Friday, December 19, 2014
Books for Christmas 2014!
My niece, Kayla, left me a message, and she stated: "I am starting to think everyone could use something to read under the Christmas tree. Have you thought of doing a post with recommended books for gifting this Christmas season?"
I couldn't agree with Kayla more. Books are great, inexpensive gifts, that if chosen well, could really mean so much to the people who receive them. However, the only problem that I had with making a wish list was trying to narrow my favorite books down to my top ten.
However, after much thought, here is a list of 10 Books, with a link to blogs that I wrote about each, that can be great gifts to put under the Christmas tree:
#10. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson! This man had an interesting life, and it is great to see what he had to sacrifice to make it to the top. Read about it here.
#9. Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez! This is not a long read at all, but it is very interesting to read this story of slavery that is not told often. Read about it here.
#8. Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James! Yep, this book made the list. There is so much that we can learn about negotiation from this book. Read about it here.
#7. Under the Feet of Jesus by Helena Maria Viramontes! This book really touched my heart. Read about it here.
#6. Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami! This is a story that shows how complicated we can make life, and it also shows how everything works out just the way it is suppose too. Read about it here.
#5. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie! This is a wonderfully told story about how words have the power to transform. Read about it here.
#4. I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb! Malala just won the Nobel Peace Prize. This book is her story of courage. What a great reminder to never be silenced! Read about it here.
#3. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho! This book spoke to my heart and deeply moved me. Read about it here.
#2. Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie! This book is like no other in the manner in which it handles Nigerian People's story. Read about it here.
#1. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese. There is no way that a person can read this book and not see a whole lot of things differently. Read about it here.
I hope that this Christmas list is helpful....
Happy Shopping, My People!