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Would You Starve or Thrive on the 3-Book Diet?

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  1. Like Meg, I would be hard-pressed to choose three books to study over a full year. But three books that I have gone back to time and time again — books that have helped me in both my personal and my professional relationships — are The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey, Getting the Love You Want by Harville Hendrix, and — corny as it may sounds– the Bible. No, I’m not particularly religious. I subscribe to an e-mail, “10 minutes of Torah,” and the stories rarely fail to offer timely insights!

  2. Brian Summerfield

    Good choices, Stacey. Like you, I would have a tough time with this, since I go through about a book a week and generally don’t re-read anything. I’d need something that seemed fresh and interesting every time I read it. I would probably go with “Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War,” by Robert Coram, “The Lost Books of the Odyssey,” by Zachary Mason, and “Drood,” by Dan Simmons. I actually reviewed those last two books for fun a while back, and recommend them highly:

    http://briansbestbooks.wordpress.com/2011/11/18/containing-multitudes-the-lost-books-of-the-odyssey/

    http://briansbestbooks.wordpress.com/2011/11/17/drood-horrors-normal-and-supernatural/

  3. Interesting proposition. My three: Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. Foundational book for self improvement in 20th Century. Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl. Great book about a philosophy of life and how we are in control of our choices. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell. Love this book, makes me a better Parent when I read it.

    Thank You

  4. I would consider this challenge , three books in one year is readable. The books would have to be probably a new angle besides real estate.

  5. laurie barrera

    Considering I have not been inspired enough to even read the books my Book Club chooses, I say YES! I could definitely do that if the topic was about business and motivation:

    Leadership Challenge by Kouzes & Posner
    The Seven Spiritual Laws of Sucess by Deepak Chopra
    And, a book I have been meaning to read:
    The Go-Giver by Burg & Mann

    I just may take the challenge!

  6. Hey, Laurie: If you do decide to take on the challenge, let me know how it goes!

  7. Pamela Weiner

    I could not possibly pick just 3 books, there are too many choices out there and yes I do reread books so that is not the issue. The other problem I would have is, I read 3 books a week. I don’t want to limit myself for a whole year, it is way too long a time to go without more than 3 books. I still find time to check back in with my favorite books or go reread passages that pertain to something I am going through in my life. Good Luck if you try to do it, it is just not for me.

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