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Old 11-18-2006, 06:21 PM   #1
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Anyone got a good one to recommend? I've read Tuesday with Morry, and The Greatest Generation. I need a good old fashion Zig Zieglar type book that will inspire me to be better than what I am now. A good old fashioned self improvement type book.

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Sorry, I'm a smut girl. When I'm stressed its smut and a bath for me. Maybe a chicken soup but the one I read of those made me cry a lot so I haven't read any more. I'm no help am I. Good luck!
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Yeah, I regress to a giddy teenager when I read "those" kind of books. I end up giggling and feeling awkward. I'd rather go through puberty again.

Keep 'em coming!

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I can't recommend a self help book but a book that made me laugh is "Can You Keep A Secret" by Sophie Kinsella.
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*also a smut girl* Get some Nora Roberts. She'll cheer you up!
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Sorry. I like adventure, action, and mystery. I hope you find something that works for you!


Oh ... gotta add .... I got out of the 'smut' stage yeeeeearrrrrrssss ago. LOL!!!!
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I'm a fan of Rosamund Pilcher. Most may know her for "The Shell Seekers." Lately I read "The Day of the Storm," "Winter Solstice" and "Coming Home." All very good, but I dearly loved "Winter Solstice" and didn't want it to end.
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This isn't a self-improvement book, but Jan Karon has a series that take place in this absolutely wonderful fictional town called Mitford. The books' characters are so endearing and quirky, that over the course of reading all of them, they became real people to me! Her books are uplifting, funny, entertaining....I love them!
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This isn't a self-improvement book, but Jan Karon has a series that take place in this absolutely wonderful fictional town called Mitford. The books' characters are so endearing and quirky, that over the course of reading all of them, they became real people to me! Her books are uplifting, funny, entertaining....I love them!
I've loved the entire Mitford series as well. Always waiting for Jan Karon's next book to hit the stores.
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Unfortunately, I think the last book in the Mitford series was published. For some reason, my library doesn't have it so I haven't read it yet. Maybe she will write a different series. I was always sad when the book ended!
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Any of the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" books. I am into the "soft-core-smut"... Danielle Steel novels. Sometimes I will re-read the Lord of the Rings series or a Harry Potter or one of my Merlin stories..... I try to aviod the "deep" books.... reminds me too much of college! LOL!
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The Shell Seekers is my all time favorite book! It always lifts my spirits, though it's a novel not self-help type. Spohie Kinsella, she does make you laugh- read the shop-a holic books they are so funny!!!
For a more self help type book, I like Cheryl Richardson's "Take Time for Your Life." I still have it & really like it, although not sure I really put any of her principles into practice! She is a life coach & I saw her on Oprah once, very long time ago!
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I really enjoyed The Purpose Driven Life. I found it to be very inspiring.
I also enjoyed the whole Mitford Series. I do hope she writes more.
If you want a tear jerker that is inspiring I loved Oceans Apart by Karen Kingsbury. I loved the ending.
The Miss Julia series books are fun. Kind of like wacky dective stories.
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Not too inspirational (unless you're a bad girl), but when I need a mental pickup or a good laugh, I pick up any of the Sweet Potato Queen books!
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Not inspirational but anything by Jen Weiner (especially Good In Bed or Little Earthquakes). For a totally light, feel good Marley and Me. I got that for Christmas and I had finished it by the next day.
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Captivating by John and Stasi Eldredge is a great self improvement book. A lot of deep inside stuff, but potentially life changing. Another one I love and can read over and over again is Love Beyond Reason by John Ortberg.
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I recommend Lit From Within by Victoria Moran - or any of hers, actually.
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I am reading Conversations With God, it is a little against what my religion teaches, but still thought provoking. It has made me look a things a bit different.
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Not inspirational but anything by Jen Weiner (especially Good In Bed or Little Earthquakes). For a totally light, feel good Marley and Me. I got that for Christmas and I had finished it by the next day.
Good in Bed was an awesome book!

Most of the self-help type books I read are new-age in nature, so I don't know if they'll help you or not. But I re-read Richard Bach's Illusions every 6 mos or so - helps remind me that anything is possible. I read the tao te ching often when I need a splash of inspiration. I'll also re-read the Harry Potter series for fun.

Between school (anatomy and shiatsu reading) and the time I spend on here, I don't get much reading for enjoyment done anymore...
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it's a favorite of mine!
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"The Five People you Meet in Heaven" is excellent.
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I have two wonderful suggestions 1. Seizing your divine Moment by Ewin McMannis, so awesome, very inspiring. 2. Grace Amazing by Steve McVey, very uplifting!!! I keep both handy for those times that I need that little spark in my life
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I enjoyed all of the books written by Nickolas Sparks. His lastest book is called Dear John. I would called it inspirational but teaches a good lesson.

I enjoy "smut" books too. I like the kind that are called Novelettes, I thnk. They have 3-5 stories in each book. Each is about 75-100 pages long so I can read one story a night. Not too long so I wouldn't stay up because I can't put the book down. Lori Foster has a bunch of these books.
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Me too. I'm reading it now.



One of the 'bestest' (for pure enjoyment) books I've ever read is: The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

Here's a little tidbit from a website I copied for you:

Audrey Niffenegger's innovative debut, The Time Traveler's Wife, is the story of Clare, a beautiful art student, and Henry, an adventuresome librarian, who have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was thirty-six, and were married when Clare was twenty-three and Henry thirty-one. Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity in his life, past and future. His disappearances are spontaneous, his experiences unpredictable, alternately harrowing and amusing. from: http://www.readinggroupguides.com/gu...lers_wife1.asp

Such a good book! I've got goose bimples just thinking about the story.

Thanks everyone for your ideas too. Now I have some I can check out one day.

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I am not one for the smutty books either, but my sister-in-law writes for Harelquin Blaze, the absolute smuttiest line they have. I do read her books but I skip over the smutty parts because I am afraid I am reading about my brother's sex life! Too much information!!!!

I love all Elizabeth Berg books. I think she is a terrific writer. Anne Tyler is a favorite too.

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The Shelter of Each Other by Mary Pipher is one of my favorite non-fiction books:
http://www.amazon.com/Shelter-Each-O...e=UTF8&s=books

A Circle of Quiet is a wonderful autobiographical work by my all-time favorite author Madeleine L'Engle (you can't go wrong with any of her books - fiction, non-fiction, or poetry!):

http://www.amazon.com/Circle-Quiet-M...e=UTF8&s=books

I will also second some other suggestions for novels listed in previous posts - the Mitford series by Jan Karon is wonderful . . . it was a little slow at first but I fell in love with the characters and found them inspiring and comfortable.

Five People You Meet in Heaven was amazing . . . it was very uplifting although I must tell you I did a lot of crying before the book was finished!
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It's funny to see what books people are posting. When I need entertainment, I go back to my favorite Jane Austin, Charles Dickens, John Irving, and the queen: Maya Angulo who inspired me to read the classics in the first place.

I may get both The Five People you meet in Heaven and to counter act the tears, The Mitford Series (since I have never heard of this). I just don't have as much time to read anymore and if I pick up a book, I would like it to be something constructive not just a distraction.

Keep those suggestions coming. This is how I found "The Soldier of the Great War" which I fell in love with!

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I'll ditto those who recommended 'The Five People You Meet in Heaven' (by the author of Tuesdays with Morrie -Mitch Albom) and 'The Time Traveller's Wife' (it's very different, but so awesome!).

If you read Bridges of Madison County, the sequel 'A Thousand Country Roads' is good.

'The Red Tent' by Anita Diamonte is a wonderful book, too.
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This isn't a self-improvement book, but Jan Karon has a series that take place in this absolutely wonderful fictional town called Mitford. The books' characters are so endearing and quirky, that over the course of reading all of them, they became real people to me! Her books are uplifting, funny, entertaining....I love them!
I've been listening to those and love them. I just finished A New Song and am a bit sad that there are only 2 left, the characters really grew on me.

for the OP, have you read the Time Traveler's Wife or My Sister's Keeper? They are both very uplifting and great thought provoking books.
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I love Alice in Wonderland. It's not a heavy read, but you can be a bit reflective while being on the journey with Alice. If nothing else, the craziness of the book can make things around you look more sane.
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I second ( or is it third now?) The Purpose Driven Life. I also like the Max Lucado's books.
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for the OP, have you read the Time Traveler's Wife or My Sister's Keeper? They are both very uplifting and great thought provoking books.[/QUOTE]

I definitely agree that "My Sister's Keeper" is thought-provoking, but I'm going to respectfully disagree with you! I would NOT describe it as uplifting -- it's pretty tragic. I know I cried at the end. I would not recommend it for some whose spirits need lifting.

I'd suggest something more along the lines of some light chick lit. Marian Keyes is great. Her books are a little weightier than some of the typical chick lit in that they deal with real issues like divorce, addiction, etc., but the characters do have really funny moments and they're optimistic. Maeve Binchy is great too -- my favorites are "Evening Class" and "Circle of Friends" (can you tell I like Irish writers?)

For something a little more literary I'd recommend "The Secret Life of Bees" or "The Joy Luck Club" by Amy Tan. "Where the Heart Is" by Billie Letts is a great book-group type book, it was one of Oprah's books, and it's very uplifting.

Also, one of the best books I read this year was "Winter Wheat" by Mildred Walker. I'd never heard of it but it was in this great book called "The Book Club Cookbook" which has 100 books for book groups, plus recipes. "Winter Wheat" is set in the 1940s and it's about an 18-year-girl who was raised on a wheat farm in Montana and is leaving home to go to college and all the changes she's going through. It's really well written, one of the best books I've ever read. It's a little hard to find but it's definitely worth it.
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Maeve Binchy is great too -- my favorites are "Evening Class" and "Circle of Friends" (can you tell I like Irish writers?)
Oh, I forgot about Maeve Binchy. Her books are great escapist fiction. Evening Class and Tara Road were my favourites, I think. Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding was really hilarious, but not exactly new anymore. Another book by the same author Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination was also fun, and not nearly as stupid as I expected it to be. Another book that I loved was Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel.

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I second Bridget Jone's diary. I was laughing very hard, very tongue in cheek!I just finished Running with Scissors which was funny in a tragic way. It's a memoir. I usually read sad books or mysteries, however, I would like to try out some of the books in this thread.
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I agree about The Five People you Meet in Heaven. And Time Traveler's Wife. Also the No. 1 Ladies' Detective series - they are light and quite heart-warming.
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Deanne Gist's a Bride most Begrudging. I really enjoyed it.
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The Prizewinner of Defiance Ohio by Terry Ryan. It was made into a movie starring Julianne Moore. Skip the movie and read the book!
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The Prize Winner of Defince Ohio was my choice for my book club this month! Great, easy read. One of the only non-fiction I've read in my life! Usually give me chick lit!
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Two of my favorites are:

White Orleander by Janet Fitch. Beautifully written, her writing style is almost poetic. She has a new release entitled Paint it Black which I'm hoping "Santa" will bring!

The second is She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb. A story about a young woman, Delores Price. It is unimaginable that this book is written by a man. How he connects with his female character in this novel truly blew me away. It litterally made me laugh out loud.
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