• Great Expectations

    Philip Pirrip, known to everyone as Pip, might be one of the most enduring characters of all time. That’s appropriate — if only because it took 195,954 words for Charles Dickens to document Pip’s growth from child to adult in this masterpiece of a book. If you read one book of Dickens before you die, make it this one. […] More

  • Lolita

    English wasn’t Vladimir Nabokov’s first language but you wouldn’t guess it if you read Lolita, which revolves around the story of a man who grows ever more obsessed with his 12-year-old stepdaughter, Dolores Haze. Layers of intricate language and a fascinating — albeit disturbing — protagonist made this book a controversial bestseller when it was first published in 1955. Half […] More

  • A Brief History of Time

    To be fair, the British physicist Stephen Hawking probably rarely experienced the rejection of a book proposal. But this book, published in 1988, remains a seminal achievement for the ages. Documenting cosmology, or the study of the universe, Hawking goes into such complicated concepts as space, time, and the fate of the world — discussing them in plain speak for […] More

  • Matilda

    If you haven’t already, you should read Matilda for its message alone: that books can transport you anywhere and give you powers both big and small. But there’s even more to Matilda than just that: there’s a plucky heroine in Matilda, a caring grown-up in Miss Honey, and one of the best villains of all time, Miss Trunchbull. Throw […] More

  • Watership Down

    There might be a bunny on the cover, but don’t be fooled — the tale of Watership Down is one of strife, perseverance, courage, integrity, friendship, and vision. It was a gamble to publish, with one publisher writing afterward: “Certainly it was a mad risk for a one-man publishing firm working on a shoestring to accept a book as bizarre […] More

  • Pride and Prejudice

    It is a truth universally acknowledged that this book belongs on almost everybody’s top 100 books of all time list. By turns witty, charming, and astute, the story of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy has won millions of hearts and launched dozens of retellings. There are no pedantic spiels about the nature of good and evil here — […] More

  • The 5 Love Languages

    The Five Love Languages is definitely a book you need to finish while alive. Written by Gary Chapman, The Five Love Languages goes over how to better give and receive affection by understanding how people feel and experience love. This book gives anyone actionable tips to better understand both your needs and the needs of others so that you […] More

  • Glad to Be Dad: A Call to Fatherhood

    My Glad to Be Dad: A Call to Fatherhood (Familius) is a realistic look at parenting and marriage, so it’s filled with stories and humor; as crazy as family life can be, it’s often hilarious. Like the time my young sons snuck into the house, smeared chip dip all over the arm of the couch, […] More

  • Siddhartha by Herman Hesse

    Siddhartha by Herman Hesse is a must read again and again before dying. The book deals with the spiritual journey of a teenager seeking to find the true meaning of life and enlightenment. It’s a tremendous tale about the struggles of pursuing and acheiving goals only to deal with the self recognition that the desires […] More

  • Gypsy Energy Secrets

    Would you like to dance your way through life? Heal yourself? Greet whatever happened in your life with open arms knowing there is an underlying purpose for you? Imagine being able to tap into your inner strength when you are feeling depleted and to call healing into your life. My book Gypsy Energy Secrets: Turning […] More

  • Emotional GRIT: 8 Steps to Master Your Emotions, Transform Your Thoughts & Change Your World

    Emotional GRIT book is an in-depth guide to ignite lasting transformation for anyone who wants to step into their power and become the best version of themselves. From world-class leaders to stay-at-home moms, Emotional GRIT is written to empower the individual so they can master their emotions, discover inner strength and revolutionize their homes, businesses, and workplaces to create even more […] More

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    19 Books You HAVE To Read Before You Die

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    How many times have you heard “this book will change your life”? Well, it’s very rarely true. Books can help you, there is no denying that, but they can serve many other purposes. “The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” – Jane Austen, Northanger […] More

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