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Top 7 Books I Read in 2018

In 2018, I read 56 books. Genres included self-development, spirituality, historical fiction, memoirs, fantasy, and sci-fi. It’s true, I love reading a good mixture of book genres, and I enjoy reading a good story in between the non-fiction reads. Inside this post, I share my top 7 favourite books I read in 2018 with you.

As always, these books are in no particular order – they have all assisted me in their own way. Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means I might earn a small commission if you love something as much as I do… but I only recommend what I actually love myself! 10% of all proceeds on the website are donated to eco-conscious charities to promote a healthy Mother Earth. Thank you for your support, sweet friend!

The Top 7 Books I Read in 2018

(1) Earthing by Clinton Over, Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D., Martin Zucker

This book is truly groundbreaking. The Ancients knew about the importance of our connection to the earth, but we are now just beginning to learn about the physiological benefits that connecting to the earth has for us today. We are indeed an electron deficient society – without electrons to neutralize free radicals – we are in a state of chronic inflammation. And research has shown that chronic inflammation is correlated with chronic illness. Is earthing a missing puzzle piece to the health equation? I think so. And if you read this book, I’d love to know your thoughts!

(2) Trust Your Vibes by Sonia Choquette

Six-sensory living isn’t just about meditating and going within. To be able to strengthen your intuition, you must have a solid foundation in place; which means that it’s important to eat properly, to drink lots of water, and get moving. Without this foundation, your connection to your intuition will be unclear and muffled (for most people anyway). Honouring your body and its needs is just as crucial as meditating. In fact, it is the starting point that will allow you to reach your intuitive goals. The balance between the physical, mental, and spiritual is key. This book addresses this foundation and so much more! 

(3) Wisdom from your Spirit Guides by James Van Praagh

An excellent introductory book on spirit guides. The book has exercises to assist you in grounding, to connect to source, and to begin having a conscious relationship with your guides. He has a relatable writing style and includes fascinating stories throughout the book. The biggest takeaway is that you are never alone; you are divinely supported. Remember to ask your spiritual team for assistance in all matters! 

(4) Wild by Cheryl Strayed

A heartfelt yet haunting memoir by Cheryl Strayed. This one is going to stay with me for a while. 

A woman, who through loss, pain, and nearly giving up finds her true self by following her heart and trekking the Pacific Crest Trail. In this book, you will see a woman who pushes through adversity to heal herself. Cheryl is a brave soul. This book stirred up emotion in me as I closed the back cover. I love her writing style as well; it’s so artistic and poetic, yet straightforward. 

(5) The Radium Girls by Kate Moore

“Oh my, how the world dearly loves a cage.” I find this quote so true and that it applies to this book, and more importantly to the historical events that occurred due to Radium poisoning.

This book follows the stories of some of the women who were greatly affected (and unthinkable numbers died) by radium poisoning by working in the dial factory in the late 1910s, 1920s, 1930s and on. These women stood up for what they believed in and kept fighting no matter what came back at them. It’s because of these women that legislation was changed to improve conditions in the workplace for future generations to come. 

(6) Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

An inspiring and compelling novel about four African-American women who helped launch the United States into space. The book spans mostly throughout the 1940s until the 1960s, beginning at the time when women entered the labour market during the worker shortage throughout the war and ending after the landing on the moon. The lives led by these women are inspiring, and they truly helped change the course of history. 

(7) A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Think of beauty and the beast (retelling) but very different. The series has an intriguing storyline that includes fairies and humans, and love and war. I cannot think of anything missing from this series; it was that good!  

A Court of Thorns and Roses remains my favourite fiction series even in 2020! I could read it over and over again, seriously!  

Looking for more books? Check out The Book Realm: the home of my all-time favourite books here >>

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