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We LOVE books. Even though we carry all kinds of conscious living products, each of us in the Braid community holds a special place in our heart for the good old-fashioned physical book.

To make it easier for you to decide what to read, we have each compiled a list of our book recommends. Consider this our answer to the question: If you were deserted on an island and could only bring TEN books, which ones would you bring?

Open Books


  • The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

  • The Antique Anatomy Deck & Guidebook by Claire Goodchild

  • Circe by Madeline Miller

  • The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

  • Macbeth by William Shakespeare

  • Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz

  • Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

  • The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

  • The Ethical Slut by Janet Hardy & Dossie Easton

Several Open Books


  • The Spiral Dance by Starhawk

  •  Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu

  • The Illustrated Bestiary by Maia Toll

  • Grandmother Moon by Zsuzsanna E. Budapest

  • The Fifth Sacred Thing by Starhawk

  • The Wild Unknown Alchemy Deck by Kim Krans

Man with Book


  •  Zami: A New Name by Audre Lorde

  • The Overstory by Richard Powers

  • Speaker of the Dead by Orson Scott Card

  • Polysecure by Jessica Fern

  • The Essential Rumi by Coleman Barks

  • You are Here by Thich Nhat Hanh

  • Circe by Madeline Miller

  • The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo

  • Sex at Dawn by Christopher Ryan & Cacilda Jethá

Open Book


  • The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

  • Art & Fear by David Bayles & Ted Orland

  • If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio

  • Heartstopper by Alice Oseman

  • Hamlet by William Shakespeare

  • The Second Circle by Patsy Rodenburg

  • The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

  • Calvin & Hobbes: The Days Are Just Packed by Bill Watterson

  • Antigone by Sophocles

  • I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy


                        Emily F.

  • Night Sky by Jonathan Poppele

  • Forest Bathing by Dr. Qing Li

  • Cesar’s Way by Cesar Millan

  • How We Live is How We Die by Pema Chödrön

  • Devotions by Mary Oliver

  • The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

  • Manara Erotic Tarot by Milo Manara

  • She Comes First by Ian Kerner

  • The Psilocybin Mushroom Bible by Virginia Haze & Dr. K. Mandrake

  • Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier

Typewriter Keys


  • Water Witchcraft by Annwyn Avalon

  • The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron

  • Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

  • Just Kids by Patti Smith

  • Healing Through Words by Rupi Kuar

  • Sacred Mothers and Goddesses Oracle Deck by Claudia Olivos

  • A Jane Austen Tarot Deck by Jacqui Oakley

  • Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

  • Practical Witches Love Spell Book by Cerridwen Greenleaf

  • The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd

Pile Of Books


  • Many Lives, Many Masters by Brian Weiss

  • Empath’s Survival Guide by Judith Orloff

  • Thoth Tarot Deck by Aleister Crowley

  • The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

  • Life After Death by Deepak Chopra

  • Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

  • The Enchanted Tarot Deck by Amy Zerner & Monte Farber

Sketching Materials

                        Emily W.

  • Just Kids by Patti Smith

  • Come As You Are by Emily Nagoski

  • Homebody by Rupi Kaur

  • Clarity and Connection by Yung Pueblo

  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

  • A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle

  • Sacred Earth Oracle by Toni Carmine Salerno

  • The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

  • Blossoms and Bones by Kim Krans

Design Books


  • All Creation Waits by Gayle Boss

  • Belonging by Toko-pa Turner

  • The Chronology of Water by Lidia Yuknavitch

  • Consolations by David White

  • The True Story of Pocahontas by Dr. Linwood ‘Little Bear’ Custalow & Angela L. Daniel ‘Silver Star’

  • The Antiquarian Sticker Book by Odd Dot

  • Book of Mu by James Ford



  • Henry and June by Anais Nin

  • When Women Were Drummers by Layne Redmond

  • Path With Heart by Jack Kornfield

  • Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

  • Narcissus and Goldmund by Herman Hesse

  • Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg

  • The Moon Under Her Feet by Clysta Kintsler

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