I am obsessed with reading (and writing).

That’s me, but not everyone likes to read. Some people hate it. Case in point: My kids hate it and ask why they are being punished when I suggest 30 minutes of reading. (Ah, the irony.)

When I was a kid and then a teenager, there was nothing more delicious to me than quiet reading time. Who am I kidding….still the very same now at age 39 1/2.

There are some books that have moved and inspired me in ways that, hahaha, words probably could not describe. These are those books that, after reading them the first time, I am never the same and that I then I re-visit (sometimes often) over time from that point on.

These are mine — can you tell me yours, too?!?! (By the way, I didn’t link the books to Amazon or anywhere else. Also by the way, they are in A-Z order by author’s last name.)

Finding Your Own North Star by Martha Beck

Writing Down Your Soul: How to Activate and Listen to the Extraordinary Voice Within by Janet Conner

Writing Down The Bones by Natalie Goldberg (anything by her for those interested in The Writing Life or aspects of it)

84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff

Intimacy: Trusting Oneself and the Other by Osho (anything by him)

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

Take Time for Your Life by Cheryl Richardson

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz