There’s no other way to say this: I am a hardcore book fiend.

At any given time I’m likely reading 4+ books simultaneously, and I often get asked for recommendations, so… here you go! Below, you’ll find lists of my favorite reads by category. I hope these books give you as much joy, hope, and entertainment as they’ve given me.

Oh! And underneath my list of favorites you’ll also find an updated list of what I’ve read so far in 2017. I’ll keep adding to this list all year long, and always love getting book recommendations on Twitter.

Happy reading!

Personal Development

Memoir & Personal Essays

Social Justice, Racism, & Gender Equality

Sports & Hiking Memoirs

Food & Cooking Memoirs

Vegan Cookbooks

Spirituality & Meditation

Minimalism & Decluttering

Romance & Erotica

For Writers & Creatives

2017 Books (so far!)

For the list of what I read in 2016, click here.

In addition to the books listed above, I’ve also been working my way through everything on this list.

*Yes, these book links are Amazon affiliate links. The books won’t cost you a penny extra, but I make a tiny bit of money when you purchase through my link, and that money goes toward hosting costs for the website and the podcast.*