12 Books on Story
On the first day of Solstice, my true love gave to me the subversive power of ancient story. On the second day of solstice my true love gave to me…
I think you get the idea.
Happy Holidays, friends!!!!
Here is my list of 2022’s books (one book per month) on the topic of story (watch the video to hear the backstory on my annual reading topics). So much love to you and your loved ones. I hope you enjoy some these in the coming year and that they encourage you to remember that YOUR STORY MATTERS. (By the way, the titles with the stars next to them were my favorites).
The Madwoman in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Imagination by Sandra M. Gilbert, Susan Gubar, Lisa Appignanesi (Truth: still working through this one. It’s thick.)
Story Revisions: Narrative Therapy in the Postmodern World by Alan Perry (this one is a text book from my therapy school days, but I reread it because I remembered it to be my favorite examination of how change happens when working with our personal stories. I think it’s worth reading even if you aren’t a practitioner.)
**Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype by Clarissa Pinkola Estes (If you know me, you know I’m reading this book perpetually. This year the story of the Little Match Girl was especially meaningful to me.)
So there is my list, friends. I hope you’ll pick up a few of these in the coming year and give them a read! Let me know how you like them.
May you have a blessed, peaceful season.
PS: If you want to give me a holiday gift in return, I’m looking for books for my 2023 topic: “Off grid/off the beaten track living.” The context is that I’m building a yurt on some property my grandparents owned in Eastern Washington, and the only thing I’ve read on homesteading/building/off grid living is the old Laura Ingalls Wilder books, so… enlighten me! What should I read?