12 Books I am Dying to Read in 2017 (Part 1)

For those who don't already know, I am a bit of a bookworm, or as my fiance may tend to put it, a book hoarder. 

I always have multiple books on the go, and my tiny little apartment is more full of books than anything else I own, including clothing. 

As such it seemed appropriate to share with you guys what I have on my Personal Development reading list for 2017. 

I can't wait to dive into these beautiful books and then tell you guys all about what I learned from each one. 

1. The Universe Has Your Back by Gabrielle Bernstein

I'll admit I am cheating a little, as I couldn't wait for 2017 to dive into this beauty of a book. This is currently taking up residence on my nightstand and so far is proving to be an incredible read.

I have dedicated myself to a chapter per night and am finding myself struggling to stick to it as I am constantly thinking to myself "just one more page". 

I am a big fan of how wildly honest and vulnerably open Gabby is in this book and I feel like I can truly connect with a lot of what she has to say. 

2. The Desire Map by Danielle Laporte

This book has been on my list for most of 2016, but I have yet to get around to it. In truth I think I have been waiting for life to slow down to allow for enough time to give it the focus I feel it deserves. 

With 2017 already ramping up to be an even busier and more chaotic year than 2016 I am challenging myself to simply go for it and dive in feet first with this beauty. 

I look forward to all of the things I will learn about myself and my core desires during the course of this read. It should prove to be quite fascinating. 

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3. Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton

I first heard about this book on an episode of Marie TV while watching an interview with the author. Within the first 3 minutes I knew I absolutely had to read this book. 

The trials this amazing woman has been through and overcome are just astonishing. She truly is a warrior of a woman and I am looking forward to learning more about her brave and inspirational journey through life. 

4. The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle 

This book has been on my "Must Read" list for years and years, and recently was brought to the front of my mind by the lovely Jess Lively during a podcast on the Lively Show. 

She recently went on a retreat with Eckhart Tolle and had so many valuable lessons that she gained from studying under him. It felt like the universe was nudging me to put this book back on my list and give it a good read through. 

5. Rise Sister Rise by Rebecca Campbell 

This book has been popping up all over my social media feeds and is waiting for my in the "Recommended for You" section every time I log onto Amazon.ca. 

Many of the lovely ladies who have been raving about this book are women I find to be truly inspirational, and whose characteristics I aspire to emulate in both my professional and personal life. 

This is another book that the Universe thinks I should have on my reading list for 2017 and who am I to argue with the Universe?

6. Wellth: How I Learned to Build a Life not a Resume by Jason Wachob

Stumbling across this book was a happy accident whilst perusing my local bookstore one rainy afternoon. I had just recently become aware of and greatly fond of the word "Well-th" and had made it a goal of mine to shift my focus toward achieving more of it in my life. 

It was an added bonus when I discovered that the author was the founder of one of my favorite companies, MindBodyGreen, which had already produced loads of content that I had spent hours of time devouring. I am greatly looking forward to learning a lot from this book. 

So there you have it. My first 6 reads for the New Year. 

Now I want to hear from you... 

What books have you been dying to read?

Do you have any book suggestions that you feel belong in the next 6 for 2017?

Have you read any of these and want to offer your opinion?

Comment below to join in the conversation.

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