Book Recommendations

Book Recommendations

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.—Mark Twain

In my first year of recovery I read 22 books. The list of books was given to a new comer in hopes of offering to him, what was so freely given to me. Today, I almost wish I still had that list, but many of those books are listed here, along with some of my thoughts. The ODAAT Chat Podcast will be covering all these books and adding many as we go along.

To this day, 22 years later, I always have a stack of books by my bedside along with a journal, a pen and a pair of glasses. 😉 As we fill our minds and inspire our hearts with the wisdom of those who come before us, we give ourselves a fighting chance to overcome addiction by healing the unseen wounds.

I hope this these books bring you as much healing and happiness that they have brought me.

Peace & Love,


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(In no particular order)


Alcoholics Anonymous 4th Edition


Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions


The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz



Daily Reflections


24 Hours Daily Meditations


Daring Greatly – Brene Brown


Gifts of Imperfection – Brene Brown

Drop the Rock, Bill P.


The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, Deepak Chopra


The Untethered Soul, Michael A. Singer


Seat of the Soul, 25th Anniversary addition with workbook, Gary Zukav



A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson


The Road Less Traveled, M. Scott Peck


The Happiness Advantage, Shawn Achor



A Woman’s Worth by Marianne Williamson



A Course In Miracles





Unleash The Power Within; Personal Coaching and Life Transformation by Tony Robbins


The Secret by Rhonda Byrne


The Language of Letting Go; Daily Meditations by Melody Beattie


The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie


A New Earth, Eckhart Tolle


Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle



The Knight in Rusty Armor


Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy by Sarah Ban Breathnach


Simple Abundance: Gratitude Journal by Sarah Ban Breathnach