This was another light reading month. I am having a hard time balancing out my work life with still fitting in time for all the things I like to do at home. I did a pretty decent job of fitting in yoga this month, but not as good with walking my dogs, making big meals or reading. I only managed to fit in the following three books:
1) The Fault in Our Stars. This was actually a re-read, but much needed. I was in a bit of a reading rut. I needed a break from yoga related books and The Game of Throne series, nothing in my to-read pile looked appealing, so I went for a past favorite.
I am sure you have heard previous raves about this book, and it is definitely deserving. It was just as good the second time around, and even though I knew what was coming, I still bawled my eyes out.
2) Wheels of Light. This book was loaned to me by one of my excellent yoga teachers and was an extremely comprehensive and informative overview of the chakras.
I learned so much from this book. I know the chakras can come across as something esoteric or new-agey, but this book really explained how they aligned scientifically and anatomically. I found the explanation of chakras to be pretty accurate to what I can see in myself, at times in my life when they were, and were not balanced, too open or closed.
3) Just in Case. This book was loaned to me by one of my students that I swap books with (I LOVE that part of my job.) The quote on the cover from The Times (London) is “A Modern Day Catcher in the Rye.” Naturally, I was interested.
It was about a fifteen year old boy who becomes obsessed with trying to escape fate. His mental health begins spiraling out of control, with interesting scenarios and characters along the way.
This book really held my interest. I read it over one weekend and it even gave me creepy dreams, one night. I was really interested to see how it was going to end, but it sort of feel flat and the ending was not what I expected. I still recommend the book, but I wish the momentum throughout it would have continues.