Updated: Feb 6
I feel like the art of literacy, books, the joys of libraries, bookstores, and getting lost in the pages of a story are being lost in recent times. I have loved books since I was a child and as an adult I still am always reading. I find that there is so much time to disassociate and distract ourselves that we often miss the messages in front of us. That being said, this year I am committing to reading two books a month. One for knowledge, professional development, or a deeper understanding; and one simply for fun, pleasure, and enjoyment. Now I know what some of you might be thinking, books can get expensive or maybe you don't have space, or feel like you can't make the time. You can, it's all about figuring out what works best for you. If you're always busy or on the go maybe go with audiobooks and sign up for audible so you get one or two a month with your subscription instead of buying them individually. If you don't have the storage space, get used to Ebooks they are cheaper, take up less space, and easier to access although not my favorite. Subscribe to SCRIBD for access to as many books as you want monthly; Ebooks, audiobooks, articles, and illustrations included. That is the most cost effective route. Kindle unlimited is cool too however, I find that most of the books I want I end up having to purchase or download on SCRIBD. Whatever works for you find a method and stick to it. I honestly do a mixture of all of them.
Now as far as subject matter goes I love a good astrology book, I enjoy diving into spiritual psychology, and self help. I also love me some good fiction especially urban fiction, romance, and even some science fiction like Octavia Butler. If you haven't read Parable of The Sower by Octavia Butler I would highly recommend it. There are so many hidden messages about todays society, God, self realization, and evolution not just in that book but really in all of her novels.
This next year 2023 is really all about inner work, discipline, and mastery. The number 7 carries the energy of the lasting endurance of God, the spiritual channel for balance, wisdom, grace, and harmony, and aligning with your divine purpose. 2022 taught us how to heal emotional wounds, see the beauty in the world around us again, and appreciate the love we do have despite the flaws that it came with. 7 brings the remaing truths and asks us to really assess what we are leaving behind for good in order to make space for the reconstruction or resurrection to be experienced at 8. 7 reminds us of the eternal nature of creation and asks us to take charge of the cycles instead of becoming victim to them.
For this reason I am starting a bookclub this year and I hope you all will join me. The booklist below is filled with titles to help deepen your awareness, understanding, and knowledge of self. They will also assist you in building actionable systems for forward movement, and aid you in letting some things go to make room. Sacrifice will be a key theme if 2023 and I want to invite you to sacrifice some of your time to read with me.
All you have to do is subscribe to my website for notifications on booklists and or reviews. If you are in the Moonchild Tribe which is my paid subscriber group I will be doing commentary, short readings, and reviews via video or podcast on 12 of the 23 books included in the list. Hold yourself accountable with me this year. Even if you only read one book a month, or every other month, or two books a quarter get back to reading with me. The following is a list of books some I have read, some I will be reading that will help you connect to yourself on a deeper level, breakthrough blockages, gain a deeper understanding of your inner anatomy and energy centers, and teach you how to better understand and manifest abundance. I will be posting a list of fiction titles in February and then smaller blogs giving small nuggets from my reads bimonthly.
23 Book List 2023
It’s Not Your Money by Tosha Silver (money manifestation and energy principles)
Sacred Pampering Principles by Debrena Jackson Gandy ( inner renewal and self care)
Empowered Empath by Judy Dyer( boundaries, connection, shadow integration)
The Bodies of Others Naomi Wolf (body autonomy, politics, mindset, current events)
Get Good With Money by Tiffany Aliche (practical financial advice)
The Mountain is You by Brianna West (overcoming self sabotage)
The 4 Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz (retrograde season read)
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle (becoming present in the New Year)
Existential Kink by Carolyn Elliott (sacral, solar plexus, crown, shadow Work & block busting)
The Body Keeps Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk (shadow work, overcoming trauma, self realization, and healing)
Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes (learning to say yes to yourself and your own fulfillment)
Inner Sky by Steven Forrest (astrology and inner standing the planetary influences on you)
The Invisible Partners by John Sanford (relationships partnerships and connection)
The Middle Pillar by Israel Regarde (practical steps towards mental magic, ceremonial magic, and manifestation)
The Little Book of Big Lies by Tina Lifford ( soul quenching self love and care)
The Kybalion by the three initiates(seven principles of hermeticism and universal law)
Mastering Life’s Energies by Maria Nemeth(getting into alignment and flow overcoming obstacles)
You Were Born For This by Chani Nichols (understanding purpose and direction in your birth chart, astrology)
Predictive Astrology by Bernadette Brady deepening understanding of timing and purpose astrology
Ase Yoga Where Every Breath Counts by Dr. Robin Alston( Yoga for the mind, body, and soul, energetic anatomy)
Spiritual Anatomy by Caroline Myss (Energetic anatomy, connecting the dots, creating a system of healing for yourself)
The How by Yrsa Daley Ward (do the work, go deep, and level up)
Your Next Level by Karen Arrington (level up success, building connections, money manifestation)