book list

I started this page so that I could list books (in no particular order) that have been meaningful for me at different points in my life. I hope (eventually) to write at least mini-reviews of all of them, even if it’s just to write a sentence or two. I’ll continue to add to the list, so please check back from time to time. pathwriter’s note 8/12/14: I realize that I haven’t updated this page in a while, and I’ve read a lot of good stuff in the past year! I will try to update the list in the next couple of weeks.


The Book of Awakening by Mark Nepo – This book of 365 daily readings is the first thing I read upon waking. I have only recently discovered this lovely open-hearted book, but it is sure to become the Velveteen Rabbit of my spiritual bookshelf…well-used and worn from much loving.

Broken Open by Elizabeth Lesser  – See

Care of the Soul by Thomas Moore

The Re-enchantment of Everyday Life by Thomas Moore

The Gift of Change by Marianne Williamson

Everyday Grace by Marianne Williamson

Loving What Is by Byron Katie

Finding Your Own North Star by Martha Beck

Steering by Starlight by Martha Beck

Finding Your Way in a Wild New World by Martha Beck

Ordinary People as Monks and Mystics by Marsha Sinetar

The Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Illusions by Richard Bach (actually, pretty much anything by Richard Bach)

A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle – I had this book on my shelf for a couple of years and finally picked it up to read recently…confirmation once again that I’m led to the right books at the right time. Many of the concepts that Tolle talks about in this book I had heard and understood on an intellectual level, but didn’t know on that deep, wordless, soul level. Not only was I ready for what Tolle has to say, but his words also dovetail beautifully with other recent reads.

Defy Gravity by Caroline Myss

The Firestarter Sessions by Danielle LaPorte

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert – Another book I bought and didn’t read until years later. Related to a LOT of what Gilbert shared.


7 thoughts on “book list

  1. I too am a huge Clarissa Pinkola Estes fan. After reading your blog, and seeing your reading choices, I’m certain you would absolutely LOVE: The Faithful Gardner: A Wise Tale About That Which Can Never Die also by Clarissa Pinkola Estes. Very moving and so beautiful.

  2. Composing a life by Mary Catherine Bateson as well as Composing a Further Life are books of wisdom for thoughtful, creative women.

  3. I noticed you are reading “How, Then, Shall We Live? Wayne Muller” I do not know how far you are but I wanted to say I think you will enjoy :-)

    I see you also read Marianne Williamson and a few others that I have enjoyed as well, nice list :)

    All the best to you :-)

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