I’m not really into setting new years ‘resolutions’ or the whole ‘new year new me’. As a life coach, yogini and spiritual devotee self development is an important part of my daily life and therefor i constantly revisit / reevaluate & make changes to my current habits and goals throughout the year wherever i see fit and would encourage others to do the same.
I do however love to set ‘things i would like to do’ for the coming year, set intentions or set myself some goals.
For 2019 i decided that i would like to read more books. When i was younger i would read constantly, my parents would often come up to my bedroom to check on me and i would just be lying there reading for 12 hours straight enchanted by the stories and depth of my favourite books. The past few years i have found myself reading less and less with the excuse of being too busy or having more important priorities. So I decided in 2019 to read at least 2 books per month.
I ended up reading 32 books in total so managed to read more than my target. The books i chose were a real mixture of novels, science, spiritual, knowledge & learning and i feel like I gained so much from reading again. I really fell back in love with reading and i know that i don’t even have to set that as a goal again for 2020 as it has now become such an important part of my routine taking the time to read that i will continue to read just as much in 2020 and after.
I thought it would be nice to share the books i read as they all were so important to me in one way or another i want to spread the word !
I have scored the books with a rating out of 10, of course this is just my personal opinion and is based on my own preferences, how much i enjoyed the book & how much i gained from it.
Sapiens – Yuvah Noal Harari – 8/10
The Four Agreements – Don Miguel Ruiz – 8/10
Siddhartha – Herman Hesse – 8/10
A Guide to your Chakras – Anodea Judith – 6/10
The Mastery of Love – Don Miguel Ruiz – 8/10
Tantra – Shashi Solluna – 6/10
Why we Sleep – Matthew Walker – 10/10
You are the Placebo – Joe Dispenza – 10/10
The 49th Mystic – Ted Dekker – 10/10
Inner Engineering, A Yogi’s Guide to Joy – Sadhguru – 7/10
Rise of the Mystics – Ted Dekker – 9/10
Waking Up – Sam Harris – 8/10
The Bhagavad Gita – Eknath Easwaran – 10/10
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – John Boyne – 8/10
Own Your Day Own Your Life – Aubrey Marcus – 7/10
Cant Hurt Me – David Goggins – 10/10
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine – Gail Honeyman – 6/10
Red Dragon – Thomas Harris – 7/10
21 lessons for the 21st century – Yuval Noah Harari – 6/10
Accelerated Learning – Dale Clear – 7/10
Travelers in the Third Reich – Julia Boyd – 7/10
Coaching for Performance – Sir John Whitmore – 8/10
Co-active Coaching – Fourth Edition – 6/10
The Silence of the Lambs – Thomas Harris – 8/10
American Sniper – Chris Kyle – 7/10
The Forgotten Way Meditations – Ted Dekker – 5/10
8 Limbs of Yoga – Yogani – 6/10
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali – Patanjali – 9/10
The Untethered Soul – Michael Singer – 7/10
Be Here Now – Ram Dass – 10/10
The Yamas & Niyamas – Deborah Adele 9/10
Walking Each Other Home – Ram Dass & Mirabai Bush – 9/10
Autobiography of a Yogi – Paramahansa Yogananda – 10/10