The Prescription You Didn’t Know You Needed That Could Change EVERYTHING

An apple a day might keep the doctor away, but just ten minutes with a book can transform your whole life! I’m no doctor (like, seriously I’m NOT a doctor!), but I can write a great book Rx!

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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

January 2022 Recommendations Shelf

To Watch: 

To Listen: Podcast

Hey Stranger by Thoraya Maronesy

To Read: Fiction

Girl, Woman, Other

Historical Fiction Shelf

The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres

The Red Tent by Anita Diament

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Birdsong: A Novel of Love and War by Sebastian Faulkes

Outlander (Outlander #1) by Diana Gabaldon

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

The Light Years (Cazalet Chronicles #1) by Elizabeth J Howard

The Cruelty Men by Emer Martin

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Beneath A Scarlet Sky by Mark T Sullivan

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris

 Powerful Heart and Mind Fiction Shelf

The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne

Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow

Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadadine Evaristo

Still Alice by Lisa Genova

If This Is A Man and The Truce Primo Levi

Naive. Super by Erlend Loe

The Giver by Lois Lowry

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

Personal Rediscovery Shelf

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

The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle

The Gifts of Imperfection By Brene Brown

Rising Strong by Brene Brown

Now Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham

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

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

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

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

Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor E. Frankl

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

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

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

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

The Desire Map Planner by Danielle LaPorte

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

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

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

Sacred Success: A Course in Financial Miracles by Barbara Stanny

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

The Lady's Handbook for Her Mysterious Illness: A Memoir

 Creative Rediscovery Shelf

A Practical Handbook for the Actor by Melissa Bruder

The Story Grid: What Good Editors Know by Shawn Coyne

The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron

Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Ernest Hemingway On Writing by Ernest Hemingway

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King

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

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

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

Daemon Voices by Phillip Pullman

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

Hey Stranger

Hey Stranger by Thoraya Maronesy

On the Road with Pengiun Classics

 TV and Film Shelf

Audrey: More than an Icon (Documentary, Netflix)

All Creatures Great and Small

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