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Book Match: Chris S.

Chris S.

Chris enjoys reading a wide variety of adult fiction and nonfiction. Her favorites are books that help her stay present and those that help her get lost in another place and time. On the one hand, she loves books about mindfulness and meditation, and on the other hand, she loves literary fiction and historical fiction, especially if the books include a bit of magical realism. She’s happy to help you create a book list that’s just for you! See below for two of her favorite lists.

Ask Chris what to read.

Literary Fiction with a Magical Twist

Shadow of the Wind
Exit West
Lincoln in the Bardo
Blackbird House
Ocean at the end of the Lane
Hummingbird's Daughter
Uninvited Guests
The Snow Child

Books on Meditation and Mindfulness

Insight Meditation
Real Happiness
You Are Here
The Road Home
10% Happier
The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion
The Dharma of the Princess Bride
Altered Traits