life. I was reading since I was very young. But for me, Eragon was my “first” book in many ways. It was the first book in a series that I had to wait for a later book in the series to come out. It was the first book that was made into a movie that was HORRIBLE compared to the book. Lastly, it was the first book that made me figure out that some books just neeeeeeed to be on my shelf, not just borrowed from the library. For some, their “Eragon” is Harry Potter or maybe even Twilight. I’d recommend Eragon to others because it was one I personally enjoyed but mainly I want others to pick up a good fiction book that makes them escape this world, fall in love with the characters, break their heart, and mend it back together again.
How about you? What are some books that changed your life? What is your “Eragon?”