I love to read, and each year I set a Reading Challenge on goodreads. (Follow me here) From the discussions we've had in previous classes, I know some of you are also big readers, so I thought I'd put together a recommended reading list for you! Some of these are pretty new, and some I've been rereading for a while!
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert - read approx 2010
A friend gave me this, and I rolled my eyes. I'd seen reviews of it when it first came out and I dismissed it, thinking it was 'chic lit'. The story tells of Liz, who goes through a difficult divorce, and plans a year out to Eat (in Italy, both physically and metaphorically to build herself back up), Pray (in India, where she spends time in an ashram) and Bali, where she learns to love again, both herself, and a new partner that she meets. Based on the author's own life, I've now reread this several times and will revisit at times when I feel like I need to shake things up a bit - or just when I get itchy feet!
How to Live a Good Life by Jonathon Fields - read 2018
This book offers practical tips on how to improve daily life, from little things to huge changes. It can be read as a book, or work through like a manual. A great one to re-visit, it helps me focus on one thing at a time!