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Inspiring Books to Read

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Reading is a great way to encounter new ideas and perspectives. Today’s The Element Apartment Homes Blog invites you to read something new for the new year. We are highlighting a few inspirational books in this post. Visit your favorite Mt. Prospect, IL bookstore or the public library and buy or check out one of these great books to enjoy this month.

The Noticer by Andy Andrews

Like The Traveler’s Gift, The Noticer is a unique narrative being a blend of fiction, allegory, and inspiration. Gifted storyteller Andy Andrews helps us see how becoming a “noticer” just might change a person’s life forever.

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women — mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends — view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don't.

The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

From the author of the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller Tuesdays with Morrie, comes a novel that explores the unexpected connections of our lives, and the idea that heaven is more than a place; it's an answer.

Alone Time by Stephanie Rosenbloom

In our increasingly frantic daily lives, many people are genuinely fearful of the prospect of solitude, but time alone can be both rich and restorative, especially when traveling.

Be Your Own #Goals by Kristen Martin

In this refreshing, yet straightforward, guide, bestselling author, Kristen Martin, puts her personal and professional learning experiences on display for your benefit. Concise, witty, and relatable chapters and exercises make for an engaging and easy-to-read good time.


What books have you read that inspired you? Share your recommendations with the rest of our apartment community in the comments. Happy reading!