What I’m reading this year: 17 non fiction books in 2017

I love books – reading them, collecting them, savouring them. I admit I do the collecting part at a faster rate than the reading part when it comes to my massive stash of non-fiction books. I love learning and growing so this genre has dominated my reading in the last few years.

My assortment of non-fiction books covers creativity, health, psychology / personal growth, business, spirituality and energy / chakras, and life stories with lessons shared.

As soon as I saw a post by Jen Morris last week sharing her reading plan for 2017 I decided to join in. She has a stash similar to my own and wanted to push herself to actually read what she has, but with a reasonable goal since it is already well into February. So 17 in 2017!

You can go read her post and check out her reading list and plan. You can read same or different books from her and still join in and connect.

She wrote:

Here’s my plan:

Read the book over the 2-3 week period (or sooner, if I’m inspired to do so).

Share quotes and other insights that inspire me on social media using the hashtag #reading17in2017

Take notes in my journal

Write a blog post that loosely reviews the book, shares some of my favourite insights and some journal prompts based on the lessons and inspiration from the book

Choose the next one!

17 non fiction books in 2017

Here is my own reading list – 13 physical books from my loaded shelves and 4 from my insanely well stocked kindle app on my ipad.

  1. Upstream – Mary Oliver (beautiful essays, encourages us to “lose ourselves in the awe of the unknown”)
  2. The Book of Awakening – Mark Nepo (“a daily guide for authentic living in hard times”)
  3. The Mind-Gut Connection – Emeran Mayer, MD (“How the hidden conversation within our bodies impacts our mood, our choices, and our overall health”)
  4. Gut – Giulia Enders (“The inside story of our body’s most underrated organ”)
  5. The Art of Intuition – Sophy Burnham (“Cultivating your inner wisdom”)
  6. Tune In – Sonia Choquette (“Let your intuition guide you to fulfillment and flow”)
  7. Women Who Run with the Wolves – Clarissa Pinkola Estes (“Contacting the power of the wild woman”)
  8. Bird by Bird – Anne Lamott (“Some instructions on writing and life”)
  9. Rise Sister Rise – Rebecca Campbell (“A guide to unleashing the wise, wild woman within”)
  10. Anatomy of the Spirit – Caroline Moss (“The seven stages of power and healing”)
  11. Daring and Disruptive – Lisa Messenger (“Unleashing the entrepreneur”)
  12. The Universe Has Your Back – Gabrielle Bernstein (“Transform fear to faith”)
  13. Chakras – Anodea Judith (“Seven keys to awakening and healing the energy body”)
  14. 10% happier – Dan Harris (“How I tamed the voice in my head, reduced stress without losing my edge, and found self-help that actually works”) – my current read
  15. You are a Badass – Jen Sincero (“How to stop doubting your greatness and start living and awesome life”)
  16. Writing Down Your Soul – Janet Conner (“How to activate and Listen to the Extraordinary Voice Within”)
  17. Your 3 Best Super Powers – Sonia Choquette (“Meditation, Imagination and Intuition”)

17 non fiction books in 2017


Many of these have been started and put aside for another shiny book that grabbed my attention. I will write blog posts whenever a book feels like one worth sharing with you. I know I will also read many other books through the year – I know myself that I will not stick to just working through this list before dabbling in other areas – but knowing that I am accountable here will help me complete this list by December 31.


Have you read any of these – any thoughts to share? What are you currently reading? What was your favourite non-fiction read of 2016?

Love and light


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