I love discovering what other people are loving/reading/watching/obsessed with, which is why each year I post a new Infinite List on my site (inspired by Alexandra Franzen’s Love Lists).
Here is my Infinite List for 2018. It contains my favourite books, tv shows, movies, podcasts, meditations, plus some random things I loved this year as well.
I hope you find something new here that you love, enjoy, or makes your life easier or better! 🙂
Some of my favourite non-fiction reads this year:
Soulpreneurs by Yvette Luciano. I’m not a huge fan of business books, but this one takes such a fresh and soulful approach which I absolutely loved. If you’re wanting to start a business (or step up your current one) and you want to do so in a soulful and aligned way this is a must-read.
The Gift of Asking by Kemi Nekvapil. A potent and powerful read that will help you improve your relationship with asking and ignite your personal power.
The Barefoot Investor by Scott Pape. So there’s a reason that this constantly sits in the most popular section in bookstores, it’s a simple and easy to follow (and implement) money guide that will change the way you approach your finances.
Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown. I found this book to be thought-provoking, challenging and comforting (which I usually do with all Brené’s work).
Gut by Giulia Enders. An easy to understand (and funny) guide to the gut that I found to be fascinating.
You’re Going to Survive by Alexandra Franzen. This book contains all kinds of stories about surviving challenges, failures and rejection. I loved it and continue to go back to when I need to be reminded that humans are resilient and when I need to remember not to give up.
The Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell. I loved this personal account of Danish culture supplemented with interesting research and humour.
Shine From Within by Amanda Rootsey. I’m so grateful that there are people like Amanda doing such important work with teen girls. I know that this “teen girl’s guide to life” would of been life-changing for me growing up and I know it’s going to change the lives of SO MANY teens and young girls.⠀
Lucky Bitch and the updated version of Get Rich, Lucky Bitch by Denise Duffield-Thomas. What I love about Denise’s books is her down-to-earth and real approach and that they are always super practical and useful. They always help me to take action towards creating the life I want.
Grow Abundant Herbs & Greens in Pots by Nicola Newman. I have really loved gardening this year and in particular growing herbs and vegetables, which is why this book has been such a great guide for me and I’ve gone back to it again and again.
Some of my favourite fiction reads this year:
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera and So This Is The End by Alexandra Franzen. Both of these (fictional) stories are about people who find out that they have one day left to live and they’re about how they choose to live that final day. They both made me think about what’s really important to me and how I want to spend my life-minutes in this lifetime. Both these stories have stayed with me long after I’ve read them and I’ve found myself thinking about them when I need to remind myself how I want to live my life.
One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus. This book is described as “The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars” which I completely agree with. I started this book one night while on holiday at Bruny Island and I could not put it down. I ended up reading it in one sitting while everyone else went to sleep, listening to the waves crash outside and reading from my iPhone torch.
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. This book is different and wonderful and I always find it hard to describe. The main character is like no other protagonist I’ve ever encountered. I’ve recommended this book a lot this year and everyone has said they also loved it. I read this one in two days, it was that good.
Some of my other favourite fiction reads this year were: Love Simon and Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli, Still Me by Jojo Moyes, Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng, This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before series by Jenny Han and An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green.
COOKBOOKS. This year I read and used a lot of cookbooks, so I thought they deserved their own section here. This year I loved Lee Holmes’ cookbooks (like ALL of them) and in particular Supercharge Your Gut and Heal Your Gut, Simplicous Flow by Sarah Wilson, The Village by Matt and Lentil and Simple by Yotam.
Tv shows I loved watching this year:
Brooklyn 99, The Good Place, Good Girls, Superstore, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Season 2 of Jessica Jones and Iron Fist, The Handmaid’s Tale, the final season of Scandal, Season 5 of The 100 and Younger.
My favourite movies this year were:
I listened to less podcasts this year and more often sought out individual episodes on things I was interested in, in saying that these podcasts were the ones I listened to the most this year: Real Talk Radio with Nicole Antoinette, Susan Hyatt’s Rich Coach Club, The Mindful Kind, The Priestess Podcast and The Secret Library Podcast.
You may already know that I’m obsessed with Sonesence’s meditones* and it is the only meditation music I use. My favourite track this year was this one*, which I particularly love using on my coaching days.
This year I’ve loved listening to the Harry Potter series on Audible (again) mostly while driving or doing other things.
RANDOM STUFF I LOVED THIS YEAR:
This chai. This spiced cacao. This skin-care brand and this one. This lip balm. This stand up desk. These blue blocker glasses. This speaker and these headphones. This planner. This workbook. And this flavour of kombucha.
A MASH-UP OF EVENTS AND EXPERIENCES I ENJOYED THIS YEAR:
Starting the year with a full moon dance party. Going on my first trip by myself to Brisbane for the Soulpreneurs conference. Celebrating at the Beautiful You Awards Night. Delivering a live round of The 28 Day Gratitude Project. Seeing Avengers: Infinity War at the movies with a very excited boyfriend. Going to In Conversation with Kemi and Julie. Going to Bruny Island at the start of winter. Going to Sophie’s Express Your Self social media workshop. Doing my first group Q&A sessions for life coach trainees. Going to Women In Business: The New Way. My boyfriend getting a dog unexpectedly. Going on our annual family holiday to Magnetic Island. Celebrating one year of having my drivers licence! Adventures into the city for brunch catch ups, ramen and cool markets. Celebrating my 26th birthday with a mini trip to Regional Victoria with glamping at a vineyard. Going to Grace, Power, Growth, Impact. Getting nominated for the Shine Award. Doing my first ever float. Spending a lot of time walking at the beach all year round.
I always love discovering new things, so tell me in the comments below what were the things you were obsessed with in 2018?
Love & Gratitude,
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