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Celebrating National Read a Book Day with Our Favorite Books

What’s your favorite book? A question that often strikes fear in the heart of our insecurities and has us scrambling for a smart answer. But a book is a book. It enriches, entertains, teaches and, most importantly, our favorite speaks to us. So on National Read a Book Day we at Ahead of the Curve Homes our proud to say these are ours.

Miracles Now – Gabrielle Bernstein

“I love Miracles Now by Gabrielle Bernstein. I have read it a dozen times and it’s always still applicable to my life when I read it. I love it because I am always striving for a more peaceful, spiritual and positive life and it teaches me how to do that in a way that’s achievable and meaningful for me. I’m all about books that feed my soul and this once definitely does that for me.” – Erica

Tell Me How Long The Train’s Been Gone – James Baldwin

“It’s nearly impossible for me to choose a favorite book. Try as I may, I cannot get through self-help books. I need stories and characters! I love to get totally absorbed in another reality. I find that that’s the way I actually learn the most about life and about myself. If I had to pick a favorite book it would be Tell Me How Long The Train’s Been Gone by James Baldwin; one of the greatest writers and thinkers who ever lived. Whenever I read him I’m in awe of how he literally says it ALL with so few words. I feel sad I never met him. But he lives eternally through his writing. And the world needs him now more than ever.” – Lorin

Purpose Awakening & Wholeness – Touré Roberts

“It’s rare to discover a book that includes the ingredients to empower my life and overall align my passion with keen purpose. Thankfully, I’ve come across two that I love: Purpose Awakening & Wholeness has elevated my sense of leadership and perspective on career for optimum success. Author Touré Roberts details practical situations on a life without limits, and I truly admire his stance on family, foundation, and overall heart posture for humanity.” – Rodney



The Richest Man in Babylon – George S. Clason

The Richest Man in Babylon is a book full of parables that teaches lessons about wealth, how to attain it, nurture it, protect it and sustain it. These were all lessons that were used and taught thousands of years ago. It’s crazy to think that these very lessons still hold truth and value today. If it were up to me, I’d make this book a requirement for all kids in school.

Here are some of the major lessons shared:

  • Save at least one-tenth of what you earn.
  • Seek counsel from experts on how to make your money grow.
  • Invest your savings wisely so that they earn for you and so their earnings do the same.
  • Live within your means. Do not spend money foolishly.
  • Pursue opportunity promptly – that is the real meaning of good luck.

Imagine if we all taught our kids these principles at an early age.” – Brandon

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle – Stuart Turton

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. It’s a murder mystery set in the 1920s England and to say any more would give it away. What I will say is that I was hooked from the first page to final punctuation mark because Stuart Turton knew how to take a tried and tested genre – murder mystery, and merge it with fantasy and science fiction and maintain suspense throughout, all the while set in a repetitive premis, with a fresh approach. Can’t recommend it enough!” – Anna