6 Books about unconventional magic

The world around us is constantly pulsating with energy, and each new day brings a host of opportunities for us to make decisions – about life, love, friends, family and the ways in which we view ourselves. Inspired by this idea, we rounded up six books meant to inspire and ignite your belief in the unconventional magic we all have at our fingertips.

If you believe in fate, read One Day in December by Josie Silver.

Laurie believes love at first sight only happens in the movies. But after a moment of pure magic when she and a stranger make eye contact at a bus stop before her bus drives away, she spends the next year searching for him – only to discover he’s dating her friend. Years of missed connections, friendships and heartbreak follow, serving as a reminder that the road to happiness is often riddled with obstacles along the way.


If you believe in the magic behind true connection, read Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for A Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living by Shauna Niequist

Niequist found herself exhausted and isolated. She was tired of being tired, burned out on busy, and longing for connection, meaning, depth. In this book she shares about the journey she pursued that changed her life, and offers a compelling vision for a new way to live: soaked in grace, rest, silence, simplicity, prayer and connection with the people who matter most.


If you believe in destiny, read Meet Cute by Helena Hunting

Sensible Kaitlyn was always the responsible one, until the day she sputtered out of control and found herself all over Daxton Hughes, the former actor she’d adored since her teen years. She was horrified. And she was in love. Then after finding herself shamefully betrayed, he burst back into her life asking for her help. Can she let her guard down again? Is she willing to risk her heart?


If you believe there’s magic in chasing our dreams, read Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals by Rachel Hollis 

Rachel Hollis believes women are not living up to their full potential, so with this book she’s set out to motivate, inspire and cheer us on toward chasing our dreams, letting go of our excuses, adopting the right behaviors and acquiring the skills to go out into the world confidently and filled with self-belief.


If you believe in the power of love, read Matchmaking for Beginners by Maddie Dawson

Magic is in the air at Marnie MacGraw’s engagement party, when she’s just weeks away from her dream life. But when she crosses paths with her fiancé’s eclectic great aunt Blix who’s dying, everything changes. Marnie’s marriage comes to an abrupt end and she inherits Blix’s estate, along with her collection of friends… and unexplainably, her uncanny ability to connect people who are destined to be together. It’s not the life Marnie planned for, but although she can’t explain it, it’s leading her exactly where she’s meant to be.  


If you believe in the magic behind your own creativity, read Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

She’s been called the voice of a generation, and for good reason – in Big Magic, Gilbert wisely shares her unique perspective on creativity, inspiration and the curiosities we have burning inside us. She asks readers to embrace the ideas we want to explore and allow ourselves to follow what we love most in order to find the magic, wonder and joy in life.

(Feature image courtesy of @linneamanson)

*Disclosure: The links above are affiliate links. These picks are editorially selected, but if you purchase, She Reads may get something in return. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. 

Alison Luther

Alison Luther is a freelance editor and writer based in Fredericksburg, TX, where she lives with her husband and two children. Her background is in digital consumer content and marketing strategies, but today she focuses on small business marketing, ghostwriting, and writing about all things books on She Reads. In addition to raising longhorn, chickens, and children, she loves to cook and is a voracious reader.

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