It’s Sunday, which means for some of you the day is all about relaxing, reflecting, and gearing up for the week ahead. A good book, a cup of coffee, gloomy weather and a cozy bed is my ultimate recipe for a perfect Sunday. With the month coming to an end (where did February go?!), I thought it be a perfect time to offer a list of inspiring books to check out as March creeps in.
You Can Heal Your Life- Louise Hay
This is a book that was recommended to me by a friend. An international bestseller with over 50 million copies sold, I couldn’t believe I had never heard of it before! Louise Hay wrote this book to help inspire people to reconstruct their life, and find self-esteem and self-love. The book even includes exercises for you to commit to and complete, that slowly help you regain your sense of self-love.
The Heart Goes Last- Margaret Atwood
As soon as I walked into the bookshop, this was the first book that captured me. Margaret Atwood has a beautiful, persuasive style of writing that captivates and provokes thought. This novel conveys the story of a young urban couple who moves to the gated community of Consilience after suffering bankrupcy. The community offers it’s residents a lovely home and job for six months out of the year. For the alternating six months, they must be inmates of the Positron prison system. I’d recommend this book to anyone looking for a fresh read with a very chilling story line. It will definitely inspire, especially with the current social and political situations we are faced with.
Carry On, Warrior- Glennon Doyle Melton
In this moving personal story, Glennon shares her tale of trying to love herself and others. She encourages her readers to believe in themselves, to let go of perfection, and to embrace the difficulties of life. She let’s us know we don’t need to pretend everything is so easy and carefree. I’ve only just started this book, but Glennon portrays her hardships in an humorous and empowering light that will inspire you to carry on, just as she does.
The Opposite Of Loneliness- Marina Keegan
I have had this book on my wish list for weeks and am more than excited to start it. Marina Keegan was an award-winning author, journalist, playwright, poet, and actress. Her final essay, “The Opposite Of Loneliness” became instantly recognized and globally celebrated. Although Marina’s life was tragically cut short in 2012, her hopeful voice soars in this literary piece and has inspired many.
Big Magic- Elizabeth Gilbert
Elizabeth Gilbert is by far one of my favourite authors. Eat, Pray, Love is somewhat of a bible to me. Covered in sticky notes and taken on every trip I go, it’s become part of who I am. Her book, Big Magic is nothing short of inspiring. It is a call to all creators to embrace the wonderful privilege it is to be creative. If you’re a blogger, writer, photographer, or simply love to create- this is the book for you. Gilbert encourages a life beyond fear and will inspire you to follow your dreams regardless of how unrealistic they may seem.