Books On Simple Living I’m Inspired By Right Now
Yes, I am a total book nerd. I think my book collection disqualifies me from ever calling myself a minimalist, but I am 100% fine with that. Books are life! Today I want to share with you three books on simple living that I’m inspired by right now.
This is Home. The Art OF Simple Living by Natalie Walton
Oh, the deliciousness of this book! Natalie Walton is an interior stylist living in Byron Bay, who’s skillfully compiled this collection of inspiring, yet simple homes.
I love this book not only for the beautiful photos of the international homes it contains but also for Natalie’s way with words. I usually treat interior styling books as picture books, but this one is a great read. Natalie has woven thoughtful and insightful observations on what it means to live simply and how to create a home that is authentically yours, throughout.
If you’re interested in creating a simple but stylish home that reflects who you are and how you live, I highly recommend you invest in this book.
Plants For The People. A Modern Guide To Plant Medicine By Erin Lovell Verinder
Another Byron Bay local with a penchant for words, Erin has written an easy to understand guide to medicinal plants. Her love for all things botanical shines through every word, and the pictures of her beloved plants are exquisite. I loved it so much I made a video about it. Check it out:
City Of Girls. Elizabeth Gilbert
I’m a little bit in love with Ms Gilbert. Her storytelling is always good, but her “let’s get stuck into this life and squeeze every experience out of it” attitude is her real talent. She is living proof that a simple life can be exciting, challenging and fulfilling.
Technically, this is not a book on simple living; it’s a book about women in New York in the ’40s, experiencing all that life in the big apple has to offer. But I include it here because simple living is about letting go of meaningless distractions and finding time for pleasure, and this book is pure pleasure.
Instead of sitting in front of the TV watching the endless bad news, or filling my mind with half baked reality TV, I’m turning into bed early with a good story and letting my imagination go wild.
I’m only halfway through, but so far it’s been an absolute page-turner. I won’t spoil the storyline for you, but I will say – if you love non-fiction, and like me, are tired of what TV has to offer, grab this book and bring the simple pleasure of reading a novel back into your life.
I highly recommend all 3 of these books on simple living.
Read them for pleasure or mine them for their wisdom the choice is yours. Happy reading!