Reading is one of my greatest pleasures and has been since I was very young- I find it therapeutic, transformative and comforting. You will always find me with a book (or two) on the go, and I am captivated by the endless array of stories and guidance that exist in book form- whether fiction or non-fiction. As a writer, creative spirit and sensitive soul, there have been several books throughout my adult life that left a significant impression on me and I would recommend them to like-minded individuals in a heartbeat. The library list below contains a selection of writing that has opened my mind, shaped my perspectives on life and stayed with me over the years- you can click each link or photo to learn more.
Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, Anne Lamott
Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within, Natalie Goldberg
The Artist’s Way, Julia Cameron
The Practice Is the Path: Lessons and Reflections on the Transformative Power of Yoga, Tias Little
Perfectly Imperfect: The Art and Soul of Yoga Practice, Baron Baptiste
Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times, Katherine May
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, Susan Cain
The Book of Hygge: The Danish Art of Contentment, Comfort and Connection, Luisa Thomsen Brits
A New Earth, Eckhart Tolle
This One Wild and Precious Life: The Path Back to Connection in a Fractured World, Sarah Wilson
First, We Make the Beast Beautiful: A New Journey Through Anxiety, Sarah Wilson
Untamed, Glennon Doyle
She Explores: Stories of Life-Changing Adventures on the Road and in the Wild, Gale Straub
Wild, Beautiful Places: Picture-Perfect Journeys Around the Globe, National Geographic
Lands of Lost Borders: Out of Bounds on the Silk Road, Kate Harris
The Travel Writer’s Way: Turning your travels into stories, Jonathan Lorie
All The Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr
The Nightingale, Kristen Hannah
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Taylor Jenkins Reid
The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, John Koenig
Have you read any of these books?
I am always looking for new recommendations and especially love hearing about meaningful books that have left a lasting impression on others. Please share them with me in the comments below!