Library of Great & Fabulous Books

Here’s a list of great books I have read along my journey of dating and personal growth. I’ve mentioned lots of them in posts. I loooove love love these types of books, and the blog has been a great excuse to build my library.

I will continually update this page for your viewing pleasure… At some point I’ll get the links to my post about the book plugged in there, but for now, this will do.

Last– I must admit, that I do occasionally end up with a book that’s just laaaaame. Mercifully, I have left those off the list and only mentioned books I found useful and engaging… enjoy!

If I’m So Wonderful, Why Am I Still Single? by Susan Page
One of my ALL TIME FAVS. It’s up beat, encouraging, and offers a pro-active approach to dating and also just living life to the fullest while single.

Therapy in a Nutshell; 10 Simple Lessons That Will Change Your Life by Patricia Bay, M.A.
One of my absolute FAVS!! An easy read, and also great as a reference to refer back to when needed. I’ll own a copy of this book for the rest of my life, no question!

The Good Girls Guide to Bad Girl Sex by Barbara Keesling, Ph.D.
Sooo much fun, and fun for anyone! Whether you are a sexy bitch or a school marm at heart, this book will rev up your sexy side.

Soul Mates by Thomas Moore.
If you are in a quiet serious mood, this is a good book to pick up. poetically written, it tells tales of how the soul moves through this life and our connections to other humans along the way.

Born For Love by Leo Buscaglia
Thoughts on love in general. This book is just nice. It’s a great one to have on hand since you can pick it up, read a page then put it back down for a while if you need to.

Emotional Unavailability; Recognizing It, Understanding It, and Avoiding It’s Traps by Bryn Collins, M.A.
Easy to understand, great advice, and a fantastic reference tool if you encounter a situation that makes you wonder what the hell is going on.

Boundaries in Dating by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend
Beware, this one is kind of UBER christian. I am attempting to make my way through it now. It seems it could be helpful, IF I can get through all the religious speak.

How To Make Someone Love You in 90 Minutes or less by Nicholas Boothman
A fun little book and not as shallow as it seems for the title. If I remember right, it’s mostly about making a meaningful first impression.

Why Men Marry Bitches by Sherry Argov
I also have her book “Why Men Love Bitches”. They are pretty much the same, in fact ‘marry bitches’ seemed like a revised version of the first title and I thought it was little better. Just FYI, I wasted my time reading both of them. One will suffice.

 He’s Just Not Your Type (and that’s a good thing); How to Find Love Where You Least Expect It by Andrea Syrtash
Another really fun read. This book illustrates the old adage “If you keep doing what you’ve always done then you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” Syrtash encourages people to break out of some of their limiting mindsets, in the thought that maybe some of us will find absolute bliss with a man who’s not our type— just like she did.

The Highly Sensitive Person in Love by Elaine Aron, phd  This is really a fantastic book.  The author tackles this complicated and in-depth subject with a breath of affirmation.  definitely worth reading.  For anyone who has any desire to understand what makes people tick.

Love Smart by Dr. Phil McGraw

Calling in “The One”;  7 Weeks to Attract the Love of Your Life by Katherine Woodward Thomas.  Don’t let the title fool you.  This book is nothing to trifle with…  It’s a slap you in the face program from personal growth.  Eye opener and life changer, if you let it be.

The Color Code by Taylor Hartman, Ph.D   A simple and accurate description of four personality types.  A TON of fun to read, it’s upbeat, optimistic and fun.  It includes not only personality types but compatibility information too.

The Soul Mate Secret by Arielle Ford   Like “Calling in The One” this book is based on The Law of Attraction, but it’s a quicker, lighter read.  It contains many stories of people finding their soul mates, as well as meditations for unhooking the past, and a few activities.

The Love Dare by Stephen and Alex Kendrick   The movie “Fireproof” with Kirk Cameron was based on this book.  It’s a terrific book and often recommended for married couples having trouble.  I think, depending on your situation, it could be incredibly helpful but in my opinion.  I find it to be a guide for growth in your personal walk with Jesus Christ.  If you want to learn to love better, deeper, and more like Christ– read this book… married or not.

Love Must Be Tough by James Dobson   This is a great book for some different types of relationship issues.  It’s basically a christian based book on tough love for married couples.  I found it incredibly insightful and encouraging —  however there was one section that I found difficult to read.  I find the author’s opinion on domestic violence to be—  well, disturbing.  Still a good read and well worth your time.

Sensual Cellibacy by Donna Marie Williams   The author touts this book as a guide to using sexual abstinence for recharging your spirit, discovering your passions, and achieving greater intimacy in your next relationship.  I really liked it..  It had sort of an earthy, hippie chic type slant.  It was great to find something about cellibacy that wasn’t religiously based.  Whether you’re chosing cellibacy, or forced there and hating every minute of it–  you can get something from this book.

Self Matters by Dr. Phil McGraw   So encouraging!  This book is definitely a therapy program between a front and back cover.  Even more so than “Calling in The One”… “Self Matters” takes you through healing of childhood wounds, as well as maybe some of your decisions you are still beating yourself over the head for.  It address all kinds of things related to the reader’s self concept such as internal dialogue, locus of control, labels, etc.  Written in a simple, organized and easy to understand format.  This book is a lot of work, but if you are someone who detests therapists but needs to work through some stuff.. You should definitely pick it up.

Marry Him by Mary Gotlieb   Great info and the author interviews people from all different walks of life.

Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man by Steve Harvey   Great dating playbook for women.  Get your power back!

Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert  One woman’s journey across the world in search of healing and enlightenment after a heartbreaking divorce.  A fantastic read.  Passionate, painful and quirky funny all rolled in to one.

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Published on January 25, 2012 at 9:00 am  Leave a Comment  

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