9 Books To Read In 2018 For Self-Care, Skincare, and Self-Discovery


To me, nothing captures that “fresh start” feeling that so often accompanies a brand-new year like a brand-new book. There’s just something about the smell, the texture of untouched pages, the feeling of breaking a spine that screams, “Everything’s about to change.”

OK, so that’s a lot of pressure to put on a book. And of course, some don’t live up to the hype. But these do. Here’s what to add to your 2018 book list.

Skin Cleanse by Adina Grigore. There’s no time like the new year to detox! Skin Cleanse is a guide to detoxing your skin from the irritating, sometimes harmful ingredients found in most skincare and makeup products — and replacing them with nourishing, natural alternatives. My full review is here. Buy it here.

Material Girl, Mystical World by Ruby Warrington. A must-read for any woman struggling to find balance between the material and the mystical. Because, guess what? You can be both! Buy it here.

The Idiot’s Guide to Ayurveda by Sahara Rose Ketabi. Written by a modern Ayurvedic guru, Sahara Rose of Eat Feel Fresh, this book is an intro to the Indian modality of healing — AKA, Ayurveda — which is based on daily upkeep and prevention rather than symptom treatment. Buy it here.

You Are A Badass At Making Money by Jen Sincero. No joke, after I read this book, I received tens of thousands of dollars in the span of two weeks. Go ahead, give it a try and see what happens. Buy it here.

Many Moons 2018, Volume 1. A guide to every movement of the moon in the first half of 2018, it comes complete with suggested rituals to help you harness the power of the moon. Buy it here.

The Bright Side of A Broken Heart by Michelle D’Avella. You don’t have to be experiencing a romantic broken heart to relate to this memoir by Breathwork teacher Michelle D’Avella. Reading it helped me heal from everything that’s ever broken my heart; from not feeling loved by my father, to being made fun of in middle school, and everything in between. Buy it here.

Life Changing Foods by Anthony William. My full review can be found here, but I can’t say enough about this book by the man who gets his medical information from Spirit. It’s a must-read for anyone who wants to radically change the way they feel, inside and out. Buy it here.

A Return To Love by Marianne Williamson. You know that Insta-famous quote that goes, “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”? Yeah, that’s from this book. It’s an easy read of reflections on A Course In Miracles. Buy it here.

Pussy: A Reclamation by Regina Thomashauer. If you identify as a woman, your soul is probably aching to read Pussy, a book about getting in touch with the divine feminine power that lives within you. Buy it here.


What’s on your reading list for 2018? I’m always looking for a new book to read in the bathtub!

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