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[1: 303 of 10,000] My Treasured 5 Books

In Article on July 26, 2011 at 12:43 AM

WordPress The Daily Post inspired this post that I name my 5 most important books I’ve read. I moved to different cities, I moved to a different country, but these books come with me all the time because of their value in my life. (I just need to buy a new ‘The Secret’ because my sister lends it to a friend and so far it never came back, which is absolutely fine for I know it was a good book worth sharing.)

1. THE ART of WORLDLY WISDOM
Baltasar Gracian (Translated by Christopher Maurer)

This book lights up my romance with Aphorisms. I was just wondering in the bookstore and saw this philosophical intelligent looking book; then I read that Baltasar was a keen observer of many in positions of power – I am very interested on that subject too so I purchased it and I didn’t regret doing so (but I never regret anything).

2. The Secret
Rhonda Byrne

Rhonda cleared the gray idea of Law of Attraction in my head so I love this book! I saw the author on Oprah’s show years back and I used the power of desire to get the book for free (it was Christmas season – my Uncle & Auntie gave me a Chinese Red Envelope called ‘Ang Pao’ that has money in it).

3. The LAST LECTURE
Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow

After watching the story of Randy on Oprah (I watched too much Oprah I know), I just got to get the book. It was inspiring and very relate-able especially in this century. He pointed out what truly matters in life and they were simply beautiful.

4. SCREW IT, LET’S DO IT
Richard Branson

I was roaming around a bookstore (I know I roam a lot in bookstore too) and saw this book that says it was written by some Richard Branson. I honestly didn’t know he owned Virgin, thank God for the red (one of my favorite colors) bold title that caught my eyes, now I’m following Richard on Twitter. To be honest, this was the only book that made me feel so perked up to do the impossible!

5. The One Minute Manager
Ken Blanchard & Spencer Johnson


I won this book for playing an ice breaker game in one of the business events I attended. I was actually competitive to win because I really love books and business books were part of my ultimate indulgences. Two great lines that this book taught me for life: (a) Catch People Doing Something Right; and (b) People Who Feel Good About Themselves Produce Good Results.

Have you read any or all of these books? What do you think about them?

  1. I have read The Last Lecture, it was a gift from a friend who knows of my love for books. Personally I found the book gave me a great kick in the hiney, to tell me to stop, enjoy what I have and to be thankful in everything and anything. Really inspiring and is one of the reasons why life is so fun now!

    I think I own The One Minute Manager, however I haven’t had the time to flip through its pages. I’m actually really motivated to read it now!

    • I surely agree on what you felt on The Last Lecture – loaded with inspiration. The lessons were so simple but we sometimes miss it with the crazy schedules and expectations we set on ourselves.

      Read on The One Minute Manager – it may be focused on business but so long as we deal with different people, the lessons apply.

      Thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts! Have a wonderful day Tanya 😉

  2. I like Baltasar Gracian too 🙂

  3. I have read “The Secret”. I don’t own this book, read one of my friend’s. I liked it too, and surely I have used the power too but for some other book I wanted to read badly and one of my friends gifted me the same book! 😀

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