Today’s #WorldBookDay and I decided to share some of my all-time favourite books to commemorate #WorldBookDay2021.
Little back story, I used to read a lot as a child but then puberty and girls happened and I fell off 🤦🏿♂️. But since late 2018, I’ve been reading as much as 60 books a year.
Wasn’t easy picking them and that’s why this list is so short. Please bear with me.
1. The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
There’s no simple way to describe The Alchemist because it’s not a book you just read. It’s a book you experience.
The Alchemist has been on The New York Times bestseller list for more than 315 weeks. It’s also been translated into 80 different languages, setting the Guinness World Record for the most translated book by any living author.
Kobe Bryant, Will Smith, Anthony Robbins, Madonna, Neil Patrick Harris, Pharell, and others all praise it to the highest heavens.
2. The Purpose Driven Life – Rick Warren
This book takes you on a 40-day spiritual journey. I read it at the beginning of every year.
3. One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Marcia Marquez
Another book you need to read to experience. I loved it so much. It helped me develop an internal compass.
4. Stay With Me – Ayobami Adebayo
The best book I read in 2020. So powerful and engaging I couldn’t keep it down. Read it in one night. Should be made into a movie. Hello, Netflix.
5. A Tree Grows In Brooklyn – Betty Smith
This book covers everything I love talking about – life, family, parenting, money, purpose, books and love. The hardest things in life. Has also one of the most powerful dedications I’ve ever seen.
6. The Power of One – Bryce Courtenay
Powerful, riveting, engaging. One of the few books I reread and I learn something fresh and new every time.
Notable mentions: I’m a sucker for Malcolm Gladwell because of how he presents them as a law case. David and Goliath, Outliers, Talking to Strangers, anything he writes, I’ll read.
I love John Grisham and Agatha Christie too.