Personal Growth Book Club

The Personal Growth Book Club reads inspirational and self-help books, then discusses them chapter by chapter. A dedicated group with worthy discussions meets weekly on Thursdays, Noon to 1:45 pm in the library meeting room. Come and join the discussion!

Currently discussing It Didn't Start with You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle by Mark Wolynn.

The Personal Growth Book Club has read a variety of self-help and inspirational books, including:

  • Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance
  • Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown
  • The Noticer Returns by Andy Andrews
  • The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brené Brown, Ph.D., L.M.S.W.
  • The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz
  • The Traveler's Gift: Seven Decisions that Determine Personal Success by Andy Andrews
  • How to Communicate with Confidence by Mike Bechtle
  • Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World by Bob Goff
  • The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die by John Izzo, PhD.
  • The Noticer by Andy Andrews
  • Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger
  • The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Freeing Yourself From Destructive Thoughts and Emotions by Christopher K. Germer, PhD.
  • Mastering Fear: Harnessing Emotion to Achieve Excellence in Work, Health, and Relationships by Robert Maurer, PhD with Michelle Gifford, MA
  • When Everything Changes, Change Everything: In a Time of Turmoil, a Pathway to Peace by Neale Donald Walsch
  • People Can't Drive You Crazy Unless You Give Them the Keys by Mike Bechtle
  • The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It by Kelly McGonigal, PhD.
  • God on a Harley by Joan Brady
  • Enjoy Life: Healing with Happiness by Lynn D. Johnson, PhD.
  • The Power of Positive Thinking by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
  • The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck
  • A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose by Eckhart Tolle
  • Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend
  • The Fifteen Minute Miracle and The Voice: A Higher Energy Within You by Dr. Harlan Fisher
  • Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage by Greg Gungor
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Possible!