Whether you’re looking to escape, dive deep within yourself or learn something new, there’s nothing like a good book to help guide you. Especially with the foreseeable future involving staying home, reading is one of the best ways to exercise your mind while still giving it space to breathe. Here are eight books for a wide range of reading interests, but above all they provide a variety of ways to uplift your spirits during uncertain times:
Becoming Supernatural – Joe Dispenza
A book that details creating the life you want by resetting your nervous system, Becoming Supernatural is perfect for the spiritually and scientifically curious. With groundbreaking research and findings on the human nervous system and manifestation, it will get you thinking while you spend time alone. Don’t be intimidated by the involved graphs, it’s laid out in ways that will still have you fascinated by your own power.
The Book of Joy – Douglas Abrams
Chronicling the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Abrams dives into happiness and joy. They set out to answer the age-old question, “How do we find joy in the face of suffering?” The New York Times Bestseller will have you inspired and your spirits lifted in no time.
The Women Who Flew for Hitler – Clare Mulley
One of the best biographies I’ve ever read, The Women Who Flew for Hitler follows the two of the best-known women who flew for Nazi Germany during World War Two. Connecting you to a bygone era, you’ll be on the edge of your seat reading about the unlikely heroines during one of the darkest times in history.
The Universe Has Your Back – Gabrielle Bernstein
During this time of uncertainty, this book has helped millions of people trust the flow of life and heal old patterns. The Universe Has Your Back gives tangible advice for transforming your fear into faith.
The Align Method – Aaron Alexander
Perfect for fitness and anatomy gurus, this book offers amazing stretches and self-care practices to help your body align properly. It will certainly come in handy if you’re cooped up inside and need a way to release some tension!
The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt
A Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Goldfinch chronicles a boy’s journey after his mother dies in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum in New York City. If you enjoy amazing storytelling and thrilling plot lines, this novel is for you.
Dead Wake – Erik Larson
History buffs or anyone who loves true stories will find drama and action in Dead Wake. Following the passengers aboard the ill-fated Lusitania whose sinking catalyzed the First World War, this book reads like fiction while telling a story that was all too real.
You Are a Badass – Jen Sincero
A life-changing book for millions of women, You Are a Badass gives you tangible tools to change your mindset to transform your life. Helping you tap into the power within, this book will give you the kick start you need to reach your goals and dreams.
Paige Pichler is a writer, speaker, Project HEAL National Ambassador and yoga instructor. She writes about wellness, higher consciousness and health trends for a better life.