As a child I loved being read to by my mom and in my elementary years, I got into reading books by Judy Bloom. However, I really learned the discipline of reading in the 8th grade when my all time favorite math teacher, Mr. Lamp, gave us credit for bringing a book to class and reading the last 10 minutes.
Then in my 20’s when I was studying at the Metropolitan State College of Denver I took my first economics course. My professor encouraged us to read each chapter 4 times because these concepts would be new to us and we needed to digest them slowly. When I went to school in Colorado, I took it very seriously (my educational career flip flopped over the years). I took my professor in earnest and decided to, at least, read every chapter 2 times. I aced the tests and was invited to major in economics. This taught me the discipline of reading educational non-fiction.
In recovery, I’ve developed the learned habit of reading the bible, daily devotionals and self-growth daily.
In my 40’s, as I began to work on my finances, I decided to read more non-fiction books. I taught myself the discipline of reading 1-2 chapters a night. Now, I’ve developed an appetite for non-fiction in my life. However, I do enjoy historical fiction and escaping in fiction from time to time.
All that being said, I’ve created pages with my favorite books broken down by the following categories:
FYI, they are affiliate links, which means if you click and purchase the book through Amazon, I earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.