Connect Five Friday – Awe and Wonder


It’s time once again for Connect Five Friday,  hosted at Book Date by Kathryn – the meme where we share five book/reading things that connect in some way.

I take part in another challenge – this a monthly one, that asks us to connect 6 books: #SixDegrees of Separation. It starts with one book and we must connect books somehow.

The book for March is Phosphorescence by Julia Baird. As I read the description of the book, “awe” and “wonder” jumped out at me. I then looked up books that had awe or wonder in their titles or descriptions. I was amazed at just how many there actually were. But, then I decided to go oin a different direction and thus had a list of  books. So, thought they would make a great list for Connect 5.

Here are 5 books that express awe and wonder about the world:

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Reconnecting to Wonder and Awe by Linda E. Grimm

“A Spiritual Playbook for Bringing the Wisdom and Energy of Your Soul into the Everyday to Create Your Best Life.  Learn the basics of energy and then explore a daily focused expansion back to wonder and awe and to your most expanded soul energy, with commentary on how it will benefit you.”


The Awe-manac: A Daily Dose of Wonder by Jill Badonsky

“A playfully practical guide that’s a refreshing twist on the revered Farmer’s AlmanacThe Awe-Manac provides daily forecasts and directives to help readers make life more creative, amusing, gratifying, and extraordinary—every day of the year! Through 365 days, readers are encouraged to think more brilliantly, laugh more often, make art or write creatively, and simply add a lot more “awe” into daily life.”

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A Cabinet of Curiosities: The Little Book of Awe and Wonder by Matthew McFall

“… weaves wonder into every page. Like a Victorian cabinet of curiosities, it offers a stimulating mix of the puzzling, the bizarre and the thought-provoking.”   Professor Mike Sharples,”

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In Awe by John O’Leary

“Rediscover Your Childlike Wonder to Unleash Inspiration, Meaning, and Joy

In his new book, In Awe, John O’Leary gives us the tools to help us rediscover the child-like qualities of wonder, curiosity, openness and daring that allow us to live life more fully, and regain that sense of expectation, engagement and joy we had as children, in order to re-ignite our lives.
The damage is reversible. Strengthened by the past, and empowered for the future, In Awe shows us how to seek fresh insights, reach for new solutions, and live our best lives.

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Phenomenal: A Hesitant Adventurer’s Search for Wonder in the Natural World by Leigh Ann Henson

“Heartfelt and awe inspiring, Leigh Ann Henion’s Phenomenal is a moving tale of physical grandeur and emotional transformation, a journey around the world that ultimately explores the depths of the human heart. A journalist and young mother, Henion combines her own conflicted but joyful experiences as a parent with a panoramic tour of the world’s most extraordinary natural wonders.”

5 thoughts on “Connect Five Friday – Awe and Wonder

  1. I love how you came up with your theme for the day. These all sound like such inspirational books. I hope you have a great weekend!

  2. Awe and wonder is a great theme to pick out Bev. I always love my very young members of my extended family and the awe and wonder they show and it does make me feel some of it too. I also feel it from all the courageous readers I meet who live around the world living their most courageous lives.

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