As the cohost of the Today show, Hoda Kotb is no stranger to talking. A lot. But her newest best-selling book, I Really Needed This Today: Words to Live By, offers a different insight: The keenest thoughts are often conveyed in the fewest words.
Says Hoda in her introduction, “Seemingly simple words tucked between quotation marks become the powerful elixir we need for so many reasons—to improve, renew, heal, guffaw, or just release…. Quotes are both the bubbly and the balm to help us make it through our unpredictable journeys.”
Hoda’s reading choices are also full of inspiration. These are the books that she has been reading and loving lately.
Hoda Kotb’s favorite reads of 2019
Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
If you want about 100 life lessons in a tiny book, pick this one up.
Just out. I cried in the pages…literally. A moving story about love and loss. This one will stay with me.
I’ve Been Thinking by Maria Shriver is a go-to as well! You feel better every time you crack it open.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families by Stephen R. Covey
I’m currently reading The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families by Steven R. Covey. With our new family, we have been working on a family mission statement. What are we about? Service, adventure, kindness…This book is helping us sort it out.
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