Books to Get Through Winter With


Climb under a blanket.

Books are cool again.

There’s something so magical about this time of year. In our part of the world, spring and winter are fighting every day for who gets to control the temperature and how clear the sky is. It will snow a foot, then melt away the next day. The big changes and mood swings of the weather keep people inside with lit candles, thick socks, and chores like Mari Kondo’ing the closet.

It makes the solid, permanent things a little more comforting.

In the winter, I tend to run cold. Thick socks are usually accompanied by a thick sweatshirt and sometimes even a blanket. At night, sometimes I’ll take a bath just to warm myself up and relax. And besides keeping myself warm, one of my other goals is to read more.

Lately, I’ve tried to be more intuitive about the books I’m buying and reading. I went through my big book collection and got rid of around fifty books, exchanging them for points at a local bookstore.

I decided to think less and pick up a few books that I normally wouldn’t have gravitated towards. A lot of them were spiritual, because that’s what is most interesting to me right now. I could convince myself I need to read that new novel that got rave reviews, but fiction isn’t as enticing as it used to be. I used to be an avid reader, but after I finished school I was burnt out on the whole thing. I analyzed every word and couldn’t enjoy them.

So, I wandered into the spirituality section and started grabbing. If you’ve read any of these please let me know! I’d love to hear your opinion on them. I plan on getting through them soon, and I’ll update you with my thoughts.

The Starseed Transmissions by Ken Carey

Past Lives, Future Healing by Sylvia Browne

Alchemy of Quantum Mind Feng Shui by Mary Shurtleff