My Favorite Things

Always a work in progress!

Books!
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
Girl With the Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
The Catcher in the Rye  by J.D. Salinger
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Martian by Andy Weir
Sphere by Michael Crichton

Movies
Lars and the Real Girl
Black Swan
Gravity
The Station Agent
The Visitor
Lost in Translation
Igby Goes Down
Independence Day
Elephant

Non-Fiction 
Smart Moves by Carla Hannaford
When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chödrön
Prozac Nation by Elizabeth Wurtzel
Hardcore Zen: Punk Rock, Monster Movies and the Truth About Reality by Brad Warner
The Reluctant Empath by Bety Comerford & Steven P. Wilson
Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within by Natalie Goldberg
*Bird By Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott
**Blue Jean Buddha: Voices of Young Buddhists by Sumi Loundon (ed.)

*I love anything Anne Lamott writes. She has yet to disappoint me. 

**This book was given to me by my Godmother when I was going through a Rough Time. I didn’t read it right away, but when I finally did, it was life-changing.