Here’s the Books that You Recommended During Our Nerdy Thirty Giveaway

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Need some new reading material? During our Nerdy Thirty Giveaway, celebrating our 30th anniversary, we asked participants to share a book that has lifted up, encouraged, or inspired them.

Below is a compiled list of the books that were recommended.

They are in alphabetical order, bold titles were recommended more than once.

Thanks to everyone who shared one of their favorites! Enjoy!

11/22/63 by Stephen King
A Generous Orthodoxy by Brian McLaren
A More Perfect Union by Ben Carson
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank
Always Running by Luis J. Rodriguez
Art of War by Sun Tzu
As the Crow Flies by Jeffrey Archer
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
Awareness Heals by Steven Shafarmann
Baa Baa Black Sheep by Pappy Boyington
Beyond Ourselves by Catherine Marshall
Blink by Malcom Gladwell
Books by Mark Twain
Born to Win by Zig Ziglar
Business by the Book by Larry Burkett
Captain Rickenbacker’s Story Of The Ordeal And Rescue Of Himself And The Men With Him by Eddie Rickenbacker
Carrots and Sticks Don’t Work: Build a Culture of Employee Engagement with the Principles of RESPECT by Paul Marciano
Cartoon Guide to Statistics by Larry Gonick
China Cry by Nora Lam with Irene Burk Harrell
Crime and Pubishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Daring Greatly by Brené Brown
Decisive by Chip and Dan Heath
Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh
Demian by Hermann Hesse
Die Empty by Todd Henry
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink
East of the Mountains by David Guterson
Eyes Wide Open by Andrew Gross
Fighting the Flying Circus by Eddie Rickenbacker
File… Don’t Pile! by Pat Dorff
Fish! A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results by Stephen C. Lundin, Harry Paul, John Christensen
Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Follow the River by James Alexander Thom
Gabby: A Story of Courage, Love and Resilience by Gabrielle Giffords, Mark Kelly, Jeffrey Zaslow
Galatians a Book of the Bible by Paul
Generational Insights by Cam Marston
Getting Things Done by David Allen
Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by Roger Fisher, William Ury, and Bruce Patton
Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
God Never Blinks: 50 Lessons for Life’s Little Detours by Regina Brett
God Ventures; True Accounts Of God In The Lives Of Men by by Irene Burk Harrell
God’s Smuggler by Brother Andrew, John and Elizabeth Sherrill
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Good Marriages Grow! A Book for Wives by Irene Burk Harrell
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don’t by Jim Collins
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Grace: More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine by Max Lucado
Ham on Rye by Charles Bukowski
Hardcore Zen by Brad Warner
Healing the Heart: Overcoming Betrayal in Your Life by Joan Hunter
Heroic Leadership by Chris Lowney
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
How To Enjoy You Life and Your Job by Dale Carnegie
How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie
How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing in the Pits? by Erma Bombeck
Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B. Cialdini
Isn’t it Amazin’? by Tommy Lewis as told to Irene Burk Harrell
It’s Easier to Succeed Than to Fail by S. Truett Cathy
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Justin Morgan Had a Horse by Marguerite Henry
Lead Like Jesus by Ken Blanchard
Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman’s
Life After Life by Raymond Moody
Life Matters by A. Roger Merrill and Rebecca R. Merrill
Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin
Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Look Great, Feel Great by Joyce Meyer
Made to Stick by Dan & Chip Heath
Man of Peace by Jerry D Thomas
Misadventures of a Garden State Yogi: My Humble Quest to Heal My Colitis, Calm My ADD, and Find the Key to Happiness by Brian Leaf
Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioural Economics by Richard Thaler
Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
Muddy Sneakers and Other Family Hassles by Irene Burk Harrell
My Story, My Song: Mother-Daughter Reflections on Life and Faith by Lucimarian Roberts, Missy Buchanan, Robin Roberts
Not Without My Child by Rebecca Winters
Nudge by Cass Sunstein
Off Balance on Purpose: Embrace Uncertainty and Create a Life You Love by Dan Thurmon
Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Suess
On Combat by Col. Dave Grossman
On Gold Mountain by Lisa See
On Writing by Stephen King
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr.Seuss
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
One Thousand Beautiful Things Compiled by Marjorie Barrows
One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are by Ann Voskamp
Personal Power by Tony Robbins
Point Man: How a Man Can Lead His Family by Steve Farrar
Prayerables II: Ordinary Days with an Extraordinary God by Irene Burk Harrell
Prayerables: Meditations of a Homemaker by Irene Burk Harrell
Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely
QB VII by Leon Uris
Ready Player One by Earnest Cline
Reinventing Yourself: How To Become The Person You’ve Always Wanted To Be by Steve Chandler
Return to Eden by Dean Harrison
Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
Security Blankets Family Size Irene Burk Harrell
Self-Defeating Behaviors by Milton R Cudney
She Who Remembers by Linda Lay Shuler
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
Sidetracked Home Executives: From Pigpen to Paradise by Pam Young & Peggy Jones
Silver Boxes: The Gift of Encouragement by Florence Littauer
Strategy Matters: A Simple 7-Step Process To Go From Struggle To Success by Robert Stover
Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters by Meg Meeker
Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard by Chip and Dan Heath
Synchronicity by Joseph Jaworski
Take the Risk: Learning to Identify, Choose, and Live with Acceptable Risk by Ben Carson
Talk Your Way to the Top: Communication Secrets to Change Your Life by Kevin Hogan
The 21 Undeniable Secrets of Marriage by Dr. Allen Hunt
The 4:8 Principle by Tommy Newberry
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
The Bible
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande
The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
The Covenant Secret: The Master Key to Success by John Feloni
The Disease Delusion by Dr. Jeffrey Bland.
The E Myth Revisted by Michael Gerber
The Energy Bus by Jon Gordon
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
The Frances Treasury: Four Books in One by Russell Hoban (Author), Lillian Hoban (Illustrator)
The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth by Chris Brogan
The Game of Work by Charles A Coonradt
The Gift of the Jews by Thomas Cahill
The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino
The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor
The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn
The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom with John & Elizabeth Sherrill
The Kneeling Christian by Albert Richardson
The Land Uncharted by Keely Brooke Keith
The Last Lecture by Jeffrey Zaslow and Randy Pausch
The Learning Brain by Sarah-Jayne Blakemore
The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks
The Mentor’s Spirit by Marsha Sinetar
The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
The Potent Self: A Study of Spontaneity and Compulsion by Moshe Feldenkrais
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle
The Power of Your Story by Ben Arment
The Road Less Traveled by M Scott Peck
The Robe by Lloyd C Douglas
The Screwtape Letters by CS Lewis
The Secret Drawer by Nancy Gee
The Shack by William P. Young
The Stand: The Final Flight of Lt Frank Luke, Jr. by Stephen Skinner
The Stoning of Soraya M. by Freidoune Sahebjam
The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson
The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff
The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
The Ultimate Sales Machine by Chet Holmes
The Way Things Ought To Be by Rush Limbaugh
The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do To Get More of It by Kelly McGonigal
Thinking Fast & Slow by Daniel Kahneman
Time of Wonder by Robert McCloskey
To kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee
Trinity by Leon Uris
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
Uncontainable by Kip Tindell
Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose
War On The Middle Class by Lou Dobbs
When God Says Go by Lorry Lutz
Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life by Spencer Johnson
Wholeness and the Implicate Order by David Bohm
Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
Wicked Business by Janet Evanovich
Winged Defense by Billy Mitchell
Your Natural Gifts by Margaret Broadley
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