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In the Read

Having an actual book is still ideal to some.

Do you still read books? With the advent of e-readers and other reading devices that burst onto the scene, to some having physical books has become shall I say…passé.

However, to others having an actual book is still ideal. Maybe it’s the thumbing through pages or the fact that one can highlight sections of importance and write notes within the margin to review at a later date.

One Page at a Time

Whether fiction, nonfiction, self-help or humor, through all of the changes books have undergone, one fact remains unchanged and that is readers have an insatiable appetite for knowledge.

Those wishing to read new genres of books may find this list of books helpful, as they have remained in my re-read pile and will continue to do so for years to come. Of the trillions of books in circulation, here goes:

  • The Road to Wealth – Suze Orman;
  • Eat, Pray, Love – Elizabeth Gilbert;
  • And Still I Rise – Maya Angelou;
  • The Giving Tree – Shel Silverstein;
  • Seriously…I’m Kidding – Ellen DeGeneres;
  • Fifty Shades of Grey – E. L. James;
  • The Obamas – Jodi Kantor;
  • Steven Spielberg: A Retrospective – Richard Schickel;
  • Who Moved My Cheese? – Spencer Johnson, M.D.;
  • The Five Love Languages – Gary Chapman;
  • Latino in America – Soledad O’Brien;
  • Don’t Block the Blessings – Patti Labelle;
  • Mommie Dearest – Christina Crawford;
  • Your Best Life Now – Joel Osteen;
  • Mother, Daughter, Sister, Bride: Rituals of Womanhood – Lisa Ling;
  • The Pursuit of Happyness – Chris Gardner;
  • The Rose that Grew from Concrete – Tupac Shakur;
  • The Mirror Effect – Dr. Drew Pinsky;
  • Audrey Hepburn: A Charmed Life – Robyn Karney;
  • Don’t Pee on My Leg and Tell Me it’s Raining – Judge Judy Sheindlin;
  • Battlefield of the Mind – Joyce Meyer;
  • Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance – Barack Obama;
  • My Remarkable Journey – Larry King;
  • Twitter Power – Joel Comm;
  • Celebrity Detox – Rosie O’Donnell;
  • Shred – Dr. Ian K. Smith;
  • If You Ask Me: (And of Course You Won’t) – Betty White;
  • Gunn’s Golden Rules – Tim Gunn;
  • YOU: Losing Weight – Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen;
  • The Rich And The Rest Of Us – Tavis Smiley and Cornel West;
  • Steve Jobs – Walter Isaacson;
  • The Art of War – Sun Tzu;
  • Living Large in Lean Times – Clark Howard;
  • The Purpose-Driven Life – Rick Warren;
  • Inner City Miracle – Judge Greg Mathis;
  • Family Outing – Chastity Bono;
  • Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus – John Gray;
  • Betrayal: A Novel – Danielle Steel;
  • Wendy’s Got the Heat – Wendy Williams;
  • Self Matters: Creating Your Life from the Inside Out – Dr. Phil McGraw;
  • Oprah: A Biography – Kitty Kelley;
  • Sex and the City – Amy Sohn;
  • Marilyn Monroe: The Biography – Donald Spoto;
  • Life is Not a Fairy Tale – Fantasia;
  • Remembering Whitney – Cissy Houston;
  • Weird Al: The Book – Nathan Rabin;
  • James Dean – George Perry;
  • My Beloved World – Sonia Sotemayor;
  • Codependent No More – Melody Beattie;
  • He’s Just Not That Into You – Greg Behrend and Liz Tuccillo;
  • Woman, Thou Art Loosed – T.D. Jakes;
  • Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography – Rob Lowe;
  • The 100 Simple Secrets of Happy People – David Niven, Ph.D.;
  • Elizabeth Taylor: A Shining Legacy on Film – Cindy De La Hoz;
  • The Law Of Confession – Dr. Bill Winston;
  • On The Right Track – Marion Jones;
  • Bruce Lee’s Fighting Method: The Complete Edition – Bruce Lee, M. Uyehara;
  • Peace from Broken Pieces – Iyanla Vanzandt;
  • Thoughts – Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins;
  • Lost & Found: Finding Hope in the Detours of Life – Sarah Jakes;
  • What Color Is Your Parachute? – Richard N. Bolles;
  • The Power of Positive Thinking – Norman Vincent Peale;
  • Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill.

– Kimberly Williams

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