Reading was a huge priority of mine this year, and a hobby I plan to continue into 2022 as well. I typically read non fiction books, but this year I also got into reading fiction! I actually ended up reading a LOT of fiction books, and loved it.
All of the books I read are listed and linked below to Amazon (affiliate links – thank you in advance for using my links!!). BUT I did get all of these from my local library, so you may not need to purchase any at all! My library also has tons of free ebooks and audio books as well. If you prefer to read that way check and see if your library does too! Hoopla and Libby are 2 apps I use for this, as well as Kindle!
Down to Earth – Lauren Liess – design book with dreamy interiors and good stories,
Cozy White Cottage – Liz Marie Galvan – another design book.
Habitat The Field Guide to Decorating – Lauren Liess – I love the way this design book is layed out like a field guide.
Abode – Serena Mitnik Miller – design book with gorgeous photos
Non Fiction Books
Stillness is the Key – Ryan Holliday – HIGHLY recommend this one!
Astrology – Madeline Gerwick– good intro to astrology book
There’s No Such Thing as Bad Weather – Linda Akison McGurk – a really awesome book about getting outside and the huge benefits!
Minimalism – Joshua Fields Millburn – really good book about living a simpler lifestyle that isn’t “stuff” based.
Still Running – Vanessa Zuisei Goddard – a book about silent meditative running – very good!
The Happiest Kids in the World – Rina Mae Acosta – interesting read that goes well will No Such Thing as Bad Weather.
You Were Born for This – Chani Nichols – astrology book that was very easy to read and learn about astrology
The Honest Enneagram – Sara Jane Case – short little enneagram book
Wood Becomes Water -Gail Reichstein. Very interesting book about chinese medicine
Everyday Chinese Medicine – Mindi Counts – good info about chinese medicine.
Power Vs. Force – David Hawkins – I actually didn’t finish this one because it gets very technical, but interesting read and I might try it again at some point.
Energy Medicine – Donna Eden – a little too much for me at this moment
G’Morning, G’Night – Lin-Manuel Miranda. Loved this one. Short and inspiring poems to start and end your day. This would be one to purchase and read over and over.
Digital Minimalism – Cal Newport – All about how we use our phones way too much and how we can minimize that. Really great, eye opening read!
Relish – Daphne Oz – didn’t like this one at all
Ancient Wisdom for Modern Living – Jane Alexander – very good!
What I Know For Sure – Oprah Winfrey – LOVED this one!
Huddle – Brooke Baldwin. A good one about how when women huddle together instead of tearing each other apart powerful things can happen
The 5 Second Rule – Mel Robbins. powerful concept and message, but it could have been a blog post.
Vibrate Higher Daily – Lalah Delia – about raising your vibration to obtain more peace, joy, and success in life.
Obsessed – Emily Heyward. Business book about building a brand
The Woman in Cabin 10 – Ruth Ware – kind of a thriller/murder mystery book but not super scary.
Flowers in the Attic – V.C. Andrews – fiction. crazy. weird. well written. It’s part of an 8 part series.
Petals in the Wind – V.C. Andrews. The second book in the series
Work in Progress – Leanne Ford and Steve Ford – loved learning their stories
Layla – Colleen Hoover – good fiction book. Paranormal themes but not sca
November 9 – Colleen Hoover. So so good.
All Your Perfects – Colleen Hoover. Also really loved this one. TW – infertility
It Ends With Us – Colleen Hoover. Good but I also hated it and the way it ended. TW – domestic violence.
Verity – Colleen Hoover – Finished it in less than a day, but so so so weird, creepy. TW – child abuse
Confess – Colleen Hoover. Another good one!
In A Holidaze – Christina Lauren. Such a cute holiday read!
Twelve Days of Christmas – Debbie Macomber. Another cute holiday read
Never Never – Colleen Hoover. This series was an easy quick read. Not her best, but still good.
The Unhoneymooners – Christina Lauren – Loved this one! Funny, lighthearted, and a sweet story.
41 books! I’m kind of in disbelief when I look at that list! Some of them are design books, so granted those contain a lot of pictures and less words, but still – this is more books than I have ever read! I remember the last 2 years setting the goal to read one book a month, and not hitting it the first year. I also got back into fiction this year thanks to our trip to Cancun without the kids!
Another thing that I think factored in to reading so many books was the social media break I took this year. I took the summer off of social media, and picked up books instead. And on the whole this year you’ve probably noticed (or maybe you haven’t because you have your own life!) that I haven’t posted nearly as much on my Instagram account. It just hasn’t felt right or like a huge priority I need to be feeding – which is a story for another post.
But ANYWAY – hopefully you can get some recommendations from this list for your own reading! And send me your rec’s as well to add to my list for next year!
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