In the last six months I’ve been asked by multiple people if I could send them a book list. So as I started compiling it I realized I should probably share with anyone who might interested! So I have put together this one for starters, but will probably be adding to it as I find/remember more.
In the realm of life philosophy – the bigger picture and life changing books.
- The Tao of Equus ~ Linda Kohanov. If you ever wondered about some the things I do with my horses or are interested in a different way to work with people, this book is a great place to start!
- Way of the Peaceful Warrior ~ By Dan Millman. A semi autobiography of his own journey back to health and his mentor ‘Socrates’ influences within life. Followed by Scared Journey of the Peaceful Warrior and Journeys of Socrates. He also had many other self-help and motivational books that are good.
- The Ringing Cedars of Russia ‘Anastasia’ is book #1 ~ Vladimir Megré. If nothing else, read the first book! The series are the author’s accounts of his experiences with a very special person. There are 9 books total (although they are not large) but book 8 is titled Book 8:1 and book 8:2. Everyone I know that has picked up the first book, regardless of their tastes in books, belief in religion or similar key elements that tend to segregate people; anyone that has been moved to read the first book is totally blown away. I cannot sing enough praise so I’ll just leave it at that.
- Story of B ~ Daniel Quinn. He wrote Ishmael which also awesome along with the sequel My Ishmael. I picked Story of B though because it really made an impression on me.
- Illusions ~ Richard Bach. A short sweet little book about creating the life you want for yourself.
- The Second Son ~ Charles Sailor. It’s a small and older (1979) book that doesn’t make much of a mark these days, but still WOW. It’s an easy read so you’ve nothing to lose.
- The Tracker ~ Tom Brown Jr. Tom has written many books, some to do with physical skills, others are more autobiography and some are in the spiritual realm. But it all starts with The Tracker and I cannot recommend it enough. I’ve been involved with Tom’s programs for children and his adult survival school. I’ve personally seen the skill level of some the lifers and it’s beyond explanation to the average person.
Fictional but nevertheless still mind-blowing books.
- A Story Like the Wind ~ Laurens van der Post. Inspired by the actual events in Africa for the time frame it is based in, the book follow a boy’s adventures in a village with his family alongside the natives. Well written and engrossing, the main character is wonderfully represented and the book enjoyed by both genders. The sequel – A Far Off Place is just as impressive as the first.
- The Traveler ~ John Twelve Hawks. The modern 1984! Eye opening and original – the author appeared out of nowhere. Known as the Fourth Realm Trilogy.
More to come, and if you have any suggestions please feel free to message me!