summer reading list; recommendations from friends

every summer i make a goal to read (or listen to) 100 books. i've never been able to complete the goal because of various reasons, but one of the big reasons is that i just haven't ever had enough books to read. i mean obviously there are millions of books out there, but sometimes you just don't know what to read, you know? but this year is different. i've got, as goofy says in an extremely goofy movie, "a yearnin for some learnin." i feel a desire to learn new things and improve. so i asked my friends to share their favorite books with me and then i also spent about three hours researching books and subjects and i decided to share what has been shared with me & what i've found! however, there are so many titles and subjects, i will have to share these in waves! starting with titles shared by friends.


Keeping Kyrie
Leadership & Self Deception
Just Mercy
Born a Crime
QB: My Life Behind the Spiral
How Not To Die
Power of Habit
Outwitting the Devil: The Secret Freedom Success
The Richest Man in Babylon
The Compound Effect
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
The Secret
The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed To Transform Your Life (Before 8AM)
The Gifts of Imperfections
The Impossible Takes Longer
Peculiar in a Good Way
The Burnout Cure
Sexual Wholeness in Marriage
Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success
A Different Beautiful
The Great Divorce
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
Yearning for the Living God
The Hiding Place
Outliars: The Story of Success
Man's Search for Meaning
The Anatomy of Peace
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
How Will You Measure Your Life?
Crucial Conversations
The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
Retire Inspired: It's Not an Age, It's a Financial Number
Daring Greatly
The Glass Castle: A Memoir
Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster
The Spark: A Mother's Story of Nurturing, Genius, and Autism
Seabiscuit: An American Legend
The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History
Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project
Alaeddin and the Enchanted Lamp
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
The Best of Lowell L Bennion
The Book Thief
The Character of Jesus
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
Hiding in the Spotlight: A Musical Prodigy's Story of Survival
Christ's Ideal for Living
The Rosie Project
Girl on the Train
The Power of Starting Something Stupid
The Kite Runner
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different
Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

do you have any books that you would add to this list? what is your favorite book right now and how has it changed your life? what has it taught you? (maybe i should have been an english teacher like all of my friends suggested as a teenager/missionary....)

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