5 Books You Should Read Before the Year is Up!

Where are my readers at? I love a good book, a good book is timeless, just like a good album or a good movie etc. and reading is FUNdamental!

Here are 5 books you should read before the year is up:

1. Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist

Do not ask me or anyone else what this book is about. Most people will say that it’s a book about finding your personal legend, which is true, to an extent, but how you interpret the book will be unique to you and you only. I’ve read it three times and each time I learned something different. Either way, it’s a must read – enjoy!

2. 50 Cent’s Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter

For my current or aspiring hustler’s, entrepreneur’s, mother’s, father’s, go-getter’s etc. this is a must read from one of the hardest working men in the game. It’s an inspirational book but, it’s also a book that requires true effort on your part. This is more than just a book you read, it’s one you learn to live if you aspire to be as successful as the likes of 50 Cent, JAY-Z or any other mogul. I recommend this book for anyone to read but definitely for those who want to leave their imprint on this world before it’s all said an done.

3. Robert Greene’s 48 Laws of Power

This book probably seems a bit cliche but, it really is worth the read. I’d advise reading this book over the course of 48 days or more. This is not a book you can consume in a weekend – it’s not a binge read. You will need to read this book with a highlighter and pen in hand. It’s one of the most influential books I’ve ever read but, it’s dense and the jargon can be a bit taxing depending on your reading comprehension level – to be honest but, it’s worth it.

4. Ta-Nehisi Coates Between the World and Me

I absolutely adore this book. In short, it’s essential a letter to the author’s son and it’s a book about being black in America. It’s phenomenally written. Take the time to truly submerse you’re in this one!

5. Something nostalgic.

I am currently rereading Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Event series. I’m on book nine out of 13 and after that I think I’ll reread Money Hungry by Sharon G. Flake – it was my favorite book as a child. It was the book that made me fall in love with reading. Every book you’re reading doesn’t need to be about hustling or your mindset or investing etc. Read some books just for pleasure – you deserve it. Now get to reading!


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