Hey bumblebee! With about a month to go, I checked one more thing off my Fall Bucket List by completing my 10 Books of Fall! Here are some gems I spent time reading this season I highly recommend if you’re looking for new reads! (Some titles are accompanied by a lil piece of my opinion that you can do with what you will.)
This Moment is Your Life: A fun and easy guide to mindfulness, meditation, and yoga by Mariam Gates: It’s aimed at adolescent girls but I still oddly connect with it. This book along with Chicken Soup for the Teenage Girl are hands down two books I would recommend any girl, from adolescents well through adulthood.
Needful Things by Stephen King (1991): Spooky Season! The first time I read this book in high school, I had many sleepless nights.
Yoga Girl by Rachel Brathen (2014): I’ll admit, this is one of the special times judging a book by its cover has worked in my favor. The colorful image walked me right into the colorful lifestyle I adopted shortly after picking up this book for the first time.
Perfectly Imperfect: The Art and Soul of Yoga Practice by Baron Baptist (2016) :
Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind by Shunryu Suzuki (1970): This book and the one above by Baptist had the most influence on my life. They opened my mind up and changed my thought process while practicing yoga and meditation. I learned one of the most important things you can do in life is change the voice in your head from “I can’t” to “I can!!” Life has been much more enjoyable since reading these two books.
The Creative Tarot: A Modern Guide to an Inspired Life by Jessa Crispin (2016): One thing I began learning about during 2019 is Tarot cards, the power of meditation and background info on manifestation. This book was a great tool as a beginner card reader and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in practicing!
Discover Your Soul Signature by Panache Desai (2014): This 33-day challenge took a bit under two weeks to read but I genuinely learned so much. I often look over the notes I took while reading this book as it gives a different perspective on daily emotions such as shame, anger, and sadness. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for something to help find their truest selves.
Unmentionable: The Victorian Lady’s Guide to Sex, Marriage, and Manners by Therese Oneill (2016): ” Hey Siri, play one boss babe song for a great boss babe read.”
Nasty Galaxy by Sophia Amoruso (2016): A major fan of this entire book. I felt so inspired every time I sat down to read.
I’ve been inspired by Sophia Amoruso since watching the series inspired by her on Netflix, Girl Boss.
Borrowed and Blue by Emily Giffin (2015): I bought this book at the airport and pick it up at least once every two years. Not only is this lengthy book great for long trips, the author gives both sides to the same story which I LOVE!
A very special thank you to the Schlow Library of State College for having such an amazing selection.
What books are on your reading list this season?
Cheers to traveling through words,