BOOKS I ENJOYED READING THIS YEAR

“For one who reads, there is no limit to the number of lives that may be lived, for fiction, biography, and history offer an inexhaustible number of lives in many parts of the world, in all periods of time.” 
― Louis L’Amour

These are some of my favorite reads this year. Should you want a copy please feel free to let me know.

I get most of these books online from a Facebook page called ‘ HOOKED TO BOOKS’.

LEFT TO TELL By Immaculee

She is a genocide survivor. She lost almost all her family during the holocaust in Rwanda. She narrates how life was before and after the genocide happened and how she rebuild her life and even learnt to forgive the people who killed her family. I loved this book especially because i could visualize exactly what the author was going through as i was reading.

Living in a country where we are accustomed to post election violence and tribal wars every election year; this book should be distributed to all people just to teach them what hate could cause to a nation. . We should treat everyone first as human and strive to live together in harmony and also resolve all issues in order to avoid conflict in future.

RICH DAD POOR DAD- Robert Kiyosaki

I loved this book because of its knowledge on matters finance. The insights i get from this book was not taught in school.   So i have learnt to unlearn some stuff. I have tried to put into action some insights and i am glad that i read this book.

THE SMART MONEY WOMAN BY ORESE OGWU

The author is a modern woman who is seen to be balling in life. She makes the wrong financial choices until she ends up broke and with debts. That’s when she wakes up and tries to change her decisions. Her shift changes her world positively and she is able to attain financial independence while working and enjoying her work. This is a book any young working lady ought to read.

Many times we do not know where our money goes to. This book will educate you on that.

LEAN IN BY Sheryl Sandberg

The author shares her journey to becoming successful in the corporate world. This book is inspiring and educative.  She shows women how to balance between work and family.

AT PEACE IN THE LIGHT BY Dannion Brinkley.

This is an interesting read. It talks about death and life after death. The author claims to have died after he was struct by lightning. After resurrecting, he began having powers, he was able to read peoples thoughts and foresee events . He volunteered to work in a hospice to help people cross peacefully to the other world. I have always wondered how it feels like to die and the process and he answers many questions about where the soul goes to, if their is really life after death, how to live in the present and that death is not such a bad thing that can happen.

ON BECOMING BY TOKE MAKINWA

The author of this book had a troubled childhood  especially after losing her family to fire. She lost her parents at an early age and had a troubled adolensence , troubled marriage but later overcame bitterness . She shares her journey to becoming a better person.

LETTER TO MY DAUGHTER-MAYA ANGELOU

This book gives advice you would want to give to your daughter, sister or anyone else. The author shares her personal life experiences and lessons she learnt along the way. I would advise everyone to read this.

AFTER THE STORM-BRIAN MBANACHO

This is a genre i wouldn’t usually read but when i started reading i couldn’t stop.

I finished reading the book in two days. The author is an amazing story teller. You actually get to empathize with the characters and feel their emotions as you read this. This author is a young Kenyan and that makes me so proud .

WE ARE GOING TO NEED MORE WINE; GABRIELLE UNION

I loved the humor in this book.  I laughed so hard while reading this book. Besides, i got to understand the troubles blacks go through in America to get to where they are.

I admire the writer for sharing her failures, struggles, insecurities and secrets . Need i mention that she is one of my favorite actress to watch?

THE SUBTLE ART OF NOT GIVING A F**K- MARK MANSON

What i gathered from this book is that we should choose what to care about and being comfortable with being different.

Caring too much about what everyone thinks about you will hinder you from achieving your goals.

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.” 
― George R.R. Martin

Pipeline; My current reads;

The thing around your neck- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Lost Boy- Dave Pelzer.. . Current read. So far ,so good.

The saint, the surfer and the CEO- Robin Sharma

Womanhood series– Dayan Masinde

We should all be feminists– Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

 

What books have you read that changed your life or perception?

SHELVE
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