Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino
Discover How to Be Your Best
Top 10 Best Books - November 2014 - Best Ever You
Welcome to this month’s Best Ever You Top 10 Best Books list! Each book listed receives our Best Ever You Blue Ribbon Award for Excellence. You’ll find all sorts of books on our lists, written by various authors. We hope you add them to your library!

Hello, I am so glad you are here with me at Best Ever You Books! I've been awarding our Blue Ribbon to books since 2009 and have helped promote authors and create numerous best-sellers. I am an award-winning and best-selling, Hay House author of Percolate - Let Your Best Self Filter Through.  I've written three books.  Two have been self-published and one traditionally published.   I've helped a number of authors with their books and platform. I love to promote authors and their books and would love to work with you.  Each month I select ten books to receive our Best Ever You Blue Ribbon Award for Excellence. 

Please note: No authors or anyone associated paid me or compensated me to be on this list.

Don't Die with Your Music Still in You

Serena Dyer & Dr. Wayne dyer

In 2001, Dr. Wayne Dyer wrote a book called 10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace, based on the most important principles he wanted his children to live by. Serena Dyer, one of those children, has contemplated these ideas throughout her life. “Don’t die with your music still in you” has been the most important principle for Serena: to her, it means that you don’t allow yourself to live any life other than the one you were born to live.     In this book, Serena sets out to explain what it was like to grow up with spiritual parents. She touches upon all ten of her dad’s original secrets, imparting her own experiences with them and detailing how they have affected the way she approaches various situations in life. She shares stories, struggles, and triumphs—and Wayne, in turn, contributes his own perspective. This unique father-daughter collaboration will warm the hearts of all parents . . . and inspire anyone who is looking to find the “music” inside themselves.

Act Now! A Daily Action Log for Achieving Your Goals in 90 Days

Pete winiarski

 The ultimate how-to guide for changing the course of your results for the better - right now, this collection of instructional content and daily action log is the ultimate game-changer for anyone who would like to boost their productivity in any--or every--facet of their life. Complete with guidance and a daily action log that provides simple actions to take every day to help you achieve your dreams, Peter D. Winiarski's guidebook is geared to producing results in just ninety days. To maximize your personal productivity, wouldn't it be great to have your own personal coach there to give you a jump-start every day so that you start each day off with a positive frame of mind and course of action? Of course it would! No one wakes up and says, "I'm going to be ineffective and as pitiful as I can be today." We all want to be the best, but sometimes we just don't know where to start. Thanks to Act Now!, we know where, and know how. Including instructional content as well as ninety days of daily action log sheets, this how-to book gives you the tools to start changing your life today. Everyone from business leaders in Corporate America who want their companies to get better results; to managers who want better results from themselves and their employees; to entrepreneurs seekingincreased productivity, success, and goal achievement will benefit from the knowledge and positive direction within these pages. Describing the three types of action you can take and how they differ, it provides a framework to enable you to take action today and every day going forward.Insightful, moving, and easy to use, Winiarski's profoundly actionable and accessible guide is a breath of fresh air in a genre too often loaded down with suppositions, advice, and potentiality.Focused and driven by action, he provides the foundation upon which the building of success is built. Full of positivity and support, Act Now! A Daily Action Log for Achieving Your Goals will change your life forever--starting today.

Bookmarks Are People Too! (Here's Hank)

henry winkler

 Hank stars the same Hank as in the bestselling Hank Zipzer series, only this time he's in 2nd grade! Hank is a kid who doesn't try to be funny, but he somehow always makes the kids in his class laugh. He's pretty bad at memorizing stuff, and spelling is his worst subject. (But so are math and reading!) In the first book in this new series, Hank's class is putting on a play, and Hank wants the lead part: Aqua Fly. But he freezes in his audition and can only buzz like a fly. His teacher creates a special part for Hank, a silent bookmark. This may seem like an insignificant role, but when his enemy, Nick McKelty, freezes during the performance, it's up to Hank to save the play!

And I Breathed

Jason garner

Jason Garner is a husband, father, former Fortune 500 company executive, and spiritual student who spent the first 37 years of his life working his way up from flea market parking attendant to CEO of Global Music at Live Nation (the world's largest concert promoter) - never taking a breath in the belief that to be loved he had to be the best. He has worked with rock stars and sports legends and was twice named to Fortune magazine's list of the top 20 highest-paid executives under 40. His second divorce and the sudden death of his mother from stomach cancer caused Jason to re-evaluate what mattered in life ... and to finally breathe. He has spent thousands of hours sitting cross-legged with Masters of body, mind and spirit including learning from the monks at the Shaolin Temple in the mountains of China. In... And I Breathed, Jason shares his story in his uniquely confident yet vulnerable style. The book gives the reader a backstage pass to Jason's career as a concert promoter with stories of Coldplay, Toby Keith, Jenni Rivera, Enrique Iglesias and boxing champion Julio Cesar Chavez as well as an in-depth look at his studies with Guru Singh, Dr. Bruce Lipton, David Wolfe, Ron Teeguarden and Shaolin Master Wang Bo.

Leaving Montana

thomas whaley

From the Official Website... "Saying that Benjamin Sean Quinn had “anger issues” was an understatement. For those who knew him for the shortest amount of time, his life was in order: He was physically fit, had a great job which provided him a house in the suburbs and the material things he desired, a loving, monogamous relationship, two happy, healthy daughters and an established circle of friends. In all accounts, his life seemed perfect. But to those who knew him the longest, they knew he was an idle grenade, waiting for someone to pull the pin. For decades, Ben did his best to conquer his demons; to suppress the anger he accumulated towards his parents, Carmella and Sean, throughout their tumultuous marriage. Ben was their only child; forced to witness and experience things that most adults couldn’t even try to handle. He could not escape them or the anger, and no matter how hard he tried, as he matured, it became a part of him. Ben strived to end the toxic cycle and avoid adopting their pattern as part of his own life. By the time he reached his early thirties, he finally seemed to have it all under control. Then Ben’s father told him a “secret”. One left in Montana when he and Carmella were stationed there forty years earlier. It would exhume the painful memories and suppressed anger that Ben had been avoiding for years and force him to relive his past in order to face his future. Today Benjamin Sean Quinn boards a plane to Billings, Montana. It was time to face the secret head on and let go of the anger that silently ruled his life. It would be the boldest move he ever made, ultimately changing his life and the lives of those around him."

Shanti and The Magic Mandala

f.t. camargo

Shanti and the Magic Mandala is an adventure in which fantasy and reality are mingled. The book tells the story of six teenagers, from different religious and cultural origins and different parts of the world, who are mystically recruited to form two groups - one in the Northern Hemisphere, and one in the Southern. They eventually gather in Peru, and through a single alliance, begin a frantic chase for the sacred object that can stop the black magician's final plan...

All the Light We Cannot See

 Anthony Doerr 

From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.

Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.

In a mining town in Germany, the orphan Werner grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments, a talent that wins him a place at a brutal academy for Hitler Youth, then a special assignment to track the resistance. More and more aware of the human cost of his intelligence, Werner travels through the heart of the war and, finally, into Saint-Malo, where his story and Marie-Laure’s converge.

Doerr’s “stunning sense of physical detail and gorgeous metaphors” (San Francisco Chronicle) are dazzling. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, he illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another. Ten years in the writing, All the Light We Cannot See is a magnificent, deeply moving novel from a writer “whose sentences never fail to thrill” (Los Angeles Times).

Sugar Impact Diet

JJ Virgin

Most people know sugar is bad for them, but few people know the sugar impact of seven common foods-grains, roots, fruit, low-fat and no-fat diet and dairy foods, sugary sauces and condiments, alcohol and sugary drinks, and natural and artificial sweeteners-can be the real cause of inflammation, bloating, metabolic disorders, fatigue, and weight gain. JJ VIRGIN'S SUGAR IMPACT DIET will revolutionize how readers think about (and eat) sugar. This two-week, low-sugar diet helps retrain taste buds, restore sugar sensitivity, heal the digestive tract, rev up metabolism, and promote rapid weight loss. It also helps reverse premature aging, while heading off most chronic and inflammatory illnesses where they start.

The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane

Kelly harms

This year’s lucky winner of a brand-new dream home: Janine Brown of Cedar Falls, Iowa.

For heartbroken Janine "Janey" Brown, this announcement has the hallmarks of one of her Aunt Midge’s harebrained plans to lure her from her tiny kitchen, where she’s been submerging her grief in the pursuit of the perfect pot-au-feu. Meanwhile, across town, Janine "Nean" Brown couldn’t be more thrilled. She just knows that this house is her destiny, the chance to escape the latest in her revolving door of crappy jobs and drunken boyfriends.

When both Janine Browns descend on Christmas Cove, Maine, to claim the prize they both think is theirs, however, they discover that more than just a dream home awaits them at the water’s edge. Filled with wit and charm, The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane is Kelly Harms’s enchanting and heartfelt debut—a testament to the many ways love finds us, the power of a home-cooked meal, and just what it means to be lucky.

Nutley the Nut Free Squirrel

stephanie sorkin

Meet Nutley, an adorable squirrel who doesn't let his nut allergy slow him down. Join him on his journey to stay healthy with the help of his friends! Stephanie Sorkin has a degree in English Literature and lives in New York. As a mom of a child with multiple food allergies, she is proud to donate 100% of the book proceeds to FARE. With each book sold, the food allergy community will be closer to answers and solutions! "Nutley, the Nut-free Squirrel" is the gift that keeps on giving! 

Nutley won a "Mom's Choice Award" in September 2013! "Nutley" was also a finalist (June 2014) in the Foreword Indie Book of the Year Award. F.A.R.E. has awarded Stephanie with the "Food Allergy Fundraising Champion" title in recognition of her successful fundraising efforts.