Thanks for joining me in the library. I absolutely love to read and highly recommend it to anyone with a goal. (Yes, “I just want to stop feeling like m losing my mind!” is a goal.)

Think you might want to be an artist? Read about art and the life of artists you admire.

Think you might want to climb Mt. Everest? Read about Eric Weihenmayer at

Want to be an excellent parent? Try anything by Dr. James Dobson.

These are all books that I have read and found value in. (I will not add books that I have read and not found value in, especially considering that all Amazon links are affiliates. Yes, if you buy through my link, I will make money. Thank you!)

As I add to Shelf-Esteem, I will sort it into categories. For now, it’s a great comfy pile of books on an end table; all appealing at different times, for different reasons.


The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown

There are few very informative books, like this one, that are also deeply comforting. Usually, when I read an ‘info’ book, as I call them, I have to balance it out with something more soulful, just to keep getting through the details.

Brene’s book teaches, through a number of Guideposts, how to let go of all the beliefs that stop us from living wholeheartedly. Those things like perfectionism, comparison, anxiety that keep us living out of fear.

I highly recommend this read for anyone who struggles to have grace for themselves. If you decide to pick it up, please let me know what you think.

artofworkbookThe Art of Work: A Proven Path to Discovering What You Were Meant to Do

Grace by Max Lucado

Grace: More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine

ancient paths

The Ancient Paths
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