As you may know, I’m a voracious reader.
Reading has always been a source of comfort, inspiration and escape.
Whenever I feel like my problems are just too huge, I turn to books. I pick up books written by people who have overcome really big obstacles, or books about the way people live in different parts of the world.
It helps me get a fresh perspective of the world and helps me to see my own problems in a different way.
In fact, one of the first things I did after the fire was ask Michael to bring me any books or movies he could find about people who had been through life changing events and come out the other side stronger than before.
Knowing other people have faced tough times gave me a new perspective. I knew if others had done it, I could do it too.
Even now, when I feel like things are hard in my work or business, I read books about people who have built companies from the ground up. It helps me to see that really, anything is possible.
So, if you feel like you need a fresh perspective on life, get reading.
Below is a list of the books that are always on the top shelf of my (digital) library.
I hope you enjoy them too!
Head Over Heels by Sam Bailey
Never Tell Me Never by Janine Shepherd
Don’t Die with the Music in You by Wayne Bennett
Pushing the Limits by Kurt Fearnley
Soul Surfer by Bethany Hamilton
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo
True Spirit by Jessica Watson
Wonder by R.J.Palacio
The Girl Who Climbed Everest by Alyssa Azar
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
The Happiest Refugee by Anh Do
Beautiful by Katie Piper
Mindset by Carol Dweck
Learned Optimism by Martin Seligman
Get the Happiness Habit by Christine Webber
The Happiness Trap by Dr Russ Harris
Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
Grit by Angela Duckworth
Option B by Sheryl Sandberg
If you want even more book recommendations (you little bookworm!), I’ve got another list of books I loved reading in 2018 here.
Oh, and also, did you know that I’ve written some books too?!
Check them out here.
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