The Wellness Reads Bookshelf
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo write-up by Kalmia Hockin
Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of our Everyday Lives by Gretchen Rubin write-up by Connie Sobchak
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven write-up by Danielle Saul
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed write-up by Zoé Martin
Strawbale Gardens by Joel Karsten write-up by Dawn Johnson
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield write-up by Shannon Didier
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom write-up by Paul Edgington
The Encyclopedia of Country Living by Carla Emery write-up by Michelle Beks
The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo write-up by Janet Ouchterlony
Peace is Every Step: An Accessible Guide to Mindful Living by Thich Naht Hahn write-up by Cindy Filipenko
The Lil’wat World of Charlie Mack by Dorothy Kennedy and Randy Bouchard write-up by Sheldon Tetreault
They Called Me Number One by Bev Sellars write-up by Sheldon Tetreault
Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese write-up by Harriet Van Wart
Buffalo Shout Salmon Cry, an anthology write-up by Paul Cumin
In the fall of 2014, Marilyn Marinus at the Pemberton & District Public Library took our #50DayWellnessChallenge for a little spin, turning it into a list that she workshopped over and over in her mind to come up with the 50 Books to Wellness that changed her life – in her words, “books that challenged me. Books that I connected with. Books that literally fell off the shelf in front of me saying “Read me!”.
We have shared the occasional book review on The Wellness Almanac, (see the list below and click through for the links), but Marilyn’s 50 Books to Wellness, as well as the Canada Reads 2015 goal to identify the One Book to Break Barriers, inspired us to kick off a #WellnessReads challenge of our own.
This is your invitation to nominate a great wellness read.
Be it cookbook, stories, memoir, self-help, travel, how-to, fitness, nature-oriented, parenting, fiction or poetry – anything can be a Wellness Read.
Wellness journeys are wide-ranging and varied and the books that awaken some mind-shift, growth in awareness, or boost in vitality, are worth passing around.
How to Play Along
They’re not “book reviews” in that grade 10 English sense. Think of it more as a book parade…
Book profiles. Book shout-outs. Book passalongs. The things you say to a friend/boss/colleague/partner/kid when you push a book into their arms and say, you’ve got to read this.
If you want to nominate a book, email thewellnessalmanac@click here.) Share a quote you liked from it. Snap a photo. Spread the love.with the book, and a few words about why it moved you, why you’d recommend it. In what way did you feel more well (or more likely or motivated to be well) after reading it? (For a list of questions to get you thinking,