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Reading has been a life long passion of mine. Books can challenge your way of thinking, fuel your imagination, and encourage a healthier life. I’ve read books for fun, for work, for inspiration, even for a little distraction.
Right now I’m reading The Happiness Advantage, by Shawn Achor. Each year my boss takes myself and my co-workers on a planning conference where, among other things, we share ideas that we’ve gleamed from a book of our choice. This was my book of choice this year, so I’ll be reading it over the next couple of weeks, hoping for a little work place inspiration.
At home I have several bookshelves stacked with books. Among them are crime scene dramas, biographies, self-help, humor commentaries and the like. The following are the top 12 books on my shelf, to date. If you’re looking for a good read, I’d recommend any (or all!) of these.
- Think Happy Be Happy, by Workman Publishing Company
- The Four Agreements, by Don Miguel Ruiz
- The Art of Stillness, by Pico Iyer
- Work; How to Find Joy and Meaning in Each Hour of the Day, by Thich Naht Hanh
- The Little Teal Book of Trust, by Jeffrey Gitomer
- Good to Great, by Jim Collins
- Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking, by Susan Cain
- Yes, Please! by Amy Poehler
- A Grief Observed, by C.S. Lewis
- The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou, by Maya Angelou
- Brave Enough, by Cheryl Strayed
- The Art of Happiness, by Dalai Lama