Top Ten Tuesdays #8

Hey everyone, I forgot to post this on Tuesday, and then I was busy yesterday, more on that later.

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

The rules are simple: Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want.Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to The Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post.

This week’s topic is Books I have Read Because Someone Has Recommended to me. Feel free to share who recommended it to you, and why, if you like.

10. How to Win Friends & Influence People

When I used to work at a cafe, a customer had actually recommended this book to me. He knew that at the time I was studying and going to school for accounting. I was also thinking about working towards being an accountant manager, perhaps. This customer is a owner of his own barber shop, and this was one of the books he has read, so he made the recommendation to me. Although I have gotten busy with life, and I haven’t read the whole thing, yet, but I will one day. I have taken the first step of buying this book. “Small baby steps still move forward.”

9. The Happiness Project

This book was suggested by one of my best friends at the time, unfortunately we aren’t that close anymore, but that’s okay. He suggested this book to me, because he was talking about how he was going to the library to get this book. He was explaining the concept of this book about Gretchen Rubin makes different resolution based on what theme she has assigned to each month. At the time I started reading this book, my mom and I had just moved out of my childhood house and I had lost my job a few months prior. It’s not like I wasn’t not unhappy, I was happy to a degree. I became really fascinated with the whole idea. To be honest, this book was the start of me wanting to read self help books. After buying and reading these self help books, that’s when people really started noticing me having more of a positive outlook on things. Which encouraged me to start my own blog!

8. Giving Back

I helped my other friend’s mother a few years ago. We were at the door for a conference for Mental Health, verifying people’s tickets. Afterwards, they had closed the doors, so my friend’s mom and I sat in and listened to these talks. My friend’s mom was also a speaker, so we got to seat at the speaker’s table. Linda Marshall was one of the speakers and she had mentioned her book during her talk. Her book talks about how you can find joy by giving back to others. She also talks about emotional intelligence, and the different styles of people’s leadership traits. She had brought with her copies of her book in case, people were interested in purchasing it. I was able to get this book signed by her. It was a really inspirational day. And that day gave me inspiration and a desire to help others. I would like to be a psychologist, or even as a life coach so I can help others.

7. In Search of April Raintree

My sister recommended me this book. This was one of the books she had to read in school. Because it was a story about sisters, my sister wanted me to read it. *Trigger warning* it’s about how two Ingenious sisters get separated and put into different foster homes because they’re parents are alcoholics. One of the sister is living a better life than her sister. It’s a sad and an emotional story, but nonetheless, still a good story to read.

6. Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

I had received this book as a Christmas present from my boyfriend’s brother. I have read it a few times now. This book was bought because it is useful and helpful for business leaders, and other managers as well. It showed me why my previous managers at work has acted in some of the ways they have acted before. It has taught me a lot about management skills and how to effectively be a leader to others. The following Christmas I have bought this book for my uncle who is an accounting manager and I figured he would have appreciated this book.

5. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

My other friend has suggested these books to me, since they’re his favourite books to read. I placed a hold at my library, and was able to read these fairly quickly. These were really amazing and funny books. I haven’t read these books since, which was eight years old. I am really excited because I have found out that my boyfriend hasn’t read these books, so we brought them. Although we haven’t read it together, yet, but we will.

4. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

When I was younger my Aunt and Uncle bought this book for my sister, and when she finished it, she told me I gotta read it, because it was amazing. I remember reading it, and really admired Hermione Granger. It’s funny because I was too obsessed with Barbies, my aunt and uncle only ever gave me Barbies, and their other accessories. So they only gave my cousin and my sister these books, and out of the three of us, I’m the only one with a complete set of the books. I have read and watched the movies countless of times. I even have Harry Potter shirts, and accessories.

3. The Couple Next Door

My Grandma got this book from the library, and she gave it to my mom to borrow because they say this is amazing book! I had saw my mom had return it to my Grandma, so I had asked if I can borrow it, too. I have had this on my To Be Read List for a few weeks now, so I cannot wait to start reading it soon.

2. Go Ask Alice

When my sister and I were packing our things for the move, she had came this book which she says was one of her friend’s favourite books. Although my sister forgot about that she had this book packed away, and ended up buying a new copy of the book, so this book is mine now. It was a heart breaking but empowering book.

  1. Wild

My dad’s cousin’s daughter (I still have no idea what that is officially called, so I just call her my cousin), and I were talking about travel, books, relationships, and other stuff like that. I told her how much I loved Eat Pray Love, so she recommended that I read Wild.

What are some of your book recommendations? I would love to hear them. 🙂