Recommended Reads


“milk and honey”

Rupi Kaur is a powerful poet with the ability to simply and honestly reflect the realities of being a woman. Her poems are both beautiful and brutal in their honesty. They reflect the experience of an abusive upbringing, the exquisite pain of falling in love, and the journey through heartbreak and healing. I have no doubt that every woman, in every walk of life, will relate to these poems on a personal level. Rupi Kaur bravely bares her soul to save yours. This is a must-read.

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“Chasers of the Light”

I stumbled upon this book during one of my weekly book store trips, and I was blown away. For the first time I realized that poetry is not dead because Tyler Knott Gregson is resurrecting it. This is a unique and brave collection of poems written on a typewriter over scraps of paper like old receipts, ticket-stubs, and book pages. It is a collection of unedited thoughts reflecting beauty in the mundane. It is lovely in its simplicity and shines light over the shadows of life’s obstacles.

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“EVA LUNA”

My deep love for Isabelle Allende’s writing started when I was just 17 and my high school English teacher had me read The House of the Spirits. I have read almost everything she has written, but Allende’s novel Eva Luna resonated with me on a personal-level. It is the tale of a creative, strong, sensitive young woman who makes her way in the world by relying on her infallible mind. Orphaned at a young age, Eva Luna trades her dark, imaginative, twisted stories like currency to survive and earn her independence. With the backdrop of revolution, and a cast of eccentric characters, this novel will keep you both entertained and thoroughly inspired with every turn of the page.

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“The ALCHEMIST”

Hidden in a simple story about a shepherd boy’s journey to Egypt is a treasure-trove of philosophy, and incredibly deep messages about life, love, and spiritual awakening. This book is life-changing and worth the hype. Read it.

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“THE WILD GIRL” 

This was the first story I read by Australian writer Kate Forsyth, and I’ve read every single novel she has written since. She combines her love of both fairytale and history to create dark, moving, page-turning novels. The Wild Girl tells the story of Dortchen Wild, the neighbor and love interest of Wilhelm Grimm. It is the dark and haunting story of the young woman who provided nearly half of the stories documented by the famous brothers Grimm. Set in Napoleon’s Europe, The Wild Girl weaves romance, abuse, and the healing power of storytelling to create a masterpiece of historical fiction.

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“Women Who Run With the Wolves”

“Stories set the inner life into motion… Story greases the hoists and the pulleys, it causes adrenaline to surge, shows us the way out, down, or up, and for our trouble, cuts for us fine wide doors in previously blank walls, openings that lead us to the dreamland, that lead to love and learning, that lead us back to our own real lives as knowing wildish women”.
I was first introduced to this enchanting book when I went on a female empowerment retreat called Warrior Woman Rising, for which this was the inspiration.
Filled with stories and deep analysis of the wild woman archetype, this book is sure to inspire any woman to find her way back to her true, creative, intuitive nature. I recommend this to any woman feeling lost, out of touch, or trapped in the societal prison of female “niceness”. Crack open this book and find your way back to the wild.

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