Lottie’s Library

 

Would you love to read more, but can’t find the time?

Only read non-fiction because you consider that a worthy use of your time?

Want to make more space for reading but can’t justify it?

If there’s one thing I would love for you to take away from this site, or indeed, any interaction with me, it’s permission to read more, read widely and read with the space and joy it deserves. Reading is so important, whether done traditionally or via audio books. Just ten minutes a day with a book can transform your life.  

One of the things I most love to do is recommend books. I read across a wide variety of genres, and can usually recommend something that will capture your imagination or fill a knowledge void. Take a look at my shelves below (all of which I’ve read and taken something wonderful from), or, if you would like a personalized reading ‘prescription’ drop me a line telling me what you love to read, or what you’re interested in exploring right now, and I’ll reply with three recommendations just for you! 

 

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

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