June Reads

1. The American Heiress-I received this book in May’s book swap from the awesome Katherin. I could not put this book down and finished in about two days. It is about an American heiress who moves to Europe to seek out a husband and finally have the one thing that money can not buy, a title. There is tons of drama and scandal in between. The book is advertised as the antidote for anyone suffering from Downtown Abbey withdrawals. I have never seen Downtown Abbey, but now I am thinking I would really like it. The main character, Cora Cash, starts off as a spoiled heiress, but has some redeeming qualities in the end.


2. Light on Yoga-I have recently started a yoga teacher training course (more about that in a future post) and this was one of the recommended readings. I had already purchased it at the recommendations of the amazing Lisa. This book was a great, comprehensive overview of yoga and gave a plethora of information on a diverse range of poses. I know I will be going back to it more in the future, as a reference.


3. Somewhere Inside: One Sister’s Captivity in North Korea and the Other’s Fight to Bring her Home– I have been wanting to read this book for awhile. It was about Laura Ling’s captivity in North Korea, where she was sentenced to 12 years in a hard labor prison camp, for crossing the North Korean border. Lisa Ling, her sister, along with the rest of her family and political contacts, worked tirelessly to get her amnesty and brought home.

I could definitely relate to the bond between the sisters and know I would work just as hard if one of my sisters was in that position. I learned a lot about the North Korean political climate through this book, it was chilling and eye opening.


4.  The Lost Wife-I am not going to lie, I first became interested in this book because of the cover, it was beautiful and historically set, this definitely spiked my interest.

This book is about a young married couple who are separated during World War II. Without giving away too many spoilers, there are many trying times and heart wrenching moments, even amongst the ugliness of war, this is truly a beautiful story of the survival of love.


5. The Yoga Sutra of Pantanjali-This was another required reading for my yoga teacher training course. This was a translation by the Swami Pantanjali of the ancient sutras. This book was filled with wisdom overload. I could have easily meditated on each sutra for a long time and still not completely grasped it’s meaning. I found many useful things that I am immediately trying to incorporate into my life, but this will also be another reference tool I return to time and again.


Tell me what you read in June!

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