“The book to read is not the one which thinks for you,

but the one which makes you think.”
-Harper Lee

One of the things that I prioritize every year is reading books. For some, reading is laborious, but for me, reading is a retreat. It allows me to think new thoughts and dream new dreams. I usually crave quiet moments, where I can simply read a book. There is something rejuvenating about learning and growing. During 2013, I read some great books. If you are looking to find a few books for 2014, I encourage you to use this list as a starter.  Here are some of the books I read in 2013:

Be a People Person by John Maxwell

How to Say No and Live to Tell About It by Mary M. Byers

Outliers by Malcom Gladwell

Bittersweet by Shauna Niequest

Patient Heal Thyself by Jordan Rubin

Purple Cow by Seth Godin

Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer

20,000 Days and Counting by Robert D. Smith

Linchpin by Seth Godin

The Great Physian’s Rx by Jordan Rubin

Unglued by Lisa TerKeurst

Plan B by Pete Wilson

Maker’s Diet by Jordan Rubin

Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

Mind Over Medicine by Lissa Rankin

Cold Tangerines by Shauna Niequest

Restoring Your Digestive Health by Jordan Rubin

How to Run Your Business by the Book by Dave Anderson

Made to Stick by Chip and Dan Heath

The Seven Levels of Communication by Michael Maher

All In by Mark Batterson

Run with the Horses by Eugene Peterson

One of my favorite books I read this year was Run with the Horses by Eugene Peterson. It explores the life of the prophet, Jeremiah, from the Bible in a different light. It was a very interesting book!

Even though I love to read, my love to read is mirrored in my love to write. I’m still amazed at the stories that I hear from readers of my book, Smart Work U, and how it has helped them navigate their college experience. I’m already starting my reading list for 2014. Also, in the coming weeks, I am so excited to share with you some new projects that are coming soon!

If you are needing more ideas, here are a couple of other reading lists:

My 2010 Reading List and Reviews

My 2011 Reading List and Reviews

My 2012 Reading List and Reviews

Happy Reading!


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