We all have that one book we always return to, and for Kelly Clarkson, it’s this “practical guide to personal freedom.”
The singer posted a photo of on Instagram, admitting that it isn’t the first time she’s picked up her copy of the New York Times best-seller.
“Reading this book again because a friend mentioned it to me, and it couldn’t have been more perfect timing in my life,” Clarkson wrote. “I read this years ago but even better the 2nd time.”
Written by don Miguel Ruiz, the tome describes self-limiting beliefs, and how readers can use the Four Agreements—each based on Toltec Wisdom—to eliminate suffering and self-doubt and experience true happiness.
The first of the guidelines is to, “Be impeccable with your word” the second, “Don’t take anything personally”; the third, “Don’t make assumptions”; and the final rule, “Always do your best.”
While says the formula may not exactly be based off of insights from thousands of years previous, it does mirror concepts used by modern psychologists and can serve as a presentation of healthy ways to break away from negative relationships. And with over 7,000 4.5+ star reviews on Amazon, it seems the fans agree.
In addition to this self-help-style book, Clarkson is also a fan of The Plant Paradox, which she credited with her nearly 40-pound weight loss. “It might not work for you, but it worked wonders for me,” she said of the diet, which identifies toxic ingredients hidden in “healthy” foods.
Her bookshelf also includes biographies like , which she read in June and She’s also shared snaps of —a non-fiction page turner by a German chemist—and .
Of the latter she praised, “Good gosh. I couldn’t put this book down…I am a Harry Potter geek and proud of it.”
So where do we sign up for her book club?