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?