Top 20 Books You NEED To Read

Have you ever read a book that had such an impact on you that you felt you had to recommend it to others like close friends or family? Or a book that was so informative and motivating that you told your boss and co-workers about it? A book so wildly entertaining that you wanted others to read it and take that adventure with you? We’ve all read books that have made a profound impact in our lives. The Bible comes to mind for most, or a classic novel like Of Mice and Men by Steinbeck or powerful poetry by Lord Byron.

On a recent podcast I invited Kristi Slaughter on, host of the Kristi Slaughter show on SuperTalk Radio ( During her years hosting the Saturday morning show she has interviewed countless authors and is a voracious reader herself. We discuss the top 20 books we think everyone should read in this episode.

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For those of you that didn’t take notes, here are the top twenty from each of us.

Cyrus’s list:

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

The Art of War by Sun Tzu

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey

Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac

Men & Dogs by Katie Crouch

The Winner Within by Pat Riley

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

Do Cool S**t by Micki Argrawal

The 10X Rule by Grant Cordone

The Catcher In the Rye by J.D. Salinger

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Cannery Row by John Steinbeck

Man’s Search for Meaning by Frank Hackl

The Power of Now by Eckert Tolle

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Tuesday’s With Morrie by Mitch Albom

1984/Animal Farm by George Orwell

Kristi’s list:

The Power of Now: Eckhart Tolle

Ask & it is Given: Esther and Jerry Hicks

The Four Agreements: Don Miguel Ruiz

The Dragon Doesn’t Live Here Anymore: Alan Cohen

The Power of Intention: Dr. Wayne W Dyer

The Shift: Dr. Wayne W Dyer

Change Your Thoughts Change Your Life: Dr. Wayne W Dyer

Think & Grow Rich: Napoleon Hill

Intentional Living: Choosing A Life That Matters:  John C. Maxwell

Katy No-Pocket: Emmy Payne

Gluten Free Baking Classics: Annalise G. Roberts

The Gentle Way: Tom T. Moore

The Burn Zone: Renee Linnell

The Lies We Tell Ourselves: How to face the truth, accept yourself and create a better life: Jon Frederickson

Nourishing Traditions: Sally Fallon

Pot of Gold: Cyrus Alderwood

Anne of Green Gables: L.M. Montgomery

The Process (3 Book Series) Elle Hari

The Plant Paradox: Dr. Steven R Gundry

Jack Canfield: The Success Principles (How to get from where you are to where you want to be)

What makes your list?