I love love love books. I am obssesesd with Amazon.com and book stores in equal measure. I don’t care whether they are hard cover, soft cover or on my iPad. I just love to read.
I often get asked about my favourite books, my latest reads, and the books that have changed my life. So, to fuel your reading juices, and just because I love talking about them, here I post some of my oldies, my newbies, and the book’s that are rocking my world right now. Before you check out these great books, if you haven’t already head on over and check out Getting Real About Having It All, my first book out now through Hay House!
Health and Wellbeing
Crazy Sexy Diet - Kris Carr. I just love this book. I picked it up in New York, hard cover and all, and dove straight into the beautiful, cool and crazy colour pages. It is filled with inspirational stories, images and ideas for how you can get healthy and happy through what you eat, drink and how you live.
It’s official, I have a new girl crush – Kimberly Snyder! I am officially in love with her She is a nutritionist to the stars, and has written this amazing book that covers just about everything you could ever want to know about living well through eating clean, green and fabulous. Check it all out here.
Being Your Best
My cousin Paige recommended this book to me, as we were discussing my writing process, and she thought this could help me uncover some creativity. Boy was she right. Twyla Tharp is one of the leading choreographers of her generation, and in this book, she not only shares her personal creative secrets, but she shows how to unlock your own creativity through a series of thought provoking exercises, and excerpts from the creative greats like Mozart. Truly fascinating. Check it out here.
Change Anything - In their new book, Change Anything, the New York Times bestselling authors of Crucial Conversations and Influencer, show us that we have a lot less control over our behavior than we think we do. However, we can affect the influences that govern our behavior and that puts the power to change back in our control. With a clearer understanding of the science behind personal change, we can become ten times more successful at changing anything.
You might have seen this in a recent blog post, but didn’t want you to miss it! What can I say about Danielle LaPorte. She is a soulful, badass and inspiring writer and all round cool person. I stumbled across her website and was drawn in by her blogs and her voice. I then came across her new book, The Firestarter Sessions, which I instantly pre-ordered on Amazon. I had to wait to start reading it as I was in the final stages of my first draft for my upcoming book Getting Real About Having It All (small plug, check out the My Book page . But the second I had the book in with the publisher I started reading, and listening too actually as I bought the Audible version also and love to listen on my walks. The book is a soulful but practical guide to creating success. If you are an entrepenuer, or anyone looking to create success in business and life, then check this out. It’s a gift to the world.
I recently ordered 18 Minutes by Peter Bregman. It is a very cool book on how to be more effective, and getting more satisfaction from our work and life. Peter is a blogger for Harvard Business Review, Fast Company and Forbes magazines, and is the CEO of Bregman Partners, working with senior execs in Fortune 500 companies, non-profits and start ups. The book is easy to read, humorous and highly practical.
What I’m Listening Too
Adele - Oh my, what can I say about this woman? I remember listening to her for the first time whilst I was walking along the beach, and I was totally blown away. She has the most soulful voice and her lyrics just slay me. If you have yet to check her out, get to it! But be warned, emotion stirring doesn’t begin to cover it. Amazing. Check her out here.