My friend Tiffany asked this question to the interwebs:
What is the best book you ever received as a gift or bought for yourself? Not a beach read, but one of those page turners that changed and/or improved your life (so probably non-fiction or highly thematic fiction).
And the interwebs responded with so many great suggestions, I was amazed. I thought I’d slurp them all up and deliver this comprehensive list of life-changing books to give as gifts. I’ll go first…
This book was given to me by my parter, who was given this book by his mom, who was probably given this book as a gift too. I can’t tell you how many times I talk about this book, recommend this book, and remember something from this book that reminds me to listen to my own instincts.
“I couldn’t put it down — I would leave it in my car and read it at stop lights.” -Sarah
“It was a gift and it TOTALLY surprised me. Page turner and life/perspective-changing.” -JJ
“YES! This is what I was going to say as well. Only book I’ve ever read multiple times… and both changed my life.” -Jennifer
“Love Warrior and Big Magic were both life changing. You start reading and think ‘these women are crazyyyyy!’ but then start to see their ideas are SUPER brilliant.” -Teresa
“The BEST book I have read to this day (in terms of life changing) is You Are a Badass. For real. If I made commission off telling people about this book I would be rich.” -Dana
This last one, Outliers, is one my friends can NOT STOP TALKING ABOUT. This book is fascinating and, once you read it, will change the way you look at “coincidences” and will come up all the time in conversation.
Your turn: What are your favorite books you’ve been gifted?