Book Recommendations From an Avid Reader

Want to listen instead? CLICK HERE to listen to this content in Episode 10 of the Create Some Breathing Room podcast!

I love books, and I’m often asked if I have certain book recommendations for time management, productivity, or mindset. Since we’re talking about hobbies in this month’s series, I decided this is probably a good time to share some of my favorites! 

Side Note: I know this might cause a problem for some of you because I struggle every time I listen to a guest interview on Jon Acuff’s podcast. At the end of every guest episode, Jon asks his podcast guest to list their “Mount Rushmore” of books. After listening to enough of these, my Amazon wish list has become insane!

I want to share several different genres of books that fit within 2 main categories:  

  1. Books that speak to creating some breathing room in your life 
  2. Books for fun (because reading is how I often enjoy spending the breathing room I’ve created in my life!)

Each genre will include my current top two and an honorable mention. Hopefully, you can find something here that is familiar and relatable or that you are excited to add to your wishlist & read.

Books That Speak to Creating Some Breathing Room in Your Life




Books for Fun




I know I shared a lot of books today, so sorry-not-sorry if your wishlist just got a lot longer! 

If you’ve read any of the books I mentioned, I would love to hear your thoughts on them! Or do you have a few in mind that weren’t mentioned? I am forever adding to my own wishlist, so I would love to know what they are! Make sure you’re in our podcast community so we can continue this conversation together. 

Until next time, happy reading!

Some of the links I share are affiliate links, and I will earn a commission if you go through them to make a purchase. Keep in mind that I link these companies and their products because I think they are amazing and not because of the commission I receive from your purchases!


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Hi I’m Rachel!

I’m a lifelong teacher, writer, and speaker. I’m passionate about serving women who are overwhelmed with All The Things so they feel empowered to create some breathing room and live a more intentional life. 

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