Growing up, I was always a book worm. I loved getting lost in stories. I was one of those kids that used to read under the sheets with a flashlight. Even though I stopped reading for a few years after becoming a mom, in the last couple of years, I’ve rekindled that love of reading. Yes, I still enjoy getting lost in a great story, but now I am also reading books that inspire me.
There are so many amazing authors and books that inspire and I want to read as many as I can; books that are thought-provoking, inspiring, life changing and eye opening.
There are some really great books that I’ve added to my library and I want to share them with you.
6 Books that Inspire
1.The Happiness Project
I came upon this book during a time in my life when I really needed it. I realized that even though I had so many great things in my life, I wasn’t really as happy as I could be and wanted to be. I wanted that to change. This book really inspired me and made me learn a lot about myself. After this, I started my own happiness project and it’s been a journey ever since.
2. The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown
I’d heard wonderful things about the author and decided to start with this one, The Gifts of Imperfection. Honestly, it really was life changing. The tag line says it all, “Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are.” I would definitely recommend it, in book form and audio book.
3. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
If you haven’t heard of the Marie Kondo method yet, I’d be surprised. With a hit series on Netflix that released last year, the Konmari method is well known. For me, I read the book a few years before, and even though some parts didn’t jive with me, the overall concept and theme was indeed life-changing. (Here is my experience with it.) Keep only the things that bring you joy, is the short lesson. And I do believe, that a tidier, decluttered home, can make me happier!
4. Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions
This is a must read for any parent, woman, mother or person who is interested in gender equality and raising their sons and daughters in that way. It’s a very short book, but powerful and important.
5. Eat Lift Thrive
As a fitness enthusiast, health and wellness advocate and personal trainer, I really love this book by Sohee Lee. It’s broken down into three sections. The first one talks about eating and nutrition and it really resonated with me. My whole life I would beat myself up for not having enough willpower. In this section, Lee talks about how willpower is not the key, it’s about so many other factors including changing small habits at a time. The lift and thrive portions of the book were great too!
6. A New Earth
I learned about this book and the author, Ekhart Tolle, through a podcast called Super Soul Conversations. It was seriously amazing. It was a 10-part podcast series, with Tolle and Oprah Winfrey that I looked forward to every week. It just opened my eyes and made me understand things so much better, not just for me in my life, but of those around me as well. After the podcast series finished, I knew I needed to read this book.
Currently I’ve started reading, The Joy of Missing Out, Finding Balance in a Wired World.
I have all of these books that inspire, and a few more in my Amazon store. If you do purchase one through the link, I will make a small commission.