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, as well as a real time list of all the books I’m reading this year. I hope these books give you as much joy, hope, and entertainment as they’ve given me.

Happy reading!

Personal Development

Memoir & Personal Essays

Social Justice, Racism, & Gender Equality

Sports & Hiking Memoirs

Food & Cooking Memoirs

Vegan Cookbooks

Binge-Worthy Fiction

(For lovers of Harry Potter/Hunger Games/Twilight)

Spirituality & Meditation

Minimalism & Decluttering

Romance & Erotica

For Writers & Creatives

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

2018 Bookshelf

In 2018, my goal is to read 100 books. Below, I’ll keep track of what I’ve completed in real time.

1. Men Explain Things to Me, by Rebecca Solnit
2. The Soul of Money, by Lynne Twist
3. The Power of Moments, by Chip and Dan Heath
4. Red Queen, by Victoria Aveyard
5. Freedom is a Constant Struggle, by Angela Y. Davis
6. The Year of Less, by Cait Flanders
7. Six of Crows, by Leigh Bardugo
8. Crooked Kingdom, by Leigh Bardugo
9. A Field Guide To Getting Lost, by Rebecca Solnit
10. An Ember in the Ashes, by Sabaa Tahir
11. The Erotic Mind, by Jack Morin

1. A Torch Against the Night, by Sabaa Tahir
2. The Smart Girl’s Guide to Polyamory, by Dedeker Winston
3. Eat Up, by Ruby Tandoh
4. Dear Mr. You, by Mary-Louise Parker
5. Opening Up, by Tristan Taormino
6. Glass Sword, by Victoria Aveyard
7. Soulful Simplicity, by Courtney Carver
8. My Life on the Swingset, by Cooper S. Beckett

*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.*