I love reading inspirational books; I try to read a few pages of one every single night before going to sleep. It's why I wrote my own! I can't get enough of them.
I love books that remind me how powerful I am if I want to be and how to create a life that I've always wanted. I wanted to share with you some of my favorite inspirational books...books that have truly changed my life and way of thinking and have taught me how to bring so many good things into my reality. Here's the line up:
1. Infinite Possibilities - The Art of Living Your Dreams by Mike Dooley
My bible. Mike Dooley has such a fun, inspiring way of suggesting how to achieve magical things. He explains life in such a way that really feels right to me, and I love that he says you'll know truth because of the way it makes you feel. This is my go-to book just to re-read through my highlighted sections and be instantly encouraged to make things happen! Also, he is the author behind "Notes From The Universe", a daily email that is sent out every morning for a dose of inspiration and encouragement. It's my hands-down favorite message to get every morning.
2. E-Squared - Nine Do-It-Yourself Energy Experiments That Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality by Pam Grout
The skeptic in me devoured this book. The coolest things will happen when you test out her experiments and will give you chills. She proves we truly are the creators of what we see and experience. And honestly, the experiments were fun, but just her writing and way of explaining things throughout the book was my favorite part. This is also another book that I just re-read for the reminder that I live in a magical universe where anything can happen if I want it to.
3. The Magic - by Rhonda Byrne
This book has me on cloud nine everytime I read it. You can't help but feel so in love with your life and everyone around you while reading this book. I've read her other books, The Secret and The Power...and those are great too...but she really hit the nail on the head with this one. This book explains the very powerful effect of being grateful and gives you a task to complete every day for 28 days. Good things happen when you read this book!
4. The Map - To Our Responsive Universe, Where Dreams Really Do Come True by Boni Lonnsburry
This book is great because Boni really focuses on explaining the things that hold us back from our dreams; self-sabotaging behaviors like self-limiting beliefs, jealousy, insecurity, doubt, etc. I feel like her book was almost like a workbook, and I really discovered a lot of pushed away feelings and beliefs I'd been harboring for years, even decades.
5. Get Rich, Lucky Bitch - Release Your Money Blocks and Live a First Class Life by Denise Duffield-Thomas
I love Denise because she has a foul mouth like me and she's very relatable. Reading her book helped me realize that I had major money beliefs I didn't know I had that were holding me back from abundance, and that there is no better time to start anything than now. This book really caters to how we as women view ourselves professionally and how we deal with money. One thing she says that has stuck with me the past couple of months is that us women always feel like frauds...and no matter how much we achieve, we still have the tendency to feel like we're not the "real deal". That motivated me so much to just start. Start doing the things I have felt like I need to hold off on until X, Y, and Z happens. You can also check out her amazing blog, Lucky Bitch, for instant inspiration.
Now you know my top 5 favorite books for inspiration, if you have any to share, leave them in the comments below because I'm always on the hunt for more inspiring books.
is it sad to say that I have never heard of any of these? They sound great! I think I need to read them! Recently I have been realizing that a lot of things I want in life are things I keep saying "I'll do that (or have that) when...." but why am I not doing these things now? There really is no better time to start than now. We just have to be motivated, and I think these books might do that!
Yes!!! No better time to start than now, that's like my new mantra I keep repeating to myself because I hold off on so much as well.
Well at least I'm not the only one!
Me too. I am working on the best yes right now! I need to add those to my list though!
I have actually never read a book like this. I should start though! The get rich lucky bitch one sounds like a good place for me to start! 😉 I like a book that is honest and has curse words!! 😉
Oh you should, they're amazing 🙂 Yeah her book is in my top 3 🙂
Oh man... this post is everything. I kind of wish I didn't read it because now I want ALL of those books... I'll be making you some money with these clicks 😉 Seriously though these are my favourite genre of books to read too and I know I will be picking up a few of these!
Thanks for sharing! xo
Awesome, you won't regret reading any of them!! I chose them out of like a list of 30 other books I've read lol. Since you read these kinds of books feel free to share any with me that you really like 😀 I'm obsessed with reading them ALL!
Ailee | Snapshots & My Thoughts
The only book I've heard of is the Get Rich, Lucky Bitch!! I'll have to read the others too! I am still oscillating between iPhone, Kindle, iPad or hardback to read. I so miss having a physical book, but the other options are just so easy. Do you use your Kindle for all reading?
I know what you mean! And yeah, all of my books on are my Kindle...well actually my tablet with the Amazon Kindle app. I do love the ease of being able to read at night without a light on since that's really my only time to read (mom life!). And I like that I can highlight and bookmark in the kindle app and then easily go back through my favorite parts of a book.
Consider me intrigued. I'm both skeptical and intrigued by thoughts of energy and control and magic. I've had quite a full life of doing a lot of things, but also of being afraid.
I think I'll take all of them! Too bad this isn't a bookstore and I can't just say I want them and you can gift wrap them all pretty for me.
Can I do that?
Hahaha if I had them in actual book form, I'd send them all to you!! I was a skeptic too until I was desperate 2.5 years ago and just couldn't believe that this other way of thinking could change my life so much. I would've wanted to punch my current self in the throat for saying all these lame things but I just want to yell them from rooftops now lol. You should really try just one book with an open mind!
Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom
Oh this is bad. I'm a book addict (although my blog addiction slightly overshadows my book addiction). You should see my bedside table-- it's stacked high with books I have yet to read and ones I'm working on.
Sounds like you have some great choices here.
Thanks for sharing.
Wishing you a lovely evening.
Hahaha me too Jennifer, it's bad.
Hi Jessica! Very interesting books. I'm mostly intrigued by The Magic. Thanks for the wonderful descriptions. I'm going to put all of these on my TBR list. Pinning! 😀
The Magic is a great one! You'll love it!
Thanks! I'll definitely start with that one. 😀
Sarah @ GlamGranolaGeek
Oh I'm SO happy to have discovered this list!! I have found since I have zero time to figure out what books are 'so hot right now' and I don't watch the news or much TV, I'm just so out of the loop and have no idea where to even start with picking something to read. I will definitely be referring to this list when I get back to reading more consistently (hoping soon!).
Oh yay!!! I have been obsessed with reading these kinds of books so out of like 20 I've read so far, these are my top 5 so I'm SURE you would love at least some of them 🙂
I love motivational books too!!! Thanks for sharing, I'll definitely need to add a couple of these to my reading list 😉
Awesome, I hope you like whichever ones you end up reading 🙂
E-Squared sounds super intriguing!! I love to read Denise's emails when they hit my inbox.
I'll have to pin this, so I can reference this once I am done with Die Empty.
E-squared is amaze balls, and I LOVE that you get Denise's emails too!! That's so awesome!
We totally have the same taste in books! I am adding The Magic to my "Read Soon" book list!!!
Woot, awesome, I knew I liked you for a reason lol!! ;P Oh and you will love The Magic, soooo good!
This is a great post. I can't wait to read these, as well. I get really motivated by inspirational speakers, books and magazines. Thank you. I will post on my blog, as well.
Me too Caryn!! And I'm glad you liked this post!
You know I pinned this!!!!!! Manifestation bitches!
Those books sound super cool!!! I love to read and I LOVE motivational books. In fact, that's all the books I read and own. I like to read things that push me to better myself, intrigue me and spark a fire! I have my Kindle on my i-phone full of this stuff and like you, I highlight and bookmark and re-read to re-encourage constantly!! I also have a ton of real books in my girl den that I do that with constantly as well. I love holding books as I read them, I prefer to read that way actually, but I do both, real books and/or Kindle.
Hahaha you're just like me! All I read are motivational books. That is so cool that you highlight and reread too!!!