Books make me happy.


Fiction for the Heart

  • The Book of Longings, Sue Monk Kidd
  • Nine Perfect Strangers, Liane Moriarty
  • Everything I Never Told You, Celeste Ng
  • Things You Save in a Fire, Katherine Center
  • Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend, Matthew Dicks
  • The Mermaid Chair, Sue Monk Kidd


  • Wolf at the Table, Augusten Burroughs
  • Broken Horses, Brandi Carlile
  • Eat Love Pray, Elisabeth Gilbert
  • Hillbilly Elegy, JD Vance
  • Yes Please, Amy Poehler
  • When Breath Becomes Air, Paul Kalanithi
  • Know My Name, Chanel Miller
  • Wild, Cheryl Strayed


  • The Universal Christ, Richard Rohr
  • Wisdom of the Desert, Thomas Merton
  • The Untethered Soul, Michael Singer
  • Tattoos on the Heart, Gregory Boyle
  • An Altar in the World, Barbara Brown Taylor
  • The Alchemist, Paul Coehlo
  • Imagine Heaven, John Burke
  • The Way of the Heart, Henri Nouwen
  • Tiny Beautiful Things, Cheryl Strayed

  • Radical Compassion, Tara Brach
  • The Road Back to You, Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile
  • The Gift of Fear, Gavin De Becker
  • The Soul of Shame, Dr. Curt Thompson
  • The Gift of Therapy, Dr. Irvan Yalom
  • Blink, by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Atlas of the Heart, by Dr. Brene Brown
  • Group, by Christie Tate
  • Finding Your Way in a Wild New World, Martha Beck


  • Love Warrior, Glennon Doyle
  • This is How it Always Is, Laurie Frankel
  • Blue Babies Pink, BT Harman
  • Boy Erased, Garrard Conley
  • Over the Top, Jonathan Van Ness
  • I Promised Not to Tell, Cheryl B. Evans
  • Shameless, Nadia Bolz-Weber
Black Lives Matter

  • Uncomfortable Conversations With A Black Man, Emmanuel Acho
  • I’m Still Here – Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness, Austin Channing Brown
  • The Help, Kathryn Stockett
  • Invention of Wings, Sue Monk Kidd
  • The Body is Not An Apology, Sonya Renee Taylor
  • The Vanishing Half, Brit Bennet

  • The Secret, Rhonda Byrne
  • Peace is Every Step, Tich Nhat Hanh
  • Quiet, Susan Cain
  • Everybody Always, Bob Goff
  • Fierce Self Compassion, Dr. Kristin Neff
  • The Mindful Path to Self Compassion, Dr. Chris Germer
  • The Power of Regret, by Daniel H. Pink
  • The Way of Integrity, by Martha Beck
  • Finding Your Own North Star, by Martha Beck


  • Dance of the Dissident Daughter, Sue Monk Kidd
  • Untamed, Glennon Doyle
  • Daring Greatly, Dr. Brene Brown
  • Rising Strong, Dr. Brene Brown
  • Falling Upward, Richard Rohr
  • The Big Leap, Gay Hendricks
  • The Choice, Edith Eva Eger


  • The Artist’s Way, Julia Cameron
  • Big Magic, Elisabeth Gilbert
  • Bird By Bird, Anne Lamott
  • If You Want to Write, Brenda Ueland
  • StoryWorthy, Matthew Dicks

Dark Night of The Soul

  • When the Heart Waits, Sue Monk Kidd
  • The Cloud of Unknowing, translated by William Johnston
  • Learning to Walk in the Dark, Barbara Brown Taylor
  • Letters to a Young Poet, Rainer Maria Rilke
  • Braving the Wilderness, Dr. Brene Brown
  • Broken Open, Elizabeth Lesser

Love and Marriage

  • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, Dr. John Gottman
  • Ten Lessons to Transform Your Marriage, Dr. John Gottman
  • Hold Me Tight, Dr. Sue Johnson
  • Loving What Is, Byron Katie
  • Committed, Elisabeth Gilbert
On Death and Dying

  • When Breath Becomes Air, Paul Kalanithi
  • A Grief Observed, CS Lewis
  • Lament for a Son, Nicolas Wolterstorff
  • Bruised and Wounded, Ron Rolhauser
  • The Final Act of Living, Barbara Karnes
  • Marrow, by Elisabeth Lesser


  • New and Selected Poems, Mary Oliver
  • The Book of Hours, Rainer Maria Rilke
  • The Spiritual Poems of Rumi: Translated by Nader Khalili
  • Beauty, John O’Donohue
  • Walking Each Other Home, Ram Dass and Mirabai Bush
On The Spectrum

  • Unmasking Autism, by Dr. Devon Price
  • Look Me in the Eye, by John Elder Robison
  • Expecting Adam, by Martha Beck
  • Laziness Does Not Exist, by Dr. Devon Price
  • The Power of Different, by Gail Saltz, M.D.


  • Tara Brach – Tara Brach
  • Brene Brown – Unlocking Us
  • Michael John Cusick – Restoring the Soul
  • Krista Tippett – On Being
  • Matthew Dicks – Speak Up
  • Jen Hatmaker – For the Love
  • Ian Morgan Cron – Typology
  • Hilary McBride – Other Peoples’ Problems
  • Richard Rohr -Another Name for Every Thing
  • Brett McKay – The Art of Manliness
  • Erica Mandy – The Newsworthy
  • Laura Reagan – Therapy Chat
  • Lori Gotlieb – Dear Therapists
  • Suzanne Stabile – The Enneagram Journey