Have you read a life-changing book this year? Has a book changed the way you work? How about one that made you smile on a bad day?
As a book lover, Thanksgiving’s the perfect time to reflect on the books I’ve read so far this year.
Down below, I’ve listed 30 books I’m thankful for in 2017.
1. 1001 Nights: Demonica Novella Series by Larissa Ione
I’m counting this as one even though I read Azagoth, Hades, Z, and Razr. These sensually charged novellas were pleasant breaks from my usual non-fiction reads.
2. Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben (review)
Fool Me Once has encouraged me to add more thriller books into my Goodreads “To-Read” list.
3. The 10x Rule by Grant Cardone (review)
I’ve learned I have to go beyond the usual expectations if I want to accomplish amazing feats. You become powerful once you place Grant Cardone’s “1ox Rule” into your daily life.
4. The Automatic Millionaire by David Bach (review)
This book was a bummer, but it has taught me there’s more than one way to become a millionaire. I don’t have to cut out my Starbucks trips to go there.
5. Deep Work by Cal Newport (review)
Deep Work has taught me it’s okay to stay focused a little longer on my projects.
Besides, those who consistently produce rise to higher places faster than the average joe.
6. Hustle by Neil Patel, Jonas Koffler, and Peter Vlaskovits (review)
I appreciate the motivation I’ve gained from this book. According to the authors of Hustle, hustling’s the key to ultimate success.
Imagination and action can take you far if you allow it.
7. Imagining the World Into Existence by Normandi Ellis (review)
I thank Ellis for sharing the ancient Egyptians’ sacred knowledge and mythology.
8. The Millionaire Fastlane by MJ DeMarco (review)
Thank the stars for MJ DeMarco! He takes on a humorous, informative approach to successful financial freedom.
DeMarco understands people want their freedom now, not when they’re so old they can’t do jack.
9. Your Internet Cash Machine by Joe Vitale & Jillian Coleman Wheeler (review)
Your Internet Cash Machine can relieve any readers’ doubts setting up their online business.
Adult Non-Fiction (Channeled)
10. Ask and It is Given by Esther & Jerry Hicks (review)
Ask and It is Given hasn’t disappointed me.
Reading the Teachings of Abraham books have always inspired me. They remind me I am a limitless, creative being.
11. Bashar: Blueprint for a Change by Darryl Anka (review)
Months ago, I discovered Darryl Anka on Youtube. He channels an inter-dimensional alien named Bashar sharing messages to humanity.
Thank goodness, Bashar has published some books including Blueprint for a Change.
I loved channeled books.
12. Seth Speaks by Jane Roberts (review)
Another channeled book I’ve come to love. A favorite quote from this book:
“Every thought you have changes reality. Not only reality as you know it, but all reality.” -Seth
Think about it. You can be an incredible creator of your reality.
Adult Non-Fiction (Writing)
13. 5,000 Words Per Hour by Chris Fox (review)
I haven’t written 5,000 words per hour yet, but I’m on my way there and it’s fantastic!
14. Accidental Genius by Mark Levy (review)
Thinking about writing is easy, writing in action can be downright tricky. Accidental Genius has helped me release my writing blocks.
The key: get started already!
15. Get Your Articles Published by Lesley Bown (review)
Thanks to this book, I know how to submit articles online and magazines if I wanted to.
16. Lifelong Writing Habit by Chris Fox (review)
Having a full-time writing career takes time and good habits. I’ve gained valuable writing skills to keep my writing flow running.
17. Starting Your Career as a Freelance Writer by Moira Allen
This freelance writing book is a blessing.
Moira Allen has introduced me to the freelance writing world and inspired me to read much more on the subject.
18. The Writer’s Market (Writer’s Digest)
I can’t say I can’t find any writing opportunities after checking out the Writer’s Market! The options are endless.
19. The Adventures of TinTin (vol 1.) by Hergé
When I was little, I used to watch the TinTin cartoons and imagined myself traveling the world with him.
Years later, TinTin has returned to my life as a graphic novel. I can relive the adventures with him again.
(Sounds like I have a crush on him but don’t. *coughs*)
20. Aquaman (Vol. One): “The Trench” by Geoff Johns
I don’t know why Aquaman gets so much hate. I found myself hooked on reading the comics.
The haters are liars lol.
21. Doctor Strange (Vol. One): “The Way of the Weird” by Jason Aaron & Chris Bachalo
One of my first modern Doctor Strange comics. I’m so happy this multi-dimensional hero exists.
22. The Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson
I always wanted to go to summer camp like the cool kids in the 90’s movies.
Noelle Stevenson carries out the magical summer camp adventures I missed out during my childhood.
23. Supermutant Magic Academy by Jillian Tamaki
This graphic novel made me wish I was in this fictional school.
24. Wonder Woman (Volume 1): “Blood” by Brian Azzarello
Wonder Woman by Brian Azzarello was my first Wonder Woman comic after watching the summer hit movie.
I’m thankful for Diana Prince’s existence.
25. Dance in the Vampire Bund II by Nozomu Tamaki
A while back, the original series’ ending left me unsatisfied. I’m so happy a sequel exists!
26. Dragon Ball by Akira Toriyama (Manga Monday)
It’s a pleasure starting over with the Dragon Ball universe with young Goku.
27. Fairy Tail by Hiro Mashima (Manga Monday)
I’m happy I’ve picked up this manga after mistaken it for “kiddie” manga. Now I feel like I’m part of the Fairy Tail family. ^_^
28. Haikyu by Haruichi Furudate (Manga Monday)
It’s about time I found a fun sports manga. I love the characters, and I hope they make it to the top!
29. My Hero Academia by Kohei Horikoshi (Manga Monday)
This series, omg.
Izuku Midoriya thought he could never be a superhero since he wasn’t born with any special abilities. His favorite hero gives him his own.
No matter what you lack, you can make it up with your drive and passion.
30. The Lost Code by Kevin Emerson (review)
Picking up this YA book has broken my old beliefs on YA books. The repeated “love triangle” teen novels turned me off from reading YA long ago.
The Lost Code came into my hands, reminding me there’s more in the YA universe. I’m reading more in the future for sure.
(Pic Sources: Giphy, Tumblr)
Comment on the books in your “thankful” list below!