GIVE! Books

One of my favorite things to give and to receive is a good book.

I read all kinds… business, marketing, fiction, leadership, biographies, devotionals…

I love to read.  I love to learn.

And I love imposing this love on others 🙂

I do have a couple rules, though about how I choose books.  Any book I read must be recommended to me by someone I know, trust and respect.  There are just too many books out there and I have too little time to waste on a bad book.

So here are a couple of my favorite books this year:

So Long, Insecurity by Beth Moore

This book will wreck your world.  I don’t care how confident you are, insecurity has influenced your life somewhere along the way.  This was the best Christian personal/spiritual growth book I read this year.

Open: An Autobiography by Andre Agassi

Ok, no big shocker here since I’m such a tennis fan and I had a crush on Andre Agassi in high school.  🙂  However this was one of the most moving, honest… appropriately titled “open” autobiographies I have read.  Nothing compares to the power of real stories.

Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

I love, love, love this book!  Full of contrarian thoughts on usual business models and practice, Rework was a breathe of fresh air and a kick-in-the-pants at the same time.

My Sister’s Keeper: A Novel by Jodi Picoult

And for a little fiction, I love this one by Jodi Picoult.  Gut-wrenching and heart-breaking… it’s the story of two sisters and the lengths they go to love and protect each other.  I’m a sucker for that.

Ok, I’ll stop there.  There are so many more that could be listed.

What was your favorite book this year?

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  • Lexi MacKinnon December 15, 2010  

    My absolute favorite book this year was I’ll Have What She’s Having by Bobbie Houston (female Pastor of Hillsong)! She’s an AMAZING author and speaker! Love your list too!

  • Amy Nabors December 16, 2010  

    Secondhand Jesus by Glenn Packiam and Plan B were my two favorite books this year.

  • Cashea Arrington December 19, 2010  

    My Sister’s Keeper was definitely a favorite of mine..

    Beside’s Plan B.. I really look at The Bounce Back Book by Karen Salmansohn ALOT. It is a great read. I also really enjoyed “Jimmy” by Robert Whitlow. Absolutely moving!

  • Dave Anthold January 2, 2011  

    I read lots of good books this year, but perhaps the greatest book I read came as a gift from my best friend at Christmas. The book is “The Heart Reader” by Anonymous. It talks about sparking a revolution for the lost.

    Happy New Year.