Another month has gone by and it’s included several more books worth reading. A few fiction novels and a memoir that couples as a personal development book in my opinion.
Although, shouldn’t all books be in the “personal development” genre?
For one, reading ANYTHING stimulates your mind, expands your vocabulary and strengthens your analytical thinking skills to name a few. That’s personal development.
I also believe there is always something new to learn from any book you read whether it’s fiction, non-fiction, memoir, science fiction or any other genere. There’s a reminder, lesson or perspective that you can apply to your own life to bring more value, understanding or growth to your day-to-day life. That’s personal development too.
And the day-to-days adds up to be quite a remarkable story. The story of you.
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On to my list of Books Worth Reading…
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Life is all about connections with other people and Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline is about an unlikely one between a seemingly troubled foster child, Molly, and an elderly widow, Vivian. Their unconventional connection makes for a beautiful story of past and present and how two very different souls (as least as they appear on the outside) bond together to bring such purpose, value and worth to to one another’s life.
Orphan Train is also a powerful reminder to ask ourselves what we carry with us throughout our life (anger and resentment or gratitude and joy) and what we want to leave behind.
What do I say about Love Does other than I LOVE it. It is now classified as one of my favorite books of all time. It’s witty and comedic yet it’s connected to the bigger picture – the deeper meaning. It explains what love does.
Each chapter represents an experience or adventure in Bob Goff’s life which makes for a convenient read if you’re like me and use pockets of time throughout the day to read a few pages here and there.
I always enjoy learning about other people’s lives – their day-to-day happenings or their most memorable moments. I enjoy it all. The majority of the short stories in Love Does are ones of great adventure and surprising, wow-did-that-just-happen occurrences. Each story reminds us that love is more than just saying “I love you” or sending a Hallmark card.
Love is action.
This book is so wonderful, I had to write about it to share my 24 Reminders from Love Does.
Stars in the Grass
This novel is sure to tug at your heartstrings and restore your appreciation for everything and everyone in your life. Abby’s nine year old, middle child perspective of her family’s unimaginable loss is raw, authentic and insightful.
This story is about hope and silver linings, even in the midst of deep sorrow and grief. It’s about the freedom that comes about after giving yourself permission to move on after a loss while at the same time meeting people where they are at as they work through their own grieving process.
If you enjoy family-based fiction novels that (spoiler alert) end on a happy note, you’ll love Stars in the Grass by Ann Marie Stewart.
What are some books worth readings that you’ve enjoyed lately?