Five Books Everyone Should Read is a new feature we’re running in 2015. We’ve asked some of our favorite authors, readers and bloggers to share five books that touched them or have stayed with them throughout the years.
When I’m asked to name my all-time favorite books, I pretty much become immobilized. Not only because there are too many to count, but also because I believe certain books come into your life at times when you need them most. They appeal to your mood, situation, or circumstance and in that respect, they satisfy something for you in a very personal and profound way.
So in that regard, everybody’s favorites lists would be vastly different. See what I mean?
For my top five list, I wanted to focus on books that touched me throughout my life in a larger way. Books that made me think outside of myself, my mortality, and even the universe. Books that appealed to that inner strength or sanctity that I craved at different times in my life. When I needed a different way to look at the world outside of how I was raised—socially and religiously. Because haven’t we all been there? 😉 Reading always reveals a different footpath or way of thinking. It helps you understand things in a different light, like looking at a painting with your head tilted to one side. As a result, your horizons are expanded. Or at the very least, your curiosity is piqued. Right?
Here are five books that I’ve read over my lifetime that still stick with me in one way or another because of the spiritual gravity they afforded me at a time I needed them most.
I’ll add a sixth: The Four Agreements by Miguel Ruiz
Your list might look way different than mine. But that’s the great thing about having so many books to choose from! XO
Once upon a time, I lived in New York City and was a fashion stylist. I spent my days shopping for photo shoots, getting into cabs, eating amazing food, and drinking coffee at my favorite hangouts.
Now I live in the Midwest with my husband and son—my two favorite guys. I’ve been a clinical social worker and a special education teacher. But it wasn’t until I wrote a weekly column for the local newspaper that I realized I could turn the fairytales inside my head into the reality of writing fiction.
I’m addicted to lip gloss and salted caramel everything. I believes in true love and kissing, so writing romance novels has become a dream job.
Read more about Christina and her books at www.write-brained.com.
Check out Christina’s latest release: Promise Me This