Summer… ahh travel, sunshine, picnics, beach, margaritas, mojitos, iced coffee and if you're anything like me...good books.
I'm a total personal growth junkie when it comes to reading and I get a lot of requests to share my favorite books - (which I totally plan to do in the future so stick around) but this week, I want to share what books are on my “to read & re-read” list this summer so that you can read along with me.
Check them out and let me know in the comments below the post if you plan to read along - also, find me and follow me on periscope @amykhall to catch live broadcasted book discussions all summer (!!!!) <- that's me being very excited about Periscope.
Summer Reading List 2016
1. Sacred Economics
by Charles Eisenstein; this book is absolutely first on my list and I plan to savor it. I mean s-a-v-o-r it.
If you're like me and you find yourself constantly questioning the evolution of our economy and you've found yourself calling money evil only to realize it's the meaning that people attach to it that makes it evil and then you wonder how we got here in the first place?!?! This may be a book for you.
I haven't had the joy of finishing this book just yet so I'll leave you with the description from Goodreads.com: “Sacred Economics traces the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, revealing how the money system has contributed to alienation, competition, and scarcity, destroyed community, and necessitated endless growth. Today, these trends have reached their extreme—but in the wake of their collapse, we may find great opportunity to transition to a more connected, ecological, and sustainable way of being.”
2. The Four Agreements
by Don Miguel Ruiz; this is an oldie but a goodie. I have a rule that when I hear the name of a book three times, I have to read it and this is the first time I've applied this concept to a re-read but the mention of this book has popped up on social media, in a podcast, and in another book I just finished so I am going back in. Spoiler alert:
1. Be Impeccable With Your Word
2. Don't Take Anything Personally
3. Don't Make Assumptions
4. Always Do Your Best
are the four agreements that you'll read about and the emphasis is on identifying and eliminating limiting beliefs. How perfect for anyone who's in the midst of a transition and let's just be honest, here. Who isn't?!
3. The Mindful Brain
by Dan Siegel; I'm really eager to dive even further into my mindfulness studies with this book. It's written by a psychiatrist and backed by tons of neuroscience research which I'm always uber fascinated with. Stay tuned to the blog for many more mindfulness posts following this read ;)
4. Rising Strong
by Brene Brown; she's a genius. Her research is genius and she's such a kind, vulnerable, compassionate human. I love when you can feel someone's personality in their writing. If you haven't yet been introduced to her, check out one of her uber inspiring TED TALKs, here -- and then read this book with me, no?
5. The Universe has your Back
by Gabrielle Bernstein - you can pre-order Gabby's newest book here. This has been a big universe year for me. I've been really focusing on letting go of my urge to control so many outcomes and just trusting in the universe so this book is coming at the perfect time. If you pre-order the book, you’ll get a free workshop (live in person or live streamed - your choice depending on location) and I'll be there. Let me know if you're coming. I'd love to see you there!
Let me know in the comments if any of these reads strike your interest and you plan to read along and don't forget to follow me on periscope - live book scopes and so much more are coming soon.
and as always, thank you so much for reading the blog.
Enjoy your summer reads!