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13 Universally Loved Books Everyone Should Read

These are the greats that fit everyone’s story

It’s difficult to create a story that can be relatable to everyone. But these authors did just that, and they’ve done it well. These books are our top picks that not apply to everyone, but they also achieve the must-read status.

Choose from previous misconceptions about women’s sexuality to the ways to overcome massive debt. In short, you’ll find something that floats your boat!

#1 Untrue by Wednesday Martin

Untrue by Wednesday Martin Get this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

This book unpacks the ways that outdated scientific studies, which have since been proven wrong, shaped so much about people’s ideas about women’s sexuality. Wednesday Martin explains that women and female animals seek out multiple partners for many reasons, including boredom, better chances at reproduction, and just to have more people feeling responsible for her and her kids. It’s an essential book for understanding romantic relationships as a form of survival.

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#2 Goddesses in Everywoman by Bolen, Jean Shinoda, M.D.

Goddesses in Everywoman by Bolen, Jean Shinoda, M.D.Get this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

This book is an “oldie” of sorts and has already served both babyboomers’ and Gen X’ ladies well by expanding their view on what becoming their authentic selves could really mean.

What Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D. must be credited for, really, is having taught generations of women how stereotypical views of the feminine keep us locked in place, rather than society allowing us to expand and grow into our true potential.

In her book, Bolen introduces seven classical Greek goddess archetypes, from Hera, the godmother, to Hestia, the goddess of the hearth- then relates them to areas where women typically excel or fail, such as being dominant and strong (positive side of Hera), or over caring for the partner and children (with a depression to follow suit once the fledglings have left home- negative side of Hestia).

This way, she helps her female readers figure out which emotional patterns they have been taught to identify with the most in their individual biography and surroundings, and how this choice (might) inhibit their mental and spiritual growth in the present.

Further on through the reading process, Bolen then illustrates how to break those negative (or potentially negative) patterns up to finally thrive and expand our consciousness. The genius move in this book is how the author takes a powerful image from ancient Greek lore for the reader to empathize and identify with, and then relates it back to the individual woman in a very involving, practical way.

Goddesses in everyday women (and its counterpart for men, Gods in everymen, by the same author) really is a standard work for personal self-development and a self-help manual of the extraordinary kind. Buy them both, and gift one to your hubby- miracles might occur.

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#3 Positive Thoughts for Troubling Times by Allen Klein

Positive Thoughts for Troubling Times by Allen KleinGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

We live in stressful times. While uplifting thoughts might not change all of that, they can help us counteract negative news. They are reminders that we can take back our power and not let other people or other things ruin our life.

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#4 Girl, Get Off the Couch by Dr. Radisha Brown

Girl, Get Off the Couch by Dr. Radisha Brown Get this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

Girl, Get Off The Couch is the groundbreaking self-help book you desperately need to drop the weight and *ALL* negative thinking attacking your feelings of self-worth! Dr. Radisha lays open her own story from growing up in foster care, being obese, depressed, and having log self-esteem to being healthy and happy again.

In this candid, how-to-guide Dr. Radisha helps readers:

  • Shatter negative thinking
  • Obliterate poor eating habits
  • Identifying trigger moments
  • Establishing healthy weight-loss goals that actually work
  • ….and so much more.

Dr. Radisha will discuss how you can overcome the emotional pain of life’s traumatic experiences and how to train the mind to create a healthy mindset and get your body, mind, and soul back into balance. She will talk about the guidance we need to find our happy place again.”

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#5 Life is Easy. We Make it Hard By Cory Collins

Life is Easy. We Make it Hard By Cory CollinsGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

This is very uplifting and motivational self-help book that offers easy-to-follow advice on how to get ahead in life. It touches on a number of topics such as career, business, relationships (both personal and professional), and the everyday struggles of life in general, and fully empowers you to attain the prosperity that you may desire, through both the author’s personal experiences and some very enlightening quotes from many well-known people.

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#6 Financial Freedom by Chase Lawson

Financial Freedom by Chase LawsonGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

Help your loved ones get on the right foot financially. This book will help them take an interest in their own finances and is an easy to read and understand guide as they navigate through life. This book is easy to relate to as it’s written by a 27-year-old who has overcome five-figure debt and wants to help keep your loved one from getting in a similar situation.

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#7 The Ultimate Droodles Compendium by Roger Price

The Ultimate Droodles Compendium by Roger PriceGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

This book is a collection of over 350 of Roger Price’s most famous Droodles. Known for co-creating Mad Libs, Roger Price first gave us the humor of Droodles, where anyone can look at the simple line drawings and try to guess the captions, only laughing out loud (OK, sometimes groaning!) when the real caption is read. Droodles were one of the biggest fads of the 50s and 60s and even had their own primetime game show. Droodles offer laughs to the world and couldn’t we all use a little more humor and lightness in our lives?

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#8 Fast Lane, Wrong Direction by Renessa Boley Layne

Fast Lane, Wrong Direction by Renessa Boley Layne Get this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

In the mad dash to succeed, many leaders find themselves in the fast lane going in the wrong direction – compromising their health, relationships, family and personal satisfaction in the pursuit of success. Over time, they can grow bored, burned out, or unfulfilled, questioning whether the payoff is worth the sacrifice. Whether finding your “right direction” requires a complete personal or professional u-turn or a mere shift in direction, this book offers witty and heartfelt insights to redesign your work and life. As one Amazon reader wrote, It’s a book you will reference over and over again. This is a refreshing wake-up call for more joy, authenticity and true fulfillment in the pursuit of success.

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#9 Frank Lloyd Wright’s $10,000 Home by Robert J. Hartnett

Frank Lloyd Wright's $10,000 Home by Robert J. HartnettGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

When Emil and Anna Bach approached Frank Lloyd Wright to design and build their Chicago home in 1915, he quoted a cost of $10,000, or $250,000 in modern purchasing power. Wright is known for his grand, international designs like the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo and the Guggenheim in New York. But he also designed beautiful and carefully practical small family homes like the Bach’s little dream house. Frank Lloyd Wright’s $10,000 Home is a design-focused portrait of that iconic building, featuring rare building illustrations, beautiful maps, intimate family stories, and extensive photographs that offer a distinctive look at the house’s history, the families that lived there, and the thoughtful process of its protection and restoration.

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#10 Taming Chronic Pain by Amy Orr

Taming Chronic Pain by Amy OrrGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

1 in 5 people experience chronic pain, so basically everyone will either suffer from chronic pain or have a friend or family member who does. Chronic pain affects more than just the body, and it’s vitally important for sufferers and caregivers to know the basics of chronic pain, as well as how to healthily manage it and the subsequent emotional, financial and psychological effects it has. This book contains practical advice and guidance for caregivers and sufferers alike, and has been highly recommended by multiple pain physicians.

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#11 The Kilwade Tragedy by Terry Keys

The Kilwade Tragedy by Terry Keys Get this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

The importance of teen health and teen mental health cannot be overstated. Sadly, Terry’s novel is punishingly timely with all of the violent events so razor sharp at present. This is a novel to read not only because it is fine prose, but it also suggests a flaw in our society. A book every parent MUST read.

Amazingly graphic, terrifyingly real-life and current time. A parental must read. Terry Keys, USA Today bestselling author of Lie No More and The Missing pens his most captivating book to date. This is the heart-breaking story about a small-town boy who’d taken everything from everyone until he could take no more.

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#12 Paper Maps, No Apps by Johnny Welsh

Paper Maps, No Apps by Johnny Welsh Get this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

Digital detox road trips are exploding right now so my girlfriend and I made a bet to travel without the use of our smartphones, social media, or Google maps. We started in Frisco, Colorado and drove through Utah, Arizona, Nevada, California, into Mexico and then back to Colorado. With our phones off we met more people, communicated with each other better (we are now engaged), and noticed more art.

We jokingly gave our road trip a nickname, Paper Maps, No Apps. It started to change the behavior of some friends around us so the idea became a quest.

This documentary, which we journaled, has turned into an award-winning book as of June 23, 2019.

Brief synopsis below;What starts off as a dare turns into a social experiment that becomes a way of life. A young couple creates a fun way to stay connected by disconnecting. Unplugging the phones and being present are the rules. This travel adventure quickly turns into a self-deprecating comedy about bad smartphone habits.

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#13 1984 by George Orwell

1984 by George Orwell Get this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

1984 is about a dystopian society that is ruled by a totalitarian power that sees and controls the actions of every citizen. This fictional novel is important for people to read today because there are several incidents in the book that mirror trends that are occurring in the modern political and social debate today. Specifically, the talk of changing history to suit modern narratives and the ability of the government to view everything we do online and in real life. George Orwell’s prophetic view of the future should be read by everyone and should be a warning of what should be avoided in modern political and social changes.

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Contributors to this article
Rachel Wagner from Rachel-Wagner

Alexandra Nima from TheSophisticatedGeek

Allen Klein from N/A

Radisha Brown from Holistic Living by Dr. Radisha Brown

Courtney Pritchard from Preeminent Solutions

Chase Lawson from N/A

Claudia Sloan from Tallfellow Press

Renessa Boley Layne from Perfect Work Academy

Claudia Gutierrez from Tawani Enterprises, Inc

Amy Orr from Amy Orr Books

Terry Keys from TerryKeysBooks

Johnny Welsh from Peak 1 Publishing, LLC

Sam Maizlech from Gunivore

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  1. If they are “Universally loved” how come I only heard of one of these? The headline implies that these books are universally popular, not necessarily good. Needs a different headline, like “13 Books Everyone Should Read” or something.

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