fall reading list with libby | designlovefest

i have found so much comfort, relaxation and pure joy from reading this year. i sort of forgot how much i love to read and learn, and it’s been something really great for me since i took a step back from work to focus on my own personal growth. joanie and i put a reading list together for you (joanie has a goal to read 30 books this year!) my selections are more geared towards self development and growth as that’s the phase i’m in and joanie’s picks are more geared towards weekend/holiday reading when you want to get lost in a story.

the library has been a massive resource for me. i’ll sometimes have 4-5 books i’m interested in looking through and buying them isn’t a practical option. i’d never had a library card before, somehow i thought it would be complicated to get? but the whole process takes under 10 minutes at your local library, just bring your ID and ask at the front desk for a form, everyone is really friendly. use overdrive.com to find your local library, you can search by address.

some libraries even offer digital library cards. this is huge because if youre strapped for time everything can be done instantly online. to check to see if your library offers instant digital library card, visit overdrive.com to use the library finder and search to find your local library. click their webpage and if they have digital access it will pop right up.

also, i really want to encourage you to use the Libby app! it’s free with your library card, you can download all sorts of books to your kindle, listen to audiobooks…i love it. if something isn’t available, you can put it on hold in the app and then you’ll get a notice when it’s available to download and it feels fun and exciting. i highly encourage you to use the library as a resource, if you aren’t already, it’s a game changer!


fall reading list with libby | designlovefest

1The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path To Higher Creativity, by Julia Cameron

2. Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation, by Dan Siegel

I love the perspective and clarity these two books are bringing me right now. taking some time to really focus on what drives me creatively has been fun. and learning all about the brain and psychology lately has been fascinating!

and here are a few books that i find really eye opening when it comes to relationships and attachment.

fall reading list with libby | designlovefest

3. We Do: Saying Yes to a Relationship of Depth, True Connection, and Enduring Love, by Stan Tatkin

4Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence, by Esther Perel

5. Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love, by Sue Johnson

we probably should have been doing couple’s therapy before we got married…but we just didn’t. busy lives, we put it off. we finally started going and it’s been great so far. i think we are an awesome couple but i do think we have a few arguments that have occurred since the beginning that i was really interested in addressing and moving past. it’s been really nice having someone there to hold us both accountable and teach us the reasoning behind why certain arguments happen and how to resolve them. i’m really happy we decided to go, even if it’s just something we start doing every few months to check in.


fall reading list with libby | designlovefest

1. Pachinko: by Min Jin Lee

2A Gentleman in Moscow: by Amor Towles

fall reading list with libby | designlovefest

3Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine: by Gail Honeyman

4The Cider House Rules: by John Irving

5Daisey Jones & the Six: by Taylor Jenkins Reid

would love to hear some of the books on your fall reading list or ones you just finished and loved!

(this post is created in partnership with OverDrive, a company that i could not be more thrilled to work with and one that i utilize in my daily life)

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