5 Books that Changed My Life

” I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.”

– J.K. Rowling

Have you ever had a book change your life?…

I adore reading, and not the fancy “reading on your tablet” kind of reading either. I love buying new books. I love the feel of the pages and the smell of ink. I love going to the library and usually check-out way more than I can handle reading at one time. You can always find me with a book and eagerly offering suggestions of my favorites.

My favorite books are the ones that make you think – books that twist, surprise, and captivate your attention. But as I prepared for Miss USA, I focused my attention on a different genre. I read books that made you dig deep into your soul. Ones that challenged your thought process and inspired.

If you are chasing a big dream, facing hurdles, or ever wonder if you have what it takes to succeed, these books are for you.

Here are 5 books stopped me in my tracks, made me laugh, brought me to tears, and changed my life.

  1. The Dream Giver  by Bruce Wilkinson 


2. You are a Badass  by Jen Sincero

3. Presence  by Amy Cuddy

4. The Alchemist   by Paulo Coelho

5. The Confidence Code  by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman

AND… while we are on the subject of books. Who else is excited to see Beauty and the Beast?! I may have the red hair like Ariel, but my personality is more like the book-loving Belle.

Happy Thursday everyone!


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