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Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott:
- With its "instructions on writing and life" this book is a great resource for writers but also applicable to non-writers.
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield:
- This is a must-read for all creatives, entrepreneurs and anyone wanting to live their dreams and fight the enemy of Resistance.
Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg:
- Goldberg helps you "free the writer within" and unlearn all the rules about writing.
The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kid:
- This book is a quick read and not easy to put down. I'm nearly done with it but I will warn you that it's not lighthearted and deals with some difficult subjects.
The Land of Elyon series by Patrick Carman:
- This series is in the same vein as Lord of the Rings but is much easier reading. This time around Jason and I are reading them together.
Something Beautiful for God by Malcolm Muggeridge:
- This is "the classic account of Mother Teresa's journey into compassion." Based on conversations between her and the author, this book is a unique perspective on this incredible woman.
A Million Little Ways by Emily P. Freeman:
- Whether you're a creative, a mom, or a career woman, this book will help you "uncover the art you were made to live." See my review here.
One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp:
- Even if you read nothing else this year, read this book. I guarantee it will change your life as you learn to "live fully right where you are."
Next on my list:
Notes from a Blue Bike by Tsh Oxenreider:
- This is the story of one women's quest to bring the simplicity and the slow pace of life lived abroad to the Western World. I can't wait to read how she does it.
Wonderstuck by Margaret Feinberg:
- This ones on my list because I don't live this way, but I really want to.
Kisses from Katie by Katie J. Davis:
- This is the true story of an eighteen-year-old girl who goes overseas, ends up moving to Uganda, and eventually adopts 13 children.
That's my list so far. Clearly I'm too serious and need more fiction in my life. I'd love to hear what's on your reading this this year in the comments below. Also please be sure to add any fiction recommendations you may have for me.