CHAARG Book Club: Daily Reads

Elisabeth Tavierne
Sep 13, 2017 · 7 min read

Ever since I can remember, I’ve been a big reader. I was that girl who was STOKED for the “summer reading challenges” at the library. Read a bunch of books + win prizes? Sign me up. : ) At age 8, I would read Women’s Health Magazine + Self, ++ dream about running a health + wellness magazine in New York City.

Once college rolled around, I stopped reading — a mixture of lack of time, exhaustion from textbooks, + wanting to spend my “free time” in other ways. I still devoured magazines [especially on vacations], but I can’t think of a single book I read in college other than The Happiness Project [which, of course, I loved].

Thankfully, reading eventually came back to me. I was in a yoga class a year + a half ago —right when I started practicing yoga, ++ the instructor read a beautiful passage from The Book Of Awakening. Immediating after the class, I purchased the book. That kickstarted my self-love journey… ++ I’ve been on an “amazon prime — grab a book in one click” high ever since. So much so that I promised myself I would NOT BUY ANOTHER BOOK IN 2017 — I’ve been purchasing books at a much faster rate than actually reading them. I love the quote in The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up The moment you first encounter a particular book is the right time to read it.

My love of reading + self-discovery has prompted me to start a BOOK CLUB in Chicago : ). We’ve only done one so far, but it was such a beautiful experience that I want you to join in on the fun. Every month, I’ll share with you an outline of questions//discussions prompts, so that you can either #1] use the prompts for journaling, or #2] grab CHAARG girls in your area + host your own CHAARG Book Club!


Now onto the daily reads! These are all daily devotionals, tips, journal prompts, news, etc that are a perfect compliment to your morning [or nighttime] routine. Here we go…

#1] The Book Of Awakening

#2] The Five Minute Journal

  • Quote of the day
  • I am grateful for…
  • What would make today great?
  • Daily affirmations. I am…
  • 3 amazing things that happened today…
  • How could I have made today even better?

While you can easily do this on your own, it’s nice to have them in a pretty, organized book — plus, there are weekly challenges like “give a genuine compliment to a stranger today.” // Grab The Five Minute Journal

#3] A Year Of Miracles

#4] A Course In Miracles

#5] Savor

#6] Jesus Calling

#7] The Daily — Podcast

#8] Let It Out

#9] The Cup Of Our Life

#10] The Happiness Project

#11] Seth Godin’s Brilliant Blog

#12] 1 Second Everyday

Wow! That was a lot of info, + took me like three hours to write this : ). Do you have any “daily reads” [what is the genre called — I keep wanting to say devotionals… but, obviously these aren’t all devotionals ;)]? Let me know in the comments below or on insta! Also — use the hashtag #CHAARGBookClub to share your thoughts on the books… or any others that you are reading!

Rooting for you always,