Books Read Lately

One of my goals for 2018 is to read 52 books. With 15 books completed in 3 months, I feel pretty confident that I’m headed in the right direction to meet my goal. I’ve had several people ask me what I’ve been reading so far so I thought I would hop in here today and share some of the books I’ve been reading so far this year.

Yoga Books

The first one, The Yamas & Niyamas was required reading as part of my yoga teacher training program. The other three were supplemental readings. The Lost Teachings of Yoga was an audiobook and quite interesting to listen to on my way to YTT on Sunday mornings. The Vedas to Vinyasa broke down the history of yoga in a way that was easier to understand. The final book, The Art and Business of Teaching Yoga was a pretty easy read and honestly a great read for aspiring yoga teachers, whether you are going to do this on the side or if you’re wanting to make more of a career from teaching yoga (or if you’re falling somewhere in between).

The Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice by Deborah Adele

The Lost Teachings of Yoga by Georg Feuerstein

From the Vedas to Vinyasa: An Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Yoga by Amy Vaughn

The Art and Business of Teaching Yoga: The Yoga Professional’s Guide to a Fulfilling Career by Amy Ippoliti and Taro Smith


As you may or may not know, I’m more of a non-fiction reader than a fiction reader though that doesn’t mean I won’t sit down with a good fiction story from time to time, it’s just less likely to happen. I haven’t read any fiction stories so far this year, but here’s some (not all) of the non-fiction and personal development books I’ve read.

Judgment Detox: Release the Beliefs That Hold You Back from Living A Better Life by Gabrielle Bernstein

The Wisdom of Sundays: Life-Changing Insights from Super Soul Conversations by Oprah Winfrey

You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary Chapman

When to Jump: If the Job You Have Isn’t the Life You Want by Mike Lewis and Sheryl Sandberg

Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin

What books have you read so far this year? Any that you would recommend? 


11 thoughts on “Books Read Lately”

  1. I had to read 5 Love Languages in college. It was so beneficial then because I did not realize that we all needed to shown/show love in so many different ways. There were five basic ways but there were many more when you broke the five ways down.

  2. Thanks for this awesome list and for the energy you share through your posts! I want to read like I used to and find myself lacking the focus needed to get through even one book. Seeing your goal is helpful, and I am going to make an effort today to spend some quiet time meditating, praying, and reading. I really need this today! Wishing you much happiness and a peaceful week! Kindest Regards, Mary from World of Writer Mom.

  3. What a great list of reads! I must be living under a rock, I hadn’t heard about Oprah’s book! I will have to check that out, she’s so inspiring!

  4. I love seeing what people reading. While I read more fiction than non-fic, I still really do love non-fiction. I read a book called The Productivity Project that you might like? Also, anything by Gretchen Rubin if you haven’t already.


  5. I’m usually reading non-fiction too, but recently needed some easier reads so I’ve been on a fiction streak lately. One that I HIGHLY recommend is Jodi Picoult’s Small Great Things. I think you would really enjoy it, if you feel like switching it up! If you’re at all like me, it’ll make you think and I also feel like you’re learning something (from the different perspectives) rather than just a purely entertaining story.

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