I always thought I didn't like to read. Luckily, I found out that is absolutely untrue, I just didn't like what other people were reading. I never got wrapped up in a fiction story the way other people would. Harry Potter? Twilight? Not interested. Don't get me wrong, I am sure they are wonderful, they just weren't my thing.
When I finally found a type of book I enjoyed reading, I was unstoppable. What a cool thing to find, a new hobby! For me, I really like a self-helpy, new-age, thoughts-create-reality type book. In case you might be interested, here are some incredible books in my library that reference and absolutely suggest you read.
You are a Badass, Jen Sincero
Super easy read. Introduction to self-help. Great theories and ideas. Swears which spices it up. Applicable lessons.
The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck, Sarah Knight
My mom gives the best gifts. This book reminds me a lot of the Badass book. It uses humor and swear words to highlight some truly awesome principles. This book is another great intro book into how you think and examining why you think that way and if you are ready to let that shit go. It's really funny and a pretty quick read.
You Can Heal Your Life & You Can Heal Your Body, Louise Hay
Louise Hay was so coooool (RIP.) I love her books. She uses affirmations and real life examples to make significant changes in your life. Louise suggests that anything that "doesn't work" in your life or in your body is an outer representation of an inner thought. You Can Heal Your Body is like a little dictionary that gives examples of physical problems, suggests what thought might have created that problem and gives you a new affirmation to help fix it. It's so wonderful. Definitely check her out.
The Gifts of Imperfection, Brené Brown
This was a great book by Brené Brown but I definitely suggest it for a more advanced self-helper. The book has a lot of wonderful principles but it is very "deep" and for me personally, took a while to get through based on the intensity of many of the ideas. Not as light and easy as the Badass book, but has a lot of good information.
The Complete Works, Florence Scovel Shinn
This book is really wonderful to get ideas on affirmations. It has a lottttt of examples on how they apply to all different situations. The Complete Works looks at ways of thinking and how to create the life you want by changing the way you think. If you have done any work on affirmations it will make total sense for you and may even be a great way to find some new affirmations. Warning: I am pretty sure this book was written an extremely long time ago and does reference God as well as a lot of words that no longer commonly used. That didn't bother me, but some of the phrases I did have to read then rephrase for current use.
Anatomy of the Spirit, Caroline Myss
This one took me a little bit longer to read than others. It's packed with information, very detailed. This book dives into the chakras and what power each of them hold as well as how to heal yourself using these principles. It is broken into two parts, the first goes through her background as a medical intuitive and how she works. She discusses the idea of being an intuitive as a skill not a gift. The second part goes through the different chakras and what effects your emotions and thoughts have on the body.