Law of Attraction

The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

A wonderful book about the superpower we all have to transform our own lives. A great introduction to the laws of attraction and manifesting, including some chapters on getting to the right weight and illuminating bad health.

The Universe Has Your Back by Gabby Bernstein

A book about how the universe works to ensure you are OK, and that everything that happens in life is supposed to.

The Celestine Prophecy

I read this when I was 16 and it changed the way I viewed the world and my place in it. Despite it being a fictional book about a man on a quest, the lessons in it really have shaped my beliefs on many things.

E-Cubed

More energy experiments from Pam Grout which prove manifesting and miracles work. I listened to this on audiobook while training for my 3rd marathon. E-Squared was her first book on this topic which is also brilliant.

Health

New Year, Same You by Julie Creffield

I couldn’t not recommend my own book. My views on new years resolutions and health and happiness, lots of anecdotes and insights into my journey

The Fat Girls Guide to Marathon Running by Julie Creffield

Sorry and another, what can I say? This is like the bible for marathon running if you are a beginner or larger than the average runner. But also not just about marathon running but big goals and overcoming fear.

Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin

Currently reading this one and it is very interesting. All about making and breaking habits including ones around sugar consumption, exercise and sleep

It Starts With Food

A very interesting book about the Whole 30 approach to eating. This book was the starting point for me realizing my relationship with food was awful and in many ways led me on my journey towards a predominantly plant based diet.

Recovery, By Russell Brand

This book turns the well known 12 step addiction programme on it’s head and helped me realise that I do in fact have food addictions. Russell Brands way of telling his story is compelling, shocking and inspiring in equal measure

Blackout by Sarah Hepola

Anyone who even thinks they have a problem with alcohol should read this book. It resonated so clearly with me and helped me understand that a blackout isn’t passing out and falling down the stairs, so many of us have experienced memory loss, unexplained behaviour, bad choices through alcohol consumption. Very funny in parts too.

Everybody Yoga, by Jessamyn Stanley

I love this book. I love Jessamyn Stanley. I don’t love Yoga just yet, but this book is helping me work on that. Wonderful photos, brilliant back story and lots of useful mindset tips around getting on your mat.

Wealth

Get Rich Lucky Bitch by Denise Duffield Thomas

A great book for women about money and our relationships with it. Lots of practical tools for identifying your money stories and money blocks, plus ways to increase your income and net worth.

Worthy by Nancy Levin

Is what you are earning a direct result of how much you value yourself? This book is all about how if you value yourself more you will be more confident in earning more across all areas of your life

Thank and Grow Rich by Pam Grout

A wonderful book about how gratitude for what you already have can help you attract even more into your life

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki

What a game changer. This is why I had been poor for so long. This book breaks it down in such a simple way why so many of us go through life barely getting by. With real practical steps for changing your financial fate, I loved this book.

The Richest Man in Babylon by George S Clason

A strange little book but brilliant in helping you see that wealth creation and abundance have timeless principles. Some great insight which can be shared almost as parables.

Happiness

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying By Marie KonMari

This book truly is life changing. It will help you declutter your home and view possessions in a completely different way. It will help you to value the things which you bring you joy and get rid of the stuff that doesn’t

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

Its so easy to live in the past or be working towards the future, what about living in the moment and enjoying the present? This book was a brilliant reminder that life is happening now and to take the time to enjoy it and see the joy in the here and now

Relationships

The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman

We all know that falling in love is easy, it’s the staying in love that is a little trickier. This book looks at how you can keep your relationship fresh and growing even with the demands, conflicts and boredom of everyday life.

He’s Just Not That into You by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo

I loved this book when I first read it and often go back and remind myself of the principles…in may ways it applies to more general friendships too, you know those mates who never make the effort, only call you when they need you? Love that this was turned into a movie too.

How to talk so kids will listen, and listen so kids will talk by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish

A book all parents should read, over and over again. Some great advice to improve relationships with your kids whatever their age.

Will I ever Be Good Enough, by Karyl McBride

A book about the difficult relationship many of us have with our mothers and how to not make her issues, which she got from her mother, affect you in the long run. A book about being enough just as you are.

It Didn’t Start with You, by Mark Wolyn

A book about how inherited family trauma shapes who we are with some wonderful advice around ending the cycle

Work/Business

The 4 hour work week by Tim Ferris

A little dated now but some great nuggets of information about how to work less and earn more through systemizing your work and outsourcing things you really don’t need to do each week.

Lean In by Sheryl Sandburg

A must read book for women in the workplace.

Profit First by Mike Michalowicz

Quite a technical book about how to manage the money in your business. This has transformed how I view money, and now that I have implemented the concepts from it I am starting to see more profit in my work. Although a money book, I think this only applies to those of us running businesses.

Inspirational Books

A Life Without Limits By Chrissie Wellington

An incredible autobiography by the world champion triathlete. Its funny, sad and inspiring. And having met the lady herself many times she is a wonderful example of achieving great things through sheer grit and determination

Up a ladder in a skirt by Maggie Georgopoulos

This wonderful lady is a dear friend and a member of by online running club The Clubhouse. This is a book about leadership as a woman working in male dominated industries and she also speaks very candidly with regards to her journey with bipolar disorder.

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