Lately I’ve been sharing some of my reading material that holds a place on my bookshelf. Now I don’t know about you, but when a book I buy lands a place on my bookshelf, it means it was a pretty good read. Its either there or being loaned to a friend, because I think learning is only half its value until it is shared with another.
So this week I’d like to share with you 10 of my favourite books that make you feel good about yourself. Some of them are on my bookshelf (pictured), others are off working their magic with friends in various parts of the globe. I absolutely love reading a book thinking “this is just the book for X”. Sharing is caring – I hope you can find a new book in the list!
This book is a bookshelf must. It also fares well on a coffee table, as a small reminder left around the house for someone who needs to read it, and as a general “breathe deep, tomorrow’s a brand new day” reference. Essentially the book is a collection of quotes, illustrations and photos that will remind you that everything is going to be OK.
Now a film, this French (now translated into English) book has sold millions of copies. The story follows a psychiatrist who sort of has a midlife crisis, packs his bags, leaves his girlfriend, and sets off into the world to find out what makes people happy. It is light hearted and fun and will surely put you in a good mood, especially if you’re a wanderer at heart.
Miranda Kerr’s debut book has been described by the woman herself as “power thoughts for my generation”. It is an inspirational read, if idealistic in nature, but will make you feel good nonetheless.
The second book in the series, Empower Yourself, may also be of interest.
If there is one woman’s journey that inspired us in 2014, it is the story of Cheryl Strayed who solo-trekked her way along the Pacific Crest Trail – one of the toughest trails in the USA. Inspirational, motivational, and highly engaging. Also now a major motion picture.
5. The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun
The title says it all. Oh, and its a #1 NY Times Best Seller.
Jessica Alba’s Honest company has been a huge success. This is her book of the same name that encourages women to live a healthy and natural approach to life from the inside out.
If you’re feeling sluggish, tired, or in need of a detox from the inside out, then this is without a doubt the book for you. Full of loads of yummy recipes, nutritional advice and a healthy outlook on life!
As one of the most inspirational and motivational women in fashion, the story of Diane von Furstenberg is sure to make you smile and feel like you can conquer the world!
The inspirational story of Sophia Amoruso, the woman behind Nasty Gal, is sure to give you that extra push you need. I recently read the book upon recommendation of my readers (thank you guys!!!) and I 100% agree, this is a must-read!
This novel tells the story of Scott Fitzgerald’s (yes, the author of Great Gatsby) wife and her life as this prolific author’s other half. Zelda is a strong, witty individual and her approach to life (as depicted in this novel) is sure to make you smile.
Over to you! Are there any books that make you glow from the inside out!?