Book Recommendations

An Important Word About Buying Books

1. I have read every book I recommend on this page.

2. When I look for a book I always begin with my local library. If they have the book and I LOVE it then I will purchase a copy. 

3. I frequent thrift shops for used books as well. If I find any on this list I often buy them to gift. 

4. If I am able to support a local bookstore I will go that route. I also search a book depository for books on sale. 

5. I use a Kindle for many book purchases. I also use Indigo for quick delivery AND I use Amazon* but not all the time. I am an Amazon affiliate. I receive compensation for each book purchased here using the Amazon link (amazon.ca.)

*Many of us have concerns about Amazon and want to support small local businesses. Amazon makes it very easy for me to provide you with all the details of the book by linking to their website. If you have any great suggestions for buying books let me know.  

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In the  Shelter: Finding a home in the world
by Pádraig ó Tuama

As soon as I started reading this book I felt that strong connection that happens when you deeply resonate with an author. It was like I was having a conversation on the level of my soul with a dear friend. I started reading it as if I was reading a sacred book. Instead of devouring the text I read bite-sized pieces and reflected on what Pádraig was saying.  

 

This book is destined to be on my top 5 books of 2021. 

 

I could talk about this book all day!

I have three copies of The Dance of The Dissident Daughter by Sue Monk Kid. One to lend, a hard copy I have marked up and read many times and an ebook version so I always have access to it. 

 

For any woman who has been or is part of the Christian tradition and is waking up to the divine feminine and the role of the patriarchy. Please read it! 

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Braiding Sweetgrass
by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Part of my spiritual recovery has involved reconnecting with nature. Robin Wall Kimmerer is both a botanist and a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. She combines the wisdom and understanding gained from her background "to show that the awakening of a wider ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world.  For only when we can hear the languages of other beings are we capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learning to give our own gifts in return." (From the back cover of the book.)

What if "Women Rose Rooted? 

Here's another book I own two copies of and have given away as gifts multiple times. My book club is currently working our way through this book one chapter at a time.

Sharon Blackie is a gifted storyteller. In this book, she takes us on a journey to find our place in the world. I had the pleasure of interviewing Sharon on my pocast. You can find the interview here or wherever you listen to podcasts .

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One for the people-pleasers.

Until my book is available I am going to recommend The Courage To Be Disliked for people-pleasers everywhere. It takes courage to be disliked. We want to be popular. We want to have followers and people who like our posts. This book challenged me to stop making excuses for being stuck in my life.  This book has sold over 3 million copies.