Supplemental Reading

Xiane’s Reading List

Here’s a list of books that I’m working through in addition to Julia Cameron’s series. I’ll add more books to the list as I pick them up. Some of these are in the queue, and those I’ve marked with an asterisk. I welcome suggestions for other recommended reads!

All by Keri Smith

Assorted authors

Diana’s Reading List

  • The Herb Companion. Yes, it’s a magazine about gardening – and it’s one of the most soul-feeding publications I have ever read.
  • Artful Blogging, a Somerset magazine, has lots of lovely and creative ideas that can push you forward in your explorations.
  • The Witch of Portobello: A Novel (P.S.) by Paolo Coelho
    A story of a woman who seeks and finds spirituality after her rejection by the Catholic church.
  • The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho
    A story of a simple man who makes small decisions that piece by piece, transform his life.
  • Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.
    Gilbert goes on a trip that many of outright envy, and along the way discovers simple truths that we can use at home.
  • The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin.
    A New York woman decides to make a genuine effort to be happier. Uses many techniques mentioned in the artist’s way, including decluttering, increased self-awareness, and making self-care a priority.


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