City girl talks podcast guest book list recap 2020 - Woman reading Meet Me in Monaco with a mug of tea
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The City Girl Talks Book List

And now, for your holiday shopping and future reading pleasure, here’s a list of all the books we’ve talked about on the podcast — as well as the Cup of Something Lovely Book Club selections. Happy reading!

I LOVE to read. If you follow me on Instagram or listen to the podcast, I always ask my City Girl Talks podcast guests what they’re reading and what their favourite books are. My love of reading also spurred me to start the Cup of Something Lovely Book Club (currently on hiatus) for the podcast.

I’ve combed through my episode notes to create one list of the books mentioned in each episode*. There’s a broad range from fiction to motivational to just good plain fun.

*Note (23 October 2022): This is now the main book list with titles mentioned in all City Girl Talks episodes. I update it after every episode.

Books make for a great holiday season gift for yourself or a fellow bookworm.

Believe it or not, it’s already time to think about holiday season gift shopping. Happy reading and gifting over a cup of something lovely!


CIty Girl Talks book list

The Complete City Girl Talks Book List

BOOKSAUTHORGUEST / BOOK CLUB
A Complaint Free WorldWill BowenSarah Ives
A Hero of Our Time Naben RuthnumMeredith Garritsen
A Severed WaspMadeleine L’EngleDeborah Murray
Alice’s Adventures in WonderlandLewis CarrollStefanie McAuley
Anatomy of the SoulCurt ThompsonNicole Harshey
Anna KareninaLeo TolstoyDr. Genieve Burley
Anything by Kate Morton (author of ‘The Clockmaker’s Daughter’ and ‘The House at Riverton’)Kate MortonLindsay Dent
Atomic HabitsJames ClearMika Ennis
Bats Sing, Mice Giggle: The Surprising Science of Animals’ Inner LivesKaren Shanor and Jagmeet KanwalDana Green Remedios
BecomingMichelle ObamaNatasha Anderson
Big MagicElizabeth GilbertJana Josue-McLaren
Big Summer (Amazon | Indigo)Jennifer WeinerBook Club
Born a CrimeTrevor NoahNina Bader
Born to RunChristopher McDougallDr. Genieve Burley
Bountiful, Beautiful and BlissfulGurmukh Kaur KhalsaHarmik Cacace
Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New OneDr. Joe DispenzaDr. Genieve Burley
Chronicles of Narnia seriesC.S. LewisAnita Dunn
City of GirlsElizabeth GilbertOrla Corrigan
Cook Once, Eat All WeekCassy Joy GarciaDana Green Remedios
Daisy Jones and the SixTaylor Jenkins ReidStefanie McAuley
Dirty Birds (Amazon | Indigo) Morgan MurrayClaire Lindsay
Discover Your DestinyRobin SharmaMonica Morong
Do the WorkGary John BishopLexi Soukoreff
Dreams From My FatherBarack ObamaNatasha Anderson
Drop the BallTiffany DufuJenny Rodgers and Chitzel Ortega
Ducks, NewburyportLucy EllmanDr. Genieve Burley
EducatedJames WestoverMika Ennis
Five Little IndiansMichelle GoodBook Club / Claire Lindsay
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free ProductivityDavid AllenHumaira Ahmed
Girl, Stop ApologizingRachel HollisJenna Herbut
Girl, Wash Your FaceRachel HollisNina Bader
Girl, Woman, Other (Amazon | Indigo | Waterstones) Bernadine EvaristoClaire Lindsay
Harry Potter seriesJ.K. RowlingAmber Storie
I Know Why the Caged Bird SingsMaya AngelouBook Club
I Will Teach You to Be RichRamit SethiDylan McCansh
Judgment DetoxGabrielle BernsteinEmily Kiloh
Kitchen ConfidentialAnthony BourdainCrystal Battagliola
Leaders Eat LastSimon SinekTara Butterwick
Little Fires EverywhereCeleste NgStefanie McAuley
Lord of the Rings trilogyJ.R.R. TolkienMichelle Owens
Make Bread, Buy ButterJennifer ReeseLexi Soukoreff
Make It HappenJenna HerbutJenna Herbut
Me and White SupremacyLayla F. SaadBook Club
Meet Me in MonacoHazel Gaynor, Heather WebbBook Club
More Thank Enough: Claiming Space for Who You AreElaine WelterothCassy Vantriet
My Family and Other AnimalsGerald DurrellLeeann Froese
Non-Violent Communication (Amazon | Indigo | Waterstones) Marshall B. RosenbergClaire Lindsay
PapillonHenri CharriereSarah Ives
Pussy: A Reclamation (Amazon | Indigo | Waterstones)Regena ThomashauerClaire Lindsay
Seven Fallen Feathers
Buy it on Indigo | Waterstones
Tanya TalagaClaire Lindsay
Smart Women Finish RichDavid BachBook Club
So You Want to Talk About RaceIjeoma OluoDanielle Wiebe
Soap and Water & Common SenseDr. Bonnie HenryMichelle Owens
Super Attractor (Amazon | Indigo)Gabrielle BernsteinBook Club / Kellie Inglis
The 5 Love LanguagesGary ChapmanJanelle Saccucci
The AlchemistPaulo CoelhoHarmik Cacace / Jenny Rodgers & Chitzel Ortega
The Audacity of HopeBarack ObamaNatasha Anderson
The Big LeapGay HendricksJenna Herbut
The Chakras HandbookAthena PerrakisEmily Kiloh
The Cloud SketcherRichard RaynerMeredith Garritsen
The E Myth RevisitedMichael GerberLexi Soukoreff
The English BookshopJanis WildyJanis Wildy
The Four AgreementsDon Miguel Ruiz, Janet MillsDylan McCansh
The Glass CastleJeannette WallsDylan McCansh
The Good LifeJesse DylanKellie Inglis
The HelpKathryn StockettBook Club
The Hidden Art of F*cking UpThe Try GuysShamiza Ali
The Latte FactorDavid BachLexi Soukoreff
The Law of One (Indigo | Waterstones) Jim McCartyClaire Lindsay
The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari Robin SharmaKat Gaskin / Monica Morong
The Power of NowEckhart TolleNadya Pecherskya / Caylen Baker
The ProphetKahlil GibranSuka Lang
The Revised Fundamentals of CaregivingJonathan EvisonJanis Wildy
The Soul of Money (Amazon | Indigo | Waterstones)Lynne TwistClaire Lindsay
The Unsinkable Greta James Jennifer E. SmithJanis Wildy
To Kill a MockingbirdHarper LeeStefanie McAuley
Trick MirrorJia TolentinoJana Josue-McLaren
UntamedGlennan DoyleSarah Ives
Untethered SoulMichael A. SingerPearl Cicci
Waking the Witch: Reflections on Women, Magic and PowerPam GrossmanMeredith Garritsen
Washington BlackEsi EdugyanStefanie McAuley
White FragilityRobin DiAngeloDanielle Wiebe
White Hot TruthDanielle LaporteJenny Rodgers and Chitzel Ortega
Wine GirlVictoria JamesLeeann Froese
You Are a Badass at Making MoneyJen SinceroMeagan Murtonen
You Can Heal Your LifeLouise HayAmber Romaniuk

“The world was hers for the reading.”

– Betty Smith

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