I have a confession to make: I have a small addiction to what could be described as new school self-help books. The magic that changes the ordering life? Yep, my apartment has been Kondo’d many times. The Happiness Project? Before it was a podcast, it was a book I used every time I felt that my life was changing course and needed a little redirection.
And then there’s Tiny Beautiful Things, a collection of columns of advice from wild author Cheryl Strayed that has basically been my bible to be a better person – and also give me a break for not being perfect. (We are all human, are not we?)
So what do all these books have in common, apart from the fact that they are my gifts to friends over the holidays? Although they vary in theme, these titles are inspirational readings that could only help you get over the hump when you need a little push.