Books to Help You Practice Gratitude

It’s the season of gratitude! Take some time to enjoy the crisp, November air and ponder your reasons to be thankful. Expressing gratitude is comforting and healing – and is one of the best practices to include in a happy life. Here are some books that both encourage and inspire you to be grateful for the goodness in your life.

Book of the Day: You Anthem

No matter who you are, where you’re from, or what you’ve dealt with in life, you’ll find tremendous meaning in Tori Franklin’s book, You Anthem. This triumphant collection of stories and reflections takes you on an immersive journey through the highs and lows of her life as an Olympic athlete. Illuminating the transformative power of the human spirit, her book demonstrates how we can overcome the crippling grasp of mental illness and achieve an authentic, joyful life.

Book of the Day: Eventually Gareth

Eventually Gareth a poignant and unforgettable memoir that I encourage everyone to read – particularly those who work in the events industry. Vulnerably written and filled with heart, Gareth Gallagher’s memoir takes you on a memorable journey through the darker side of event planning while battling addiction. Showcasing both his resilience and the indomitable nature of the human spirit, this is a real-life story that you will never forget.

Book of the Day: The Happy Wildflower

In a hectic and stressful world, it can be challenging to find that inner sense of peace and calm that we desperately desire. Many people aspire to live mindfully – but few have truly mastered this sacred art. Those who can mindfully cultivate inner peace and happiness are some of life’s greatest teachers – and Kalyani Adusumilli is one of those people. Her book, The Happy Wildflower, is timely and relevant for all readers who seek to find joy in life’s journey.

Book of the Day: Heal Forward

Heal Forward reminds us that everybody has something. We’re all scarred and damaged in a sense. But in this book, we learn that persevering through the darkness shapes us, and grants us tremendous strength.

Book of the Day July 12, 2023

If you are a United States military Veteran who is struggling with the many difficult realities of returning to civilian life, this book is an essential read for you. Written by D.A. Bender, a combat readjustment therapist with the Veteran’s Health Administration program, The Warrior’s Dilemma supports you every step of the way throughout the difficult transition.  

Books to Help You Process Grief and Loss

With all the joy life brings, there also comes inescapable grief and sadness. During these difficult moments, it’s important to remember that you are not alone in this experience. Loss is the ultimate commonality – no one goes through life without experiencing it in some capacity. If you are struggling to cope with grief and loss, check out some of these heartfelt books written by independent authors who have been there – and made it to the other side.

Books for Mom: Our Mother’s Day Picks

Mother’s Day is right around the corner. If you’re struggling to find the perfect gift, check out our picks from BookBaby Bookshop. Curated with moms everywhere in mind, this diverse collection consists of thoughtful works that will validate and inspire readers. Celebrate the bookish mom in your life the right way this year!

Book of the Day 4/11/23

Although the pursuit of growth is a common experience that interconnects us all, it can be hard to find the right resources that support your journey. That’s why it’s so important to read books like this – Seven Second Life Lessons. It’s a life coaching companion that will guide you on the path towards positive, productive change.

Book of the Day 3/28/23

Diane Simard will touch your heart, move you to tears, and inspire you to face your fears with sheer tenacity and unrelenting courage. Her book, The Unlikely Gift of Breast Cancer, blends the self-help and autobiography genres and shares her remarkable story and lifechanging experience surviving cancer.

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