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FromMyBookshelf: The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma

Years ago, back in 2017, I mentioned to my boyfriend that The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari is a book that I won’t review or rate (but if pushed it’s a whooping 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and then some) and the reason is it’s so personal to me.

December of 2015, my then neighbour (hey Amanda! 😊) was reading this book and it caught my eye. She spoke highly of the book and I ended up borrowing it. Come January 2016, I devoured the book, page by page as I soaked in the words. Robin Sharma’s words struck a chord in me and in two weeks, I was through. With a journal filled with notes, quotes and what I had learnt, I had unlocked something in me that I didn’t know existed. I ended up rereading the whole book again shortly after and that’s when the book achieved the status of being my best – all time fave – book. Unfortunately I had to return the book to the owner, but its words stuck with me, till today.

The whole of 2016 through 2017 saw me gushing about the book to anyone who would listen. It made me so happy when someone would tell me they read the book because of me, and even happier when they said they loved it. End of 2017 my boyfriend bought me my own copy of the book, and to say I was excited doesn’t even begin to cover it. I mean, I finally owned my own copy of my favourite book. Funny thing I didn’t read the book, I put it on my shelf and let it stay there. I had this fear that maybe I’m remembering it wrong. I mean it had been almost year since I read the book, I have talked it up to anyone who’d give me the time of day and maybe, just maybe, it wasn’t as good as I thought. What if I do read the book and end up hating it? These were the thoughts running through my mind and to me it was a scary thought. It’s not easy finding a book that you love and relate to.

For 15 months, my new copy of The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari gathered dust on my bookshelf as I came into terms with the fact that sometimes, one outgrows things, well in this case, books. Mid March of this year I went ahead and read it and I am happy to report that no, I haven’t outgrown the book. I loved it. Reading and rereading familiar sentences as I annotated my favourite passages. And the smile that came after the last line when I remembered why it’s my favourite book. A treat it was and I’m glad I reread it.

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari gave me this sort of clarity; from the life lessons, to the quotes to the teachings. Simply put, I loved it then, I love it now and it’s still my favourite.
This is as much as a review that one can get from me. Buy the book, read it and let me know your thoughts.

What’s your all time favourite book? Why do you love it? Let me know in the comments. ☺

6 thoughts on “FromMyBookshelf: The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma

  1. Ohh I know the fear of rereading loved books! I’m soo glad you still love it just as much though!

    I don’t know what my all time favorite book would be but one I dearly love and have absolutely no clue why is Sparkling Cyanide. It’s a book I listened to as a kid and I can now recite it word per word!! My whole family can actually because I listen to it so much.
    I have a couple books I absolutely loved when I was younger I’m kinda scared to reread now because it’s been years … but I will one day!

  2. I find it weird that your favourite book is not fictional. That said, I am also of the opinion that The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari is a good book. But I wouldn’t pick it over say, The 33 Strategies Of War, for example. And, I don’t have an all-time favourite book. Not. yet.

    1. Haha why is that? I look like I favour Fiction eh ?
      I haven’t read The 33 Strategies of War but I’ll give it a go when I come across it.

      Which book do you go back to reading a lot?

  3. ‘The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari’ has been on my to buy and read list for quite so long now that it’s about damn time I delve into it. You’re actually the second person whose ravings and rantings on the book that has my curiosity piqued a notch higher. They said the book was profound. Universe I need it.
    Aside, my favourite book? Who am I kidding here? But I’d say ‘The Law & The Promise’ by Neville Goddard and ‘Conversations with God’ by Neale Donald Walsch are mine. More so because they’re the books I run back to when I need some uplifting and good vibes and teaching.

    1. Oh hun, you should get The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari ASAP!!

      I have been eyeing Conversations with God for the longest time possible. I’ll definitely look for it.

      Thank you for reading and sharing your favourites. ❤️

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