The Housekeeper's Bookshelf

Welcome to a new incarnation of the Housekeeper's Bookshelf... Ordinarily The Housekeepers Bookshelf lives in the sidebar, but very soon that sidebar will be overhauled and my recommended reading will be right here in a monthly blog post you can save for future reference.

Divided into the six categories all my content is now shared across, Sanctuary, Authenticity, Wellbeing, Bibliotherapy, Creativity and The Kitchen Table- in each Housekeepers Bookshelf post, there will one book for each aspect of our lives as Brocanteers. 

Sound good? Then I shall begin...

 

Sanctuary

unstuffed4

 

First up Un-Stuffed by Ruth Soukup. I greatly admire Ruth and my participation in her Elite Blog Academy is partly responsible for the changes you are seeing around BrocanteHome. In Un-stuffed she changes her lovely attention to de-cluttering and as I think we are Kon-Mari-ed out, the time seems right for a more heart-centered approach to creating space in our lives...

Buy it on Amazon.Com here and Amazon.Co.Uk here...

 

Authenticity

 the Cozy Life

"Hygge" is something of a buzzword at the moment. With the Danish concept of embracing cozy all the rage everywhere from the loveliest of Interiors blogs to the darn old Daily Mail. But in The Cozy Life, Pia Edberg shows us that there is more to living well than just snuggly socks and twinkly candles and applies the concept of hygge and slowing down to all aspects of the way we live...

Read it on Amazon.Com here and Amazon.Co.Uk here...

 

WellBeing

the sleep revolution

 

I am obsessed with sleep. Mostly because, unlike the rest of the population I can't quite seem to do it with a barrage of ungeants and pills and rituals and meditation. So when the power house that is Arianna Huffington steps up with her own extensively researched thoughts on what sleep is and why we need it if we have any hope of thriving, I for one cannot wait to download it to my Kindle...

Buy it on Amazon.Com here and Amazon.Co.uk here... 

 

Bibliotherapy

the long view

 

Only recently back in print here in the UK, The Long View by Elizabth Jane Howard is a masterpiece and a book I simply cannot recommend enough if you are in the mood for dissecting  the universitality of marriage and its destruction and exploring both extraordinary characters and writing so subtle it sometimes takes your breath away. This then is a book to save to the quiet of your bedside table. For getting in to bed early and losing yourself in somebody else's life...

Buy it on Amazon.Com here and Amazon.Co.Uk here...

 

Creativity

sexy + soul-full

 

The title of this book (and it's beautiful cover ) intrigued me and I simply couldn't resist a more feminine approach to productivity and so Sexy + Soul-full by Tara Rodden Robinson is the book I will be reading during my Miracle Morning Hour over the next few weeks. Should it light a fire in my own soul I will be sure to share it with you...

Buy it on Amazon.Com here and Amazon.Co.Uk here... 

 

The Kitchen Table

the ultimate blogger to do list

 

Even those of us who could probably blog in our sleep could probably use a few reminders and the occasional push in the right direction occasionally... so step in Miss Dana Fox if you please. Adding new books about the business of blogging to the little mini bookshelf on my desk reminds me what business I am in and I always more than happy to add another...

Buy it on Amazon.Com here and Amazon.Co.Uk here...  

Happy reading Housekeepers!

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