Kindle books are the perfect last minute gift for your family and friends. They come in digital print and audio. If you don’t have a Kindle and you’re an avid reader, you might want to consider purchasing one. But, the Kindle e-reader is not the only way you can read a Kindle book. The Kindle app is available for download on android and apple products.
To me, the Kindle (who I affectionately call ‘Kin’) is a clutter phobic’s dream! All of your books are located on one device. No more books stacks tumbling over in your office, bedroom, living room, etc. The bookmarking and annotation feature makes finding quotes so much easier than it was when we had to use the highlighter/post-it-note method. I’ve even used my Kindle Fire HD as the host of my Netflix binges. Just download the Netflix app, pop in a set of headphones and watch until your heart is content.
7 Kindle Books That May Change Your Life
Considering we all have different taste, this list of books is not an ‘end-all-be-all’ list of inspirational books. I’m sure that are many other books out there that have other books that have changed your lives and I’m looking forward to hearing about them in your comments to this post.
This list consists of several books that have had a positive impact on my life in 2017. I’m figuring it will do the same for others in the years to come.
I. Gabrielle Union, We’re Going to Need More Wine: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated and True.
Written in a conversational tone, Union shares her life story and reveals her deepest fears with readers. This memoir is filled with thoughts and ideas that a lot of us think to ourselves but dare not say it out loud for fear of backlash. Union is as complex and enduring as the character she plays on BET’s Being Mary Jane. Her honesty is as refreshing as the wine she serves in this book. You’ll put it down feeling empowered.
II. Oprah Winfrey, The Wisdom of Sundays | Life Changing Insights from Super Soul Conversations
Oprah curated insights from different spiritual thought leaders who visited her Wisdom of Sundays show on OWN. Each thought leader had different approaches to spiritual enlightenment, but all believed that our thoughts determine the outcome more than our situation or circumstances. The content of this book is saturated with wisdom. You’ll put this book down feeling enlightened.
III. Jenifer Lewis, The Mother of Black Hollywood: A Memoir
She’s not a famous lead actress; however, if you’ve seen her performance on film and television, you’d agree she is unique and talented. Like Gabrielle Union’s memoir, Lewis memoir bursts with the hardcore truth. She suffered from bipolar disorder all of her life and learned to live with it. In a motherly way, Lewis unapologetically tells readers about her life as an actress and how painful her mental disorder made it for her. She’s not one to hold her tongue, “Ain’t nobody got time for that!” you’ll be shocked by some of the things that come out of her mouth, but its all laced in raw truth. This book will also empower you.
Jen Sincero gave me life with this book. She provided me with so much insight on how much we as humans sabotage our lives. She gave me the courage to take more risks in life. Through her words, she empowered me to go for what I want in life with the fierceness of a lioness. This book is chocked full of valuable insights in this book. It’s a must-read for everyone.
V. Charles Duhigg, The Power of Habit: Why Do What We Do in Life And Business
Duhigg is arguably a trailblazer in the self-help industry. In that, he identifies the connection between business and humanness. The premise of this book is if we can figure out our habits, we can change them. Duhigg suggests that if we rewire our habit loops, we will change for the better. Most of us walk around not knowing how much our habits (good or bad) affect the outcome. You’ll put this book down feeling liberated.
VI. Charlamagne the God, Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It.
I was amazed that this book inspired me. What I’ve always related to the most about Charlamagne is his honesty. Even when I disagreed, I still had to give him his props for speaking his truth. This book is inspirational because it promotes positivity. Charlamagne’s no-holds-bar attitude complements this text. The overall message I got from this book is if you want to make it in this life, you have to stop being the victim. Be a Victor!
VII. Eckart Tolle, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
In this book, Tolle suggests that living in the now is the path to happiness and enlightenment. I appreciated the idea of reaching one’s highest level of personal growth through living in the now. This book also gave me a deeper insight about how our mind (ego) works to protect its existence by feeding us thoughts that support the ultimate lie. The ultimate lie is the lies we’ve been telling ourselves to defend our selves from perceived adverse outcomes. Tolle is deep. I suggest to take it in bit by bit.
For those of us who are extremely busy, Kindle offers audiobooks. When read by the author, the audio version is an excellent solution for time-challenged book lovers.
Q: What are some books that have changed your mindset? Please share in the comments section.