I have always had a fascination with books. During my Grade 2 parent visitation my Mom found that I was consistently done all of my work before the other students and spent the majority of my days sitting in the corner reading chapter books. It was after that specific parent visitation day that my mom decided to homeschool my older sister and I as we weren’t benefitting from conventional schooling. Throughout my early homeschool years I impatiently waited for my Mom to finish her book club picks so that I could read them as soon as she had them completed. I take great pride in the knowledge I consume through literature and thoroughly enjoy reading.
One of the goals I made for myself this 2017 year was to read at least one book a month that inspired personal-growth. We have just come into the third month of the year and I can’t count how many books I’ve already read but will share the ones I enjoyed the most as well as the ones on my upcoming and ever growing list.
Without further adieu, my 2017 reading list.
GO PRO–7 Steps to Becoming a Network Marketing Professional, Eric Worre
The Magnolia Story, Chip and Joanna Gaines
7-An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess, Jen Hatmaker
The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Marie Kondo
Clutter Free with Kids, Joshua Becker
Essentialism -The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, Greg Mckeown
The Joy of Less-A Minimalist Living Guide, Francine Jay
The Last Child in the Woods, Richard Louv
Simplicity Parenting, Kim John Payne
The Whole Brain Child- 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Childs Developing Mind, Daniel J Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson
Hands Free Life-9 Habits for Overcoming Distraction, Rachel Macy Stafford
Hands Free Mama, Rachel Marie Stafford
It Starts with Food, Dallas & Melissa Hartwig
The Omnivores Dilemma, Michael Pollan
Eat Dirt, Dr. Josh Axe
Whole- Rethinking the Power of Nutrition, T. Colin Campbell and Howard Jacobson
How to Raise a Wild Child- The Art and Science of Falling in Love Nature ,Scott D. Sampson
Parenting the Whole Child, Scott M. Shannon, MD
I am currently educating myself on the topics of minimalism, nature deficit disorder, attachment parenting, whole food nutrition, homeschooling, essentialism, becoming a locavore, tiny house living, human development and self sufficiency. I have currently read 5 of the listed books and enjoyed them all but have favourited 7-an experimental mutiny against excess, this far on my 2017 reading journey. I am in hopes to find additional titles to add to this list which will help shape my mindset and current lifestyle.
Help me add to my list! What books have inspired you to lead a more purposeful life full of meaning and knowledge?
I hope this list helps you gain some motivation in picking up a new read in the near future.