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

Wellbeing/Mental Health

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!

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