Who doesn’t love a good ol’ book? And if you don’t…. sorry, we just can’t be friends. Because there’s nothing I love to do more in this world than flip through the pages of a good book as I lay on the beach #livingmybestlife. (If you watch my IG stories, you’ll know I’m at the beach reading a book almost every day…)
And want to know why? Because READING IS GOOD FOR THE SOUL! And for the head! And for your life… just pick up the damn thang!
And, LIFE IS ABOUT LEARNING!!! Learning about new ways on how to perceive the world as we know it… Books can teach us soooo much knowledge, people! AND KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!!! Do you want to be a bad bitch or not?!
So, I decided to compile a few of my FAVORITE reads because people so often ask me what I’m reading at the beach. I even linked all the books to Amazon so that you can easily buy them wink wink. YOU’RE WELCOME!
SPIRITUALITY/SELF HELP BOOKS
Want to be a better person? Want to live a happier life? READ THESE BOOKS:
The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom – Don Miguel Ruiz
THIS IS MY FAVORITE BOOK OF ALL TIME, EVERYONE!!! Like this is the ride or die of my books. I legit live by it. And it changed my LIFE. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve gifted this book to people – I just can’t help wanting to share the magic within it. GAME F*CKING CHANGER!
Ok ok, let me cool down a tad. Here’s the breakdown: the whole book basically offers a code of conduct in which your life drastically transforms for the better. And it’s all based of The Four Agreements:
Be impeccable with your word
Don’t take anything personally
Don’t make assumptions
Always do your best
If you live by these four agreements, I can GUARANTEE your life will be so. much. better.
Don Miguel Ruiz also added The FIFTH Agreement recently (also a good read):
5. Be Skeptical, but learn to listen
YOU NEED TO READ THIS BOOK PEOPLE!!!
The Secret – Rhonda Byrne
If you haven’t heard of The Secret by now, I’m pretty sure you’ve been living under a rock… SO WAKE THE EFF UP!
This book basically says that “the secret” to a happy life is based upon the law of attraction. If you truly want something and you constantly visualize it (aka manifestation), then TA DA! One day you will have it!
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment – Eckhart Tolle
How often have you heard someone say “live in the moment”? Well, they’re definitely right. LIVE YOUR LIFE IN THE MOMENT!!! Not in the past, not in the future, IN. THE. MOMENT.
This book will basically teach you how to focus on the present so that you can live your best life wink wink.
Manifest Now – Idil Ahmed
I just recently read this book and I am OBSESSED!!!
It basically tells you that YOU are a conscious creator and can manifest your whole life how you want it (based upon the law of attraction). AND this book teaches you HOW to manifest these desires so that you can increase your frequency and get the life you want. WHO DOESN’T WANT THAT?!
The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck: A CounterIntuitive Approach to Living A Good Life – Mark Manson
If the title of this book doesn’t draw you in, then idk what will…
This book basically teaches you how NOT to give a f*ck – it’s a “no bullshit” approach to living a good life. Life might not always be perfect, but you need to focus on what is meaningful and important to you. But just don’t give a shit about things that have no meaning to you.
In this day and age, everything is a business and everyone is an entrepreneur. Read these if you want some business tips for success!
Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence-and How You Can, Too – Gary Vaynerchuk
Author Gary V is not only a millionaire but is also a social media guru and a huge investor. If you have any entrepreneurship in your blood, you should def want to listen to what he has to say.
Everyone has a passion, so why not make money on your passion?!
Gary V teaches you how. AND this book showcases different entrepreneurs who read his original book “Crush It” and took his advice – and now they’re highly successful and living their dreams!
The Go-Giver: A Little Story about a Powerful Business Idea – Bob Burg & John D Mann
YOU GET WHAT YOU GIVE MOTHERF*CKERS!!! In life, and in business. Aka the more you give to other people, the more you’ll get back and the more successful you’ll be.
The book is based upon the “Five Laws of Stratospheric Success”:
Law of Value
Law of Compensation
Law of Influence
Law of Authenticity
Law of Receptivity
A real estate broker actually gave me this book, and I’m so happy he did!
Relationships are tricky! Whether they be romantic relationships or simply just friendships, you can never have too much relationship advice!
The Pickup Artist: The New And Improved Art of Seduction – Mystery
Men: Read this book if you want to learn some tricks on how to pick up on bitchez.
Women: Read this book if you want to know all the tricks guys use to try to pick up on you. KNOWLEDGE IS POWER, LADIES! BEWARE: fuckboys are running rampant lately.
Why Men Love Bitches: From Doormat to Dreamgirl―A Woman’s Guide to Holding Her Own in a Relationship – Sherry Argov
PSA: This book is for female readers ONLY!
This book basically explains why men love bitches (if you can’t tell by reading the title). No, but seriously, men love bitches. And this book tells you why.
Sherry Argov teaches you to have a backbone and how to not be a doormat. DON’T LET GUYS WALK ALL OVER YOU, LADIES!!! No one likes someone that doesn’t hold their own… NEVER be too eager and too easy. I repeat, NEVER!
BE A BAD BITCH AND MEN WILL WANT YOU! Case and point.
The Five Love Languages: The Secret To Love That Lasts – Gary Chapman
EVERYONE needs to read this book. It’s not just applicable to romantic relationships but to ALL relationships. Everyone has a different love language, so it’s important to identify your own and that of your partner to have a healthy relationship. WE ALL JUST WANT LOVE!!! Some people just perceive love differently than others…
Words of Affirmation
Acts of Service
His Needs, Her Needs: The Secret to Building an Affair-Proof Marriage – Willard F Harley Jr
Guys have different needs than girls (duh). Simple as it sounds, many people don’t really realize this when they’re in relationships.
This book basically identifies the different needs between guys and girls have. It states that everyone has a “Love Bank”, which is filled when different emotional needs are met by their partner. Aka sex, family commitment, physical attractiveness, honesty, openness, affection, intimate conversations, etc.
IF YOU WANT TO HAVE A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP, THIS IS YOUR BOOK! GAME CHANGER!
God, I just love poetry…
Love Her Wild: Poems – Atticus
Who doesn’t love when a guy writes love poems about a girl? BECAUSE I SURE DO!!! These poems are so real and so sweet, almost brought a tear to my eye…
Milk And Honey – Rupi Kaur
These poems really got me in my feels, yo…
The collection of poems is broken into four parts:
- The Hurting
- The Loving
- The Breaking
- The Healing
BE PREPARED TO GET EMOTIONAL!
Have any more book suggestions for me to read? Let me know in the comments section below!
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