Thursday, December 29, 2016

#mareathon2016: My Top Books

Reading took a different turn for me in 2016.  I can't recall reading anything except non-fiction and more specifically self-improvement.  Also this year I started listening to books for the first time.  I listened to audio books in my car while driving, in the shower and while working out.  I highly recommend listening to books, especially if you just feel too busy to sit and read. I love ending my day with a book but honestly this year, most evenings I was way too tired to even read one page.  So, in no order, here are my favourite books of 2016.  What are yours? Use the hashtag #mareathon2016 so I can see them! 
oxox Mare

If you've watched any of my YouTube videos this year, chances are you've heard me talk about this cookbook.  A friend of mine gave it to me in April and I've probably used it every week since! The recipes are easy to follow and definitely played a vital role as I transitioned to giving up meat and dairy this year.  Litton also came out with a second cookbook this year but I'd recommend this, the original. 
I will be forever grateful to the Mareathoner who suggested I read this book. I bought it on a whim and read it in disbelief. Was Sincero talking directly TO me? I've never dog-eared so many pages in a book. I also bought the audio version and have listened to it on a loop probably five times this year.  Sincero flipped how I look at my life, future, and the world. That's a bold statement, but it's true. I've lost track of how many people I've given this book to.  There are so many truth bombs and important lessons in this easy to read gem. I could fill a year's worth of Wise Word Wednesdays from it! 

In 2016 I became more interested in the universe, crystals and meditation.  This book broke down so many things for a beginner without being intimidating or off-putting. 

Rimes writes with such honesty and vulnerability about getting out of her comfort zone. I definitely learned from her lessons and found myself getting out of my own comfort zone in 2016.  I said 'yes' but I also learned the power of 'no'.

This is the first audio book I've ever bought and I think I've played it half a dozen times. This is a MUST. She's got such great tips and methods, whether you are an entrepreneur or just a working woman.  I love the theme of women supporting women and staying in your own lane, so to speak. 
oxox Mare


  1. Excellent list, Mare! I also love Oh She Glows and the easy and beautiful recipes in this book. I've added these others to my reading list now. Great recommendations!

  2. great suggestions... I have one already as you know!


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