(Some Of) My Favorite Books

As a coach I can work from anywhere... no matter where I am at I always have a book (or 10) with me during a coaching conversation.

Growing up I hated... like really hated anything that required a book. During 'silent reading' I would sit at my desk and day dream...eyeing the kid next to me so I knew when to turn the page of the book that I wasn't reading. Not exactly sure how I got through school but I managed to squeak by.

These days I am basically having an affair with whichever book I am reading. The book goes with me everywhere and I sneak in a page or two whenever I can.

Oh how I love a good book.

Getting lost in a good mystery or romance novel is bliss and as a coach I love learning the tips, tools and best practices of the experts. These books are my teachers, mentors and coaches. I am constantly referring back to a book for guidance... as a coach and as a student.

This is one of the reasons that I love being a coach...I get to share the knowledge that I have gotten from these books with my clients.

On days like today where I sit here surrounded by books, chatting with a client I feel most grateful...

Here are some of my favorites:


  • Brene' Brown Anything:
    • 'Rising Strong'
    • 'Daring Greatly'
    • 'Braving the Wilderness'
  • ''Girl, Wash Your Face' by Rachel Hollis
  • 'You are a Badass' and You are a Badass at Making Money' by Jen Sincero
  • 'The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck' by Mark Manson
  • 'Present-over-Perfect' by Shauna Niequist
  • 'The One Thing' by Gary Keller
  • 'The 4 Disciplines of Execution' by Sean Covey
  • 'Tattoos on the Heart' by Gregory Boyle
  • 'The Happiness Project' by Gretchen Rubin

Pleasure Reading:

  • 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' by
  • 'The Nightingale' by Kristin Hannah
  • 'The Girl on the Train' by Paula Hawkins
  • 'The Alchemist' by Paulo Coelho
  • 'Red Sparrow' by Jason Matthews
  • 'The Alice Network' by Kate Quinn
  • 'Game of Thrones' by George R.R.Martin
  • Beneath a Scarlet Sky' by Mark Sullivan
  • A Man Called Over' by Fredrik Beckman
  • 'The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto' by Mitch Albom

Happy Reading!

XO, Mari