Challenge Yourself with These 5 Books

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Austin Wiggins

Founder & Owner of: Writing by Ender

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Books, Writing Writer and Author of Bonds that Bind 


The self has to be challenged to grow. You need to have perspectives that are different than yours to reach a higher version of self. Literature has often met those demands and has inspired growth in people since its invention. This is why self-help books are wildly popular. This curated list offers three novels and two non-fiction books to challenge your perspective and to foster your personal growth.

Love In The Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Modern depictions of love have gone awry. We all understand the depth of love but not many commercial stories illustrate this. Love in the Time of Cholera is a reminder of unyielding love and of unrequited love. The book spans an entire lifetime. It encompasses just about everything that can happen to someone: love, loss, failure, and success. To see love through Marquez’s eyes is to see unfolding infinite layers.

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

From a young man to adult. Invisible Man details a black man’s adventure to becoming everything else but himself. It is a sprawling work on racism and identity. That will give you a glimpse of insight into modern race relations (especially in America.) What you’ll find from this novel is a condition of having too much direction. Of moving on the slightest whim in spite of what you might want.

The Stranger by Albert Camus

An ordinary man commits murder. Find out why in this interesting take on a common trope. Albert Camus is both a writer and philosopher, this is spotlighted in this tale. The main character here faces the indifference of life, the resulting conclusion gives this book the flair of Albert Camus, accepting the absurd.

The Unlimited Self by Jonathan Heston

Unlike the previous books, The Unlimited Self is relatively recent (released November 2015). This book hosts the core of the challenge. It centers on destroying limiting beliefs in order to realize inner greatness. It includes activities and methods to discovering your limiting beliefs, the thoughts that hinder growth in a certain direction. It then provides tools and to overcome these beliefs. For those seeking growth and development, this book can potentially be a one-stop-shop.

The Elements of Expression by Arthur Plotnik

If you ever wished to be understood, to be able to express your feelings in a way that doesn’t make you sound unintelligible. If you have ever wanted to have the ability to use words in a way to enrapture people. The Elements of Expression is definitive beginners guide there. What we learn from Elements of Expression are phrases and types of speech that both make your writing, or speech, more or less expressive. This book is a definite for writers and those who make speeches often.


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  2. ADaughtersHero 3 years ago

    These sound intriguing and I will be adding them to my list of MUST reads for the year. Thanks for the wonderful suggestions!

  3. trendsandrelations 3 years ago

    Love this list. I remember reading Invisible Man in high school and it’s a story that’s never quite left me

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  5. Moony 3 years ago

    Great list and great post you guys make. Thanks for always being a positive change in this world that always seems to be portrayed as chaotic.

  6. Sarah Tilsley 3 years ago

    Thank you. Those books sound really interesting, especially The Unlimited Self by Jonathan Heston. I’ve just downloaded this to read.

  7. digmylife 3 years ago

    You just sold a book, I bought Elements of Expression through Amazon.

  8. ladycee 3 years ago

    Hello Austin,
    Thanks for the suggestions. I think I’ll invest in the Elements of Expression. Sounds useful to me as a wannabe writer.
    Question: Will it enable me to write stories as well as you do? ?

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      Austin L. Wiggins 3 years ago

      I appreciate the complement, and I’d you think I write well then Elements of Expression will get you there and more!

  9. SauceBox 3 years ago

    Millionaire digest needs comedy writers! ? let me know and I will provide! ??

  10. domainworldtower 3 years ago

    “What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you. Books help us understand who we are and how we are to behave. They show us what community and friendship mean; they show us how to live and die.” — Anne Lamott

  11. domainworldtower 3 years ago

    Some books leave us free and some books make us free.

    –Ralph Waldo Emerson

  12. Neha Kundapur 3 years ago

    Reblogged this on creativebentofmind and commented:
    Reblogging on creativebentofmind

  13. Bary 3 years ago

    Albert Camus is indeed well known for his ideas on absurdism. But little is known about his ‘few and constant sincere friends’, one of which is fellow Nobel Prize winner Jacques Monod. I touched on this friendship on a short blog post I wrote here –> https://thisandthat404.wordpress.com/2017/06/23/what-do-albert-camus-and-jacques-monod-have-in-common/

  14. paperchainx 3 years ago

    Every growing tbr ??

  15. Megha 3 years ago

    These books sounds interesting. Added them to my to read list. Thanks for them. ?

  16. Angie Sim 3 years ago

    I think I’ve actually heard of The Stranger. Sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing!

    xoxo
    Angie
    angieyhsim.wordpress.com

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