Book Recommendations from My Reading List

I strongly believe that reading is fundamental to your growth. Here are a few of the best books I've read this year straight from my reading list.

Are you spending more time reading these days? Reading is Fundamental and the key to your personal success and growth.

Nelson Mandela once said:

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Ms Ileane says Reading is Fundamental! Out of the hundreds of books I’ve read in my lifetime, here are some of my favorites:

Perfect is Boring by Tyra Banks Perfect is BoringIn Perfect Is Boring, Tyra Banks and her mother, Carolyn, get raw, real and cray-in-a-good-way as they share what they’ve learned on Tyra’s journey from insecure preteen to supermodel and entrepreneurial powerhouse. I love the way the book goes back and forth between Mother and Daughter telling stories from the different points of view. It reminded me of the close relationship I have with my daughter Nicole.

Superfans: The Easy Way to Stand Out, Grow Your Tribe, and Build a Successful Business by Pat Flynn Superfans by Pat FlynnThis is a great book, that helps brands and businesses grow their tribe from scratch. It is a step-by-step guide to reach the top of what Pat Flynn calls, the Pyramid of Fandom. This book does not just let you climb up the Pyramid to the top, but also guides you on how to stay there for good.

Pat has been a true inspiration to many and he and I started blogging around the same time. I first met him in San Diego at Social Media Marketing World and saw him again at Podcast Movement when it was held here in my home town, Philadelphia. He was with his son Keoni and I think you can tell by the way I keep going on and on about Pat that I am truly one of his Superfans!

Pretty cool to see Pat reach out to me on Twitter when he needed a little help with his live stream!! Pat Flynn's Tweet YouTube Secrets: The Ultimate Guide to Growing Your Following and Making Money as a Video Influencer YouTube Secrets: The Ultimate Guide to Growing Your Following and Making Money as a Video Influencer In YouTube Secrets, online video experts Sean Cannell and Benji Travis draw on a decade of experience as well as interviews with more than 100 top creators to give you a step-by-step YouTube success playbook. YouTube has changed our world-from how we view video to how we connect and market-opening a new entrepreneurial landscape to ambitious individuals. Thousands of people generate six to seven figures annually from online video content. And, with the right roadmap, you too could be en route to real influence and income.

The Ultimate Retirement Guide for 50+ by Suze Orman The Ultimate Retirement Guide for 50+: Winning Strategies to Make Your Money Last a LifetimeI've been following Suze Orman's financial advice all of my adult life. My Mom was a big fan of Suze and got me hooked when she ordered a set of cassette tapes back in the day!

In her new book, The Ultimate Retirement Guide for 50+,  Suze Orman gives you the no-nonsense advice and practical tools you need to plan wisely for your retirement in today's ever-changing landscape. You'll find new rules for downsizing, spending wisely, delaying Social Security benefits, and more-starting where you are right now.

If you are into podcasts, be sure to check out the Women & Money Podcast or catch her PBS special when it debuts in your local area.

I Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons by Kevin HartI Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons by Kevin HartKevin Hart is a comedian born in Philadelphia. I love this book, not just because it has so many references to my home town but Kevin tells so many amazing stories that anyone can relate to. Of course many of them are hilarious but Kevin also shares outrageous tales of how he survived the heartbreak of divorce, alcohol abuse, growing up poor, losing a close loved one, and making a name for himself in the movie industry.

"New York Times bestselling author, superstar comedian, and Hollywood box office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and you have a “hilarious but also heartfelt” (Elle) memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself."

More of my favorite books

I put together more book recommendations for you here in my Kit.

Next up on my list of books to listen to in Audible are:

What's On Your List?

Tweet me on Twitter or DM me on Instagram with your favorite books so we can chat about them! Happy reading!

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