For a long time I’ve just been detoxing my room, trying to remove all the memories that have become junk and all the projects that I just really won’t finish (I’m just at that point when you gotta say it’s not going to happen) and whilst cleaning up my book collection I realised that there are four books that I would keep in my life even if it is to gather dust on the shelf.

  1. A SELF-HELP BOOK FOR MENTAL LIFE – ‘Make Your Mind Up’ by Bethany Mota
    This is the book that will keep you motivated and inspired. Read it when necessary, it will help guide you in your path for life. It could be specific to a certain habit e.g. a recipe book for vegans that you read at least twice and then pick out parts when relevant.
  2. A SELF-HELP BOOK FOR WORK/MONEY‘What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20’ by Tina Seelig
    This will help with the grind, it is important to keep learning about your work to hone your skills and what better teacher than someone who’s done it already. If you’re like me and you don’t know what you want to do in the future or unsure if someone else has done it before then it’s a good idea to start with general books on ideas you like and then once you’ve learned all you can it might change to a book more specific. As long as you keep working on being better you are doing good.
  3. A RELIGIOUS/SPIRITUAL BOOK – ‘The Quran: English Meanings and Notes’ by Saheeh International
    This is dependent on the person but I do believe everyone has something that keeps them going, whether it is the belief in a superior being/s or the faith in the universe etc. it is essential that you have this book for the daily. Refer to it whether it’s reading a chapter every morning or reflecting on a lesson each evening. This book will keep you centred and humble and remind you of the importance of life.
  4. A NEW BOOK I’VE BEEN MEANING TO READ – ‘The Casual Vacancy’ by J. K. Rowling
    I was gifted this book by a friend and although J. K. Rowling is known for Harry Potter (which I’ve never read) I’m super psyched to read this book. It has a tonne of happy reviews and is apparently one of those novels that warp you in so I’m looking forward to it.
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My 4 books to keep, what’s yours?

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