Adventures in Reading

Hi! Welcome to the resources page. If you enjoy relaxing with a good book, you’ve come to the right place. Occasionally in my blog posts, I will refer to some helpful books that I encourage you to read, both for your own benefit as well as for your teen’s.

Below is a list of some of my favorites, and I’ve broken them down into categories to make it easy for you to navigate. Many of these books have helped me, my husband, and my kids in several areas of our lives, and I hope they will help you, too. Happy reading!

Parenting and Improving Relationships

Wild at Heart – Discovering the Secrets of a Man’s Soul  by John Eldredge

Raising Positive Kids in a Negative World  by Zig Ziglar

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts  by Gary Chapman

The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers: The Secret to Loving Teens Effectively  by Gary Chapman

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking  by Susan Cain – Gain insight into your introverted teen.

Advice, Tips, and Self Improvement

How to Win Friends and Influence People  by Dale Carnegie

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People  by Steven Covey

The Magic of Thinking Big  by David J. Schwartz

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less  by Greg McKeown

The Manual to Manhood: How to Cook the Perfect Steak, Change a Tire, Impress a Girl & 97 Other Skills You Need to Survive  by Jonathan Catherman

Teaching Teens about Money:

Smart Money Smart Kids – Raising the Next Generation to Win with Money  by Dave Ramsey and Rachel Cruze

Financial Peace Revisited  by Dave Ramsey

The Richest Man in Babylon  by George S. Clason – This book helped to inspire my son’s passion for finance, saving, and investing when he was only 16.

Rich Dad, Poor Dad  by Robert Kiyosaki

Think and Grow Rich  by Napoleon Hill

Debt Free U – How I Paid for an Outstanding College Education Without Loans, Scholarships, or Mooching Off My Parents  by Zac Bissonnette