Sunday, January 14, 2018

reading is to the mind
what exercise is to the body
and what meditation is to the soul
we become
the books we read

A year in books ...

When I was about 6 years old, I sat in my bedroom and time traveled to a far away place.

Okay, maybe not actually time travelled. But I will never forget that day.
That morning I picked up "Charlotte's Web", and life was never the same. Reading that book, my imagination ran wild. I felt like I was in a movie, living the story for myself. I laughed, and most memorable, I cried. The power that book had on me was striking - for a moment in time I was lost in another world, and I loved every second of it.
I used to get in trouble for reading too much. For being in my room all day when I should be outside. I can remember the many book series I fell in love with as a preteen that kept me hooked for days on end.
To this day, I still feel this way about a book. It's like a mini vacation to someplace interesting and new. I may not have days, or even hours, to spend reading, but the bit of time I do have is so special to me.

This year, I've decided to read a book a month. 12 months, 12 books, 12 adventures.
My taste in reading has changed some, but the escape is still there.
1 book a month is definitely doable for me, even at just 10-15 minutes per day. We'll see how I make out - some of these reads are a bit heavier than others. I'd love to get some others in if I manage to finish one off quickly. Here's my list (one that I may or may not change over the year), along with links in case you'd like to read along.*

Have any must reads for me? Let me know in a comment below!
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1. The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

2. UnF*ck Yourself by Gary John Bishop
(not a good read if you're opposed to some strong language)

3. The Universe Has Your Back by Gabrielle Bernstein

4. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

5. A Feminist Manifesto by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
strategically to be read during May (my first daughters 4th birthday, Mother's Day, and my 29th birthday)

6. You Are A Badass At Making Money by Jen Sincero
(recommend you read the original, "You Are A Badass" first!)

7. An oldie but Goodie - Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

8. Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

9. Unshakeable by Tony Robbins

10.   A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise by Sandra Allen

11.  The End We Start From by Megan Hunter

12. A Course In Miracles

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