I love to read. Really. I love to read all kinds of things! Thrillers, romance, creative nonfiction and straight-up nonfiction.
I always find myself drawn to nonfiction the most, but I’m the kind of person who reads four or five books at once so it takes me FOREVER to finish just one. I have them scattered around my house and office for every time of day.
In the mornings I read my Bible study and something inspirational. Right now:
- Being Lutheran by A. Trevor Sutton: Our pastor recommended this book. Its an easy-to-read, relatable book full of quality material. Sutton covers history, doctrine, living faith and being Lutheran.
- Wanderlust: A Modern Yogi’s Guide to Discovering Your Best Self by Jeff Krasno: A birthday gift from my thoughtful roommate. It’s beautiful and would look wonderful on a coffee table, but it’s also full of great information and sequences for yogis. I read it while I’m finishing my coffee and find myself wanting to get up and try out the moves, even in my work clothes.
At work during breaks I read work-related books. Business, marketing, planning. Right now:
- Made to Stick by Chip Heath and Dan Heath: This book is fantastic. I’m constantly finding applications in real life, and my boyfriend, mom, coworkers and friends hear about it all. Engaging, funny and educational.
When I come home and throughout the evening I either read a fiction book or — wait for the real geek in me — a book on anatomy. Right now:
- Pilates Anatomy by Rael Isacowitz and Karen Clippinger: This covers the nuts and bolts, and I love learning about how my body moves throughout the day. It’s also helpful to keep the concepts in mind when I’m in my Pilates and yoga classes. I’m learning that some basic knowledge of anatomy is essential in a mind-body connection.
It can take me a long time to read just one of these books, but generally one will find its way to the top of my pile. I’ll bring that one with me wherever I go, and I will favor it over all of the others. Whoops.
Is it wrong? Inefficient? Unfocused? Maybe! But I like the flexibility it gives me. I like to have some Jesus, a little bit of emotional support and inspiration, a little business and a little body.
I’ll update you on which ones I finish and which ones I add to the list!
What are you reading right now? Do you like to read more than one book at a time? Do you have to finish every book you start?