These 9 Books are the most influential books I have ever read.

Get ready for a journey through some really important books that have made a big difference in my life.

These nine books have shaped my thoughts, feelings, and actions in a big way. From old classics to modern favorites, they’ve all had a huge impact.

Let’s explore these influential reads together in “These 9 Books That Have Changed My Life.” Let’s dive in and see how powerful words can truly be!

1. Man’s Search for Meaning:

Rating: 4.7/5

A book for finding purpose and strength in times of great despair, the international best-seller is still just as relevant today as when it was first published.

2. Untamed:

untamed

My Rating: 4.5/5

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OVER TWO MILLION COPIES SOLD! “Packed with incredible insight about what it means to be a woman today.

3. Atomic Habits:

atomic habits

My Rating: 4.6/5

No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving–every day. James Clear, one of the world’s leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results.

4. Principles:

principles

My Rating: 4.4/5

Ray Dalio, one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he’s developed, refined, and used over the past forty years to create unique results in both life and business—and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals.

5. Tuesdays with Morrie:

tuesaday with morrie

My Rating: 4.4/5

Morrie’s strikingly simple message caused me to look inward and reconsider some of the things I’ve been doing in my life. I know life is short, and there are so many worthwhile things I want to do in so little time, but, like everyone else, I get easily caught up in our Western culture of “go, go, go!” Morrie seems to plead with the reader to step out of that mainstream madness and step into a slower path where life brings more meaning and value not only to your own life, but to those around you. 

6. Finite and Infinite Games:

finite and infinite games

My Rating: 4.2/5

“There are at least two kinds of games,” states James P. Carse as he begins this extraordinary book. “One could be called finite; the other infinite. A finite game is played for the purpose of winning, an infinite game for the purpose of continuing the play.”

7. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind:

sapiens

My Rating: 4.9/5

Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition.

From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas.

8. How to Do Nothing:

My Rating: 4.3/5

In a world where addictive technology is designed to buy and sell our attention, and our value is determined by our 24/7 data productivity, it can seem impossible to escape. But in this inspiring field guide to dropping out of the attention economy, artist and critic Jenny Odell shows us how we can still win back our lives.

9. The Perks of Being a Wallflower:

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

My Rating: 4.6/5

The critically acclaimed debut novel from Stephen Chbosky follows observant “wallflower” Charlie as he charts a course through the strange world between adolescence and adulthood. First dates, family drama, and new friends. Sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Devastating loss, young love, and life on the fringes. Caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it, Charlie must learn to navigate those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.

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