Reading is known to reduce stress, increase vocabulary, and expand our minds to new ideas. Making time to read is difficult. But I encourage you to spend some part of your day/week/year opening at least one book to send yourself into another world. Shut the door to reality and enjoy a positive, relaxing reading experience.

Here are 10 options to get you started. Enjoy!

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondō

A Japanese philosophy about how to live with less.


The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

How to be intentional about discovering true contentment and ultimately growing happier.


Missional Motherhood by Gloria Furman

This book helps mothers find their purpose in motherhood and encourages them to view their role as a God-given mission.


Happy Is the New Healthy by Dave Romanelli

This book offers ways to add happiness and laughter into a life full of busyness and distractions.


The Girl on the Train  by Paula Hawkins

The story of a girl who sees a life-altering event take place while she is taking her usual train ride home. The story keeps you hanging until the end.


Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

Draw inspiration and empowerment from a book all about creativity. Toss aside fear and uncover your creative side in this must-read!


All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

A multiple award-winning story about a blind French girl crossing the path of a German boy both trying to survive World War II against all odds.


A Hidden Wholeness by Parker J. Palmer

Reflections and insights about how to map an inner journey where our souls and lives can be in congruence with one another.


 Wild by Cheryl Strayed

A memoir about a woman's awakening as she solo-hiked eleven hundred miles of the Pacific Crest Trail.



The Defining Decade by Meg Jay

Author Meg Jay explains why the twentysomething years matter and that they are not just a stepping stone to your thirties.




Read anything inspiring lately? What are your recommended reads at the moment? Let us know in the comments below.

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