There are many paths up the mountain of recovery. And while yours truly comes from the 12-step path, many other books have inspired me.  Below is a small sampling of books that have been instrumental in my initial recovery, and in furthering my spiritual development. More will be added!

If there are any books you would like to add to the list, let me know!

12 Step Books

Alcoholics Anonymous (aka The Big Book) - Anonymous

Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions - Alcoholics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous - World Service Office

Daily Reflections - Alcoholics Anonymous

As Bill Sees It - Bill W

Drop the Rock: Removing Character Defects - Bill P.

A New Pair of Glasses - Chuck C.

Steps of Transformation: An Orthodox Priest Explores the 12 Steps - Father Meletios Webber

General Recovery

There's More to Quitting Drinking Than Quitting Drinking - Paul O.

Codependent No More - Melody Beattie

Sobriety: A Graphic Novel - Daniel Maurer

Stage II Recovery: Life Beyond Addiction - Earnie Larsen

Memoirs / Historical

Not God: A History of Alcoholics Anonymous - Ernest Kurtz

Dr. Bob and the Good Oldtimers - Alcoholics Anonymous

Drinking: A Love Story - Caroline Knapp


The Sermon on the Mount: The Key to Success In Life - Emmet Fox

The Road Less Travelled - M. Scott Peck, M.D

The Spirituality of Imperfection - Ernest Kurtz

Meditation for Dummies - Stephan Bodian

Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears - Pema Chodron

The Way to Love - Anthony De Mello

                                                      Book 'em, Danno