I LOVE to read. I rarely watch TV, because I am always reading. Everywhere I go, I bring a book with me because I would rather lose myself in a book than stare at my phone non-stop. I read a TON of fiction books, but also try to fill my time reading non-fiction books that grow my faith, business knowledge, healthy habits, etc. Here are some of my top favorite books. Take a look and then go grab a copy for yourself! (Side note: I love getting books from the library, but these are all ones worth owning — so you can re-read them and share them.)
1. Everything is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo
I can’t give this book enough praise! If you have ever made excuses for not meeting a goal, following a dream, fixing a problem…then you need this book! It’s easy to read, super practical, and Marie is so incredibly relatable. So stop making excuses about having time or money to read this book 😉 and go figure it out! As you’ll learn, everything is figureoutable!
Dr, Hyman does a great job of walking us through where our food comes from, how current farming practices are depleting our land and resources, and how the way money is poured into companies that provide junk food to our bodies is another part of social injustice. He not only gives insight and knowledge into the situations around us, but practical solutions and ways you can start making a difference today.
3. The Healthy Home by Dr. Myron Wentz and Dave Wentz
The is by far my favorite book on creating a lifestyle free from harmful chemicals. The authors walk you room by room through a house and talk about the typical chemicals (and other things) that are found in those room and affecting your health. It’s fantastic resource that you’ll have to have near you at all times.
4. The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
This is a great book to read whether or not you have your own business or are thinking of starting one — the principles in the book apply to everyone’s lives in some way. The book builds on the idea that one small thing can cause lasting change (for better or for worse). You can conquer big things and make a difference by starting with the small things.
5. Awe: Why It Matters For Everything We Think, Say, and Do by Paul David Tripp
We started reading this last year in my small group at church and it has become a favorite of mine. The author points to how so many of our problems and issues ultimately stems from an “awe” problem — we have lost our awe of God, thus allowing the things of this world to affect us in so many harmful ways. It is both encouraging and freeing.
6. I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown
I first read this book a couple of years ago when it first came out and WOW! So good. It not only opened my eyes to a lot of the real issues of race around me, it also talks about the role of African-Americans is not to constantly have to educate white people, etc. It’s a small book that packs a punch and is easy to read.