Books, as a medium, hold the greatest overall power to transform us; so I believe. Each of the books below has changed or added to my life in an enriching way. It is not a complete list, but hopefully a useful one.
Whether you struggle to read (therefore making the accomplishment all the more meaningful) or you read a book a day, the reward surpasses the effort immeasurably. My gratitude goes to each of these authors for their skill and their care. Thank you.
I have chosen not to use ad sales. The links all try to go to used booksellers. I do wish the authors to get paid, and I need money too, yet I feel the more information is disseminated, the better. So if a book is already waiting to be read, and no new trees must be cut for you to enjoy it, then that may be the best choice.
Lastly, I encourage you to use libraries and to give away your personal books after reading them. Write your name in it, pass it on, and ask the next person to do the same when they are finished. Hoarding knowledge and art, when not needed, is something that deserves reflection and action.