@travelswithjulie @angusisley @kfoleywellness @readjulia ... (A follow-up from I am asking the universe to teach me... and Books I want to give to all my friends) I mostly just want recommendations, but I'll start us off...
  1. Tiny beautiful things
    Cheryl Strayed
  2. Eat, pray, love
    Elizabeth Gilbert
  3. Letters to a young poet
    Rainer Maria Rilke
  4. This is the story of a happy marriage
    Ann Patchett
  5. Blackout: Rememberin the Things I Drank to Forget
    Sarah Halpern
    Suggested by @readjulia
  6. When Breath Becomes Air
    Paul Kalinithi
    Suggested by @readjulia
  7. Stardust by Neil Gaiman
    Or, honestly, any fairy tale or faery tale or fairy/faery tale adaptation.
    Suggested by @solitarygigi
  8. Komiko Hahn
    The Narrow Road to the Interior
    Suggested by @travelswithjulie
  9. The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron
    I think a lot of times we're distressed during transitions because parts of ourselves need to die or get left behind. I love this book because it helps people get at the question of, "What are you going to replace this unwanted habit/symptom/etc with?"
    Suggested by @kfoleywellness
  10. Appetites: Why Women Want by Caroline Knapp
    If you are a woman that self-medicated with food (or food restriction), this book is a must-read. I love how it outlines all the bigger issues that cause us to reach for food.
    Suggested by @kfoleywellness
  11. The Surrender by Toni Bentley
    This is an erotic memoir, so use your own discretion in deciding whether this is right for you. I loved its examination of power dynamics in relationships, and the author's self-reflection about how she checked out and gave herself up in relationships. She needed this power dynamic to contain her and helps we be a truly active participant in her own intimate encounters.
    Suggested by @kfoleywellness
  12. Anne of Green Gables, Jane Eyre, and The Golden Compass
    I love books where the protagonists have their own backs no matter what. It was always a necessary paradigm for me.
    Suggested by @kfoleywellness
  13. Redeeming Love
    Francine Rivers
    Suggested by @clairea321
  14. LANGUAGE OF LETTING GO by Melody Beattie
    Not only is this book super helpful, simple and direct - but it's li.st related for me, because @lenadunham wrote about the app version you can download, which pops up a different passage on your phone everyday at 9 a.m. Over the past year, it's been a real life saver! 👍🏽
    Suggested by @angusisley
  15. Truth and Beauty
    Ann Patchett
    Suggested by @grace57
  16. Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller
    Suggested by @hannazoeo
  17. The Kite Runner
    "I wondered if that was how forgiveness budded; not with the fanfare of epiphany, but with pain gathering its things, packing up, and slipping away unannounced in the middle of the night."
    Suggested by @melissaklaeb
  18. Self Help - Lorrie Moore
    Oddly one of the best books I've ever read while feeling sad and lonely and worthless. I felt a lot better after. It's a collection of short stories, don't let the title fool you.
    Suggested by @iam_hannahsun