Books in My World This Month
Peace Family, I love reading. I don't know if it's the constant search for knowledge, or allowing my mind to be transported to somewhere else, but books make me happy.
I'm constantly floating between my kindle and physical books. I try to read a different chapter of a book each day. At most, I'll read a chapter from six different books per day. Most of the time, I'll have a few books that will really attract my focus and so I'll direct my attention there.
So here is a list of the books I'm rotating through this month for personal pleasure. A little disclaimer, these books are in no particular order. Also if it's an audiobook, I'll bold the title and make it purple.
- You Need A Budget by Jesse Mecham | So I am in the process of working on my finances. I know there are a few things I want to accomplish this year that I'm going to need some nice funds for. So I'm utilizing both the Kindle book and the audiobook to learn from this book and get myself ready.
- Miracle Morning for College Students by Hal Elrod and Natalie Janji | I'll admit that I'm not an early riser. I hate getting up in the morning. However, I am a morning student in school and my second job has me on mornings. Which means that I need to be at work by 6:30 in the morning. So I wanted to use the knowledge in this book to help me enjoy waking up in the morning.
- The Bhagavad Gita translated by Eknath Easwaran | I have never been quiet about my desire to find a spiritual home. I believe the last time I mentioned my spiritual endeavors, I was exploring Buddhism. I still am, I just decided to expand my search into Hinduism to see if it better helped me understand Buddhism.
- The Healing Self by Deepak Chopra M.D. and Rudolph E. Tanzi Ph.D. | I've been spending a lot of time in the car driving back and forth for work. So I've been listening to a few audiobooks. This one is pretty new, but I would summarize it as an intro into the Mind-Body-Spirit connection. So perfect for beginners into holistic living.
- What Are You Hungry For by Deepak Chopra | Here is another book by the amazing Deepak Chopra. This book is about losing weight without deprivation. It's all about using mindfullness as a way of learning what your body is saying to you and knowing why you are picking up that bag of Dorritos. I'm only a few chapters in, but I've already learned that I tend to eat out of boredom and not because I'm hungry. That's a good lesson to learn.
- Perfect Health by Deepak Chopra | My desire to learn about Ayurveda has returned. Perfect Health goes more in depth about ayurveda than some of the books that I was reading in the past. My goal is to combine what I am learning from the three books by Deepak Chopra to know why I am eating, and figure out what I should be putting into my body for it's benefit.
- Lifeblood by Gena Showalter | So not everything that I read is for a spiritual or health benefit. Some of the things I read are purely for fun. I finished the first book in this series a few months ago and waited until Amazon put the second book on sale. I think the first book started off a little slow, but once it picked up, I really enjoyed it. I highly recommend reading it if you believe in making the choices that allow you to shape your own future.
- The Complete Idiots Guide: Hinduism by Linda Johnsen | This book follow the same lines as me reading the Bhagavad Gita. I want to learn about Hinduism and the idiots guide seemed like a good place to start.
- The Woman Who Rides Like a Man by Tamora Pierce | I have a few authors that I absolutely love and rotate through at least once a year, and Tamora Pierce is one of them. I read at least one of her series in a year. A lot of them are connected to each other in some way. I read this series a few times in middle school and in high school and now I'm reading it again.
I'll leave an update about some of these books in next months post. Until next time,