I’m starting a new series, yo! Five Books I’m Reading This Month; also to include books I want to read this month. It’s complicated.
In an earlier version of my life, I read scores of books every year. This was back during the pre-digital age, when I had an hour-long subway commute every day, each way, and 300 fewer channels to watch. Now that my work is mostly location-independent, I don’t spend much time on the subway and I’m working all the time from my computer at home with Bravo playing in the background. Ugh! I feel myself getting dumber by the day.
However, earlier this year, I took a mental-health break from working (and life) and read close to 30 books in 6 weeks. I’m obsessive. It was great! Now, I’m wanting to take a more moderate approach to my love of reading and I wanted to share the books on my nightstand and a few from my wish list. Read on!
Books I’m Reading This Month
First on my list is one I don’t yet own, but is at the tippy top of my Christmas Wish List:
If you’re not following Pete Souza on Instagram, you are missing. out. on. LIFE! His archives are insane and he is trolling the hell out of 45’s administration with glorious and gloriously funny counterpoints from the Obama White House. He is genius and I’m dying to get my hands on this coffee table favorite.
Next up is:
Thick thighs and high cheekbones and I’m here for it all, honey! At the forefront of the body positivity movement, Ashley Graham is helping bring back voluptuousness, in all its glory, while talking about confidence and striving for the life you really want.
Which brings me to this lovely breath of fresh air:
Haven’t read it yet but I can’t imagine that it isn’t laugh-out-loud hilarious. I need some hilarity in my life at the moment.
I could also use some inner soul searching and that’s where this gem comes in.
I received this book as gift a couple of Christmases ago and started reading it immediately. Then, I promptly put it down because I wasn’t in the spiritual head space to take it on. I picked it up again a couple of weeks ago and the timing couldn’t be more perfect. In the spiritual tradition of Deepak Chopra and Wayne Dyer, Michael Singer has written an easily digestible and completely life transforming book. Get it now!
Last on my list is a perennial favorite of mine.
I was introduced to this book a little over a decade ago. My pages are yellowed and frayed but I still reference it when I’m looking for practical ways to up-level my life in small and not-so-small ways. It’s a real treasure.
Combining the spiritual with the physical through the practice of yoga and awareness of the breath, Just Breathe is a collection of insights that promote mental, emotional and physical wellness. I like it because it’s not just theory as it combines physical practices (yoga and yogic principles) with the more esoteric ideas on transformation.
What Are You Reading Right Now?
Are you a voracious reader or a dabbler? Do you prefer actual books or are you a Kindle lover? What titles are on your nightstand? On your wish list? I’m dying to know. Tell me!
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