Our Book Club reads and discusses personal development books.
What to Expect
Books are requested by and voted on by Sage Sisters Members. Book topics fall into the categories of mindset and our inner selves, relationships and communication, spiritual growth, physical wellbeing, and practical living.
The Book Club is facilitated by Janet Tamassia. We begin with a 15-20 minute overview of the book and its main ideas, then have an open, free-flowing discussion with questions to help facilitate our dialogue. The book overview is recorded and shared with Members.
Our discussions are open, thoughtful, and respectful. Members are encouraged to read the books they believe will help them discover, learn, and grow. Participation in all discussions is optional.
When We Meet
Book Club discussions are held every other month. Members are surveyed 3 times a year to give their input on when we meet, but generally we meet on a weeknight (Mon-Thu) from 7-8:30pm ET. All Sage Sisters events are held on Zoom.
When the Body Says No: Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection, by Gabor Maté M.D.
Playing Big, Tara Mohr
Finding Your Own North Star, Martha Beck
A New Earth, Eckhart Tolle
The Miracle of Mind Dynamics, Joseph Murphy
The Happiness Advantage, Shawn Achor
The Gifts of Imperfection, Brene Brown
The Power of Not Yet, Donna Pisani
The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz
The 5 Second Rule, Mel Robbins
The 5 Love Languages, Gary Chapman
The Path Made Clear, Oprah Winfrey
Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, Dr. Joe Dispenza
Tuesdays with Morrie, Mitch Albom
Mindset, Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D.
Many Lives, Many Masters, Brian L. Weiss, MD
A Tribe Called Bliss, Lori Harder
The Book of Beautiful Questions, Warren Berger
On Juneteenth, Annette Gordon-Reed
Your Best Year Ever, Michael Hyatt
Ask and It Is Given, Esther & Jerry Hicks
The Four Tendencies, Gretchen Rubin
The Untethered Soul, Michael Singer
Atomic Habits, James Clear
Flourish: 7 Ways Gratitude Can Change Your Life, Jennifer Garman
Anti-Racism “Book of Your Choice”
Radical Compassion, Tara Mohr
The Fifth Agreement, Don Miguel Ruiz, Don Jose Ruiz, and Janet Mills
E-Squared, Pam Grout
Untamed, Glennon Doyle
The Little Book of Stoicism: Timeless Wisdom to Gain Resilience, Confidence, and Calmness, Jonas Salzgeber
The Choice: Embrace the Possible & The Gift: 12 Lessons to Save Your Life, Dr. Edith Eva Eger
Unbound: A Woman's Guide to Power, Kasia Urbaniak
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, Bessel van der Kolk, MD
The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery, Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile
No Bad Parts: Healing Trauma and Restoring Wholeness with the Internal Family Systems Model, Richard Schwartz Ph.D.
Rewire for Wealth: Three Steps Any Woman Can Take to Program Her Brain for Financial Success, Barbara Huson
Listen: How to Embrace the Difficult Conversations Life Throws at You, Jen Dalton
Your Soul Contract Decoded: Discovering the Spiritual Map of Your Life with Numerology, by Nicolas David Ngan
Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants, by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Outrageous Openness: Letting the Divine Take the Lead, by Tosha Silver
"I have generally always focused on professional development and when, during the pandemic lockdowns, I started rethinking many things. Then I met Janet and she invited me to check out her book club. After one book club zoom, I joined. One of my best pandemic decisions! I have read books that have been on my top read list for years, books and authors I’ve never heard of and I have learned SO MUCH. I have also connected with amazing women who at first glance I’d think I have nothing in common with, but after discussing books and sharing our troubles and triumphs, have found so many new and positive connections." - Sage Sisters Member