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Best Reads Of 2018

Hi loves! Happy new year again! Hope your goals for 2019 are well planned like i taught you in my recent post. If not, click HERE to read the best way to set your goals for 2019. This is a highly requested post after i shared some of the amazing books i read in 2018 on my Instagram Stories. So here we are!

Related: How To Set Your Goals For 2019 And Actually Achieve Them

Richest Man In Babylon by George Clason

I feel like shouting right now! This book? it taught me a lot about money. It will also give you a huge insight on how Babylon stood tall as the richest kingdom of all times simply because, almost everybody in that nation then understood the principles of money. And guess what? all the nuggets in this book applies to our present day. Y’all should definitely read this book.

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Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T Kiyaoski

Looking at this picture and what is written on it, you already know this book is the bomb! Yeah! This book changed the way i see money. Phew! I wish i read this book earlier but it’s always better late than never right?

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Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyaoski will change the way you see and handle money Click To Tweet

Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend

If you are struggling with sticking and creating boundaries, grab this book. It opened my eyes to the importance of knowing and actually creating boundaries. Learn how and when to say YES or NO confidently in certain situations in this book. Great read i must say!

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Learn how and when to say no in certain situations in this book 'Boundaries' by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend Click To Tweet

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

You are socially awkward or don’t know how to make and keep friends? Come here love! With practical real life examples and experiences, Dale breaks down the art of influencing people positively. If you are an entrepreneur and don’t know how to approach your clients or find out what they want so you can serve them better, this is the book for you. I am a content creator and trust me, this book has helped me a lot. This is the read for everyone.

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A must read for entrepreneurs, content creators, presenters, EVERYBODY! The book 'How To Win Friends And Influence People' by Dale Carnegie is simply amazing Click To Tweet

Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

(wipes tears) Oh! how much i love Francine Rivers. She is such a good writer. I shedded a few tears reading this book. This book will teach you a lot about love.

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A lineage of Grace by Francine Rivers

Another lovely book by Francine Rivers. At this point, i think it is safe to say I’ve read a lot if not all books by this amazing woman and i’m recommending this to you. I can’t lie, i have this feeling the stories are actually real and oh my! you’ll definitely stop judging people because you don’t know where they are coming from or what they’ve been through.

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This mind blowing read: Lineage Of Grace by Francine Rivers has got me falling in love! Click To Tweet

Americana by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Ha! You already know this legend by now. She is a great story teller. This book is suspense filled and so relatable…very relatable.

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If you haven't read Americana by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, you are sure missing out! Click To Tweet

The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman

This book greatly enhanced my relationships with people. In clear words, Gary explains the different five love languages and how discovering that of the the other person (can be spouse, parents, siblings and so on) can help sustain and prolong the relationship. Guys i can’t type much because this book is lovely. If you haven’t read it, then you need to.

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Make your relationships work by applying the nuggets in The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman Click To Tweet

I didn’t read quite a lot of books last year as usual because 2018 was a very busy one for me but hopefully, i pray i get to read more this year. I also read some books in PDF formats which were also amazing. Here are some of them

The wait by Devon Franklin
Atonement Child by Francine Rivers
Sons of encouragement by Francine Rivers
Best laid plans by Sidney Sheldon
Rage of angels by Sidney Sheldon
How to sell yourself (Winning techniques for selling yourself…your ideas…your message) by Arch Lustberg
Rebirth by Juliana Olayode

2019 Current Books Wish-list

So yass loves, I’ve been eyeing these books and i can’t wait to read them plus other lovely ones i’m yet to discover. It ain’t bad if you get them for me though! (Winks). My goal this year is to read more books authored by Nigerians. So please drop your recommendations in the comment section. It will be highly appreciated.

Steal like an artist by Austin Kleon

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Image Credit: Zahntron

Stay with me by Ayobami Adebayo

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Image Credit: Chidimma Umeh

What a time to be alone by Chidera Egerue

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Image Credit: Cassie Daves

Children of blood and bone by Tomi Adeyemi

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Image Credit: Panmacmillan

The subtle art of not giving a fuck by Mark Manson

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Image Credit: HabitOfReading

Africa rise and shine by Jim Ovia

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Image Credit: Ololadeb

I can’t wait to lay my hands on the above books and devour them. Lol! A lot of you have asked me the best places to buy current books as most bookshops you’ve visited don’t have them. Here are some reputable bookstores you can trust to deliver any book to you. (PS: All Nigerian bookstores)

Roving Heights: Located at 28 Ogunlana Drive, Surulere, Lagos. You can find them on Instagram @rovingheights. click HERE to see.

Booksellers_ng: Has its headquarters in Ibadan with branches in Abeokuta, Abuja and Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo. Connect with them on Instagram @booksellers_ng and shop HERE

Bookpeddlerng: Also located in Lagos. Click HERE to start buying from them and connect with them on Instagram.

Thebookmarket_ngAll about books! You can find them on Twitter @thebookmarketNG and on Facebook @thebookmarketng. Send a direct message to their Instagram account @THEBOOKMARKET_NG to place an order now.

Boldozbookstores: Perfect place to get business/leadership, inspirational and children books. Located at 79 Udotung Ubo Street, Uyo. Connect with them on Instagram and place your orders HERE

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Shalom!

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Hi there! I'm Ekene Viola Orjiagu. Unashamed believer, On Air Personality, Content Creator, Brand Influencer, motivational speaker and Creative Director of HiswordMybeauty.com. This blog focuses on you, i, beauty and becoming the best version of yourself through the right door himself.