Reading List

As writers, we're naturally avid readers, too. Here are some of our favorite books about writing, living in harmony, and making an impact.

Note: No affiliate links here. We just can't get enough of these reads.

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BIRD BY BIRD: SOME INSTRUCTIONS ON WRITING AND LIFE

This endearing, hilarious, deeply wise book has taught me so much about both the craft and practice of writing. Anne Lamott is an accomplished author and teacher, and boils down the essence of what she knows into 237 pages. I can't recommend this highly enough for writers—and believe me, you're going to want your own copy to underline and mark with post-it's.

Get a used copy here.

ISHMAEL

As soon as I picked up this book, I could tell I'd read it over and over again. Ishmael is philosophical fiction, exploring humanity, culture, and our relationship with the natural world in a unique narrative. Every page is dense with revelations—it's hard to put it down long enough to let everything digest!

Check it out here.

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ALL WE CAN SAVE

It's hard to even find words for this book, so I'll borrow theirs: All We Can Save offers "provocative and illuminating essays from women at the forefront of the climate movement who are harnessing truth, courage, and solutions to lead humanity forward." If you work in the environmental space and struggle to articulate how interconnected we are with nature, this book will do it for you.

Check it out here.

PROPOSALS FOR THE FEMININE ECONOMY

This book is a great guide for anyone looking to do business differently. Jennifer Armbrust writes about running a business grounded in collaboration, ingetrity, sustainability, and mindfulness. Sound familiar?

Check out her website here and buy the book here.

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CATALYST

As soon as I discovered Catalyst: Speaking, Writing and Leading for Social Evolution, it become my bible for impact-driven communication. Author Sasha Allenby talks about showing up to create change, getting into everything from the state of your nervous system to the tone of your copy.

Check it out here.

WHITE FRAGILITY

An essential read for any white folx getting into DEIJ (diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice) work. This read will help you understand your relationship with race and see the world through clearer eyes.

Learn more about it here.

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