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We have always enjoyed reading. The kind of books we read are mostly non-fiction and makes you look at life differently. They tap into your emotions and takes you on a journey from self reflection to self discovery. Words can be beautiful and powerful, but also hurtful and dangerous. The same can be said about life. Choose to look at the positive side of things, and choose to find beauty even when it might be really hard to find. Empower yourself, with wise words, and use it to change your life.


With two young kids, we are lucky if we have a gap to go to the bathroom on our own, let alone make time to read (with no interruptions)! Needless to say, we haven’t read anything new lately. When we do get a gap to read, we often resort to rereading a few pages out of our favourite books. We have read these books over so many times, it doesn’t matter where we start or stop reading, even for a short bit, it always leaves something for us to take away and ignites a renewed feeling of hope and positivity. Some of our books are by the same author. 

This is because we found that the style of writing and storytelling ability resonates with us.
Yes, we hope to read some new books soon… But for now, these are our favourites, the ones we turn to time and again.


1. The Dance – Oriah Mountain Dreamer
How to live bravely and find joy, balance and harmony.


2. The Sun & Her Flowers – Rupi Kapur
In order to bloom, people too must wilt, fall, rise and root.


3. The Four Agreements – Don Miguel Ruiz
This offers a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness and love.


4. The Mastery of Love – Don Miguel Ruiz
Happiness can only come from inside of you and is the result of your love.


5. The Prophet – Kahlil Gibran
This is a series of short essays on love, giving of yourself, dealing with pain and the origin thereof.


6. The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
This is an unforgettable novel about the essential wisdom of listening to our heart and, above all, following our dreams.


7. The 7 Spiritual Laws of Success – Deepak Chopra
Combining both Eastern and Western philosophy to arrive at a middle ground that’s the best of both worlds.


8. The Voice of Knowledge – Don Miguel Ruiz
This book is about truth but we grow up believing in lies…one of the biggest lies in the story of humanity is the lie of our imperfection.


9. The Valkeries – Paulo Coelho
This novel offers provocative slants on paradise, God, angels, forgiveness, marital love, and following one’s dream. 

10. The Power of now – Eckhart Tolle
This book is a spiritual guide to help us discover our true Being, release our pain and find deep inner peace. When we are intensely present in the Now, we respond from deep consciousness and flow with ease and joy in life.


The information about all of the books listed have been taken from their blurbs.


– Farrell & Cath


PS: If anyone has recommendations on books for us to read, please let us know in the comments.