Karena’s New Fave Inspiring Books
Hi loves! You probably know from my Instagram how much I love to read. I always have a book with me and I try to start each day with a few minutes of reading. For me, it’s a form of meditation that allows me to find new inspiration, feel enlightened, and spark my creativity and spirituality.
I shared some of my favorites in my first TIU Book Club post HERE! Since then, I’ve read a bunch more amazing books and I wanted to share some of my current fave motivational and inspirational ones with you! With a lot of us are traveling and some time off work for the holidays, it’s the best time to curl up with a glass of wine or hot chocolate and a good book! Books are also an amazing gift if you’re looking for last-minute Christmas presents for friends and fam! I gave Kat a cool travel book (check out more gift inspo HERE!).
I hope you love these books as much as I do! And share all your recommendations with me in the comments. I need a new book for the holidays!
A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson
This is a must read! I started it while I was out of town with Bobby for a friend’s wedding and I couldn’t put it down all weekend. Marianne Williamson explores all the ways we can exude love in our lives, which is something I strive for every day. It’s incredibly powerful and inspiring. One of my favorite passages ~ “‘Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure…”
Year of Miracles: Daily Devotions and Reflections by Marianne Williamson
I like to start each day reading a daily devotion from this book, whether I’m in my meditation room, my living room, or by the pool in Palm Springs. It helps me feel centered and set my intention for the day ahead. These are a few of my favorites reflections that I find myself returning to ~
Loyalty to Your Soul by H. Ronald Hulnick
A friend and mentor of mine suggested this book to me. (Sometimes I love to read while Bobby plays golf :)). I love how this book explores both psychology and spirituality. It’s fascinating!
A Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
This memoir is so intensely personal and moving. Joan Didion is such an iconic writer. If you haven’t read this one, I definitely recommend it!
Judgment Detox by Gabby Bernstein
I love all of Gabby Bernstein’s books and this one will be amazing to read for the New Year, especially right now when we’re all starting the 5 Day Detox Plan together January 1st!! The Detox is all about refreshing and letting go of anything doesn’t serve you in your life to make room for feeling like the beautiful, brilliant, and confident girl that you are! This book has genius advice for releasing judgments and fears that you don’t need!
The Power Within You By Louise Hay
Any books by Louise Hay are amazing! This one talks all about different philosophies of loving yourself through expressing creativity, accepting change, and trusting your inner voice. It’s a beautiful reminder of the importance of showing yourself love! Other great ones by her are Heal Your Body and You Can Heal Your Life!
Aaand if you or your girls haven’t read 28 Days to Fit, Fierce, and Fabulous yet, it makes a great stocking stuffer 😉
You know we’re always looking for more book recommendations! What should we read next?! Tell us in the comments! And we want to see your book club! Share a pic on the ‘gram with the hashtag #TIUbookclub.