Alanis Morissette

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Alanis Morissette wasn't always so comfortable showing her spiritual side. Although she devoured spiritual and self-improvement books, she kept them a secret. "I just had so much shame about wanting to learn," she says. "But I needed to read them, so I would just rip off the covers, or I would hide them."

Now in a new chapter of her life, Alanis is sharing the books that have become her staples—plus a few she reads to her 3-year-old son, Ever.