Lottie’s Library

You want to read, you just can’t justify the time? 

Just ten minutes a day with a book can transform your life. Seriously, if you take nothing else away from this site, take that. But…

AND

Did you know studies show reading improves productivity, success AND empathy (Google ‘reading and [empathy/productivity etc. if you don’t believe me) I particularly love the correlation between reading fiction and improving empathic response and thus compassion.

Don’t you think the world needs more empathy and compassion?

Below is a life changing prescription you must not miss as well as my virtual book shelves.

Now, brew a good cuppa and give yourself ten mins, you deserve it!

Lottie, I just wanted to say thank you so so much for giving me back the joy/pleasure of reading. I used to be a voracious reader but in recent years couldn’t get past the guilt of the time spent on this pastime. With your ‘gentle’ and constant pushes, I’m now back enjoying one of my greatest loves. Thank you!

Sarah Fuller, South Australia

 Powerful Heart and Mind Fiction

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

If This Is A Man and The Truce Primo Levi

The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne

The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom

Naive. Super by Erlend Loe

Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadadine Evaristo

The Cruelty Men by Emer Martin

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

The Giver by Lois Lowry

Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow

Still Alice by Lisa Genova

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

Personal Rediscovery

Come As You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life by Emily Nagoski

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain

Time to Think: Listening to Ignite the Human Mind by Nancy Kline

Over Coming Underearning: A Five-Step Plan to a Richer Life by Barbara Stanny

Sacred Success: A Course in Financial Miracles by Barbara Stanny

Now Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham

Rising Strong by Brene Brown

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck

More Time to Think: The Power of Independent Thinking by Nancy Kline

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluterring and Organizing by Marie Kondo

Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life by Byron Katie

The Desire Map: A Guide to Creating Goals with Soul by Danielle LaPorte

The Desire Map Planner by Danielle LaPorte

The Gifts of Imperfection By Brene Brown

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the world Overwhelms You

The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck: How to Stop Spending Time You Don't Have with People You Don't Like Doing Things You Don't Want Do

Creative Rediscovery

The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron

Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Marketing by Robert McKee

Year of Yes: How to Dance it Out, Stand in the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes

A Practical Handbook for the Actor by Melissa Bruder

The Story Grid: What Good Editors Know by Shawn Coyne

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King

Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Daemon Voices by Phillip Pullman

The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks & Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield

Improv Wisdom: Don't Prepare, Just Show Up by Patricia Ryan Madson

Ernest Hemingway On Writing by Ernest Hemingway

Spiritual Rediscovery

The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael Singer

The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life's Perfection by Michael Singer

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor E. Frankl

The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle