In 2012, I started creating a list of all the books (and audio Cd's) I've read with a short summary. Looking back at that journey is amazing, especially looking at how each book often lead into the next and falling into my life at just the right time.
For 2013, I've re-done how I do the summaries a bit, making them more personal. I'll try to update the list every time I finish another book. Hopefully you will find one to read! Also, I love getting recommendations from friends, so please feel free to make suggestions in the comment box of any book that has inspired you.
Favorites: Think, The Happiness Project, Half the Sky, Becoming Odyssa
Favorites: Making Kind Choices, UNLIMITED, Called Again, I am Malala,
A Return to Love, & Beautiful Girls
2014 Reading List: http://rachelnypaver.blogspot.com/2015/01/2014-adventure-reading-list.html
2015 Reading List: http://rachelnypaver.blogspot.com/2016/02/2015-reading-list.html
My Reading List-2017
Thru Hiking Will Break Your Heart- Carrot Quinn - While Becoming Odyessa and Wild are still my favorite, I still think most hikers will love this book. It doesn't include much of a backstory like the other two and is more of a day to day blog.
Spark- One of the new, leading books that talks about how exercise can improve brain health and development. It looks at both new, innovative exercise programs in schools as well as the mental health side of things. Unfortunately, I couldn't get through the science stuff while also reading textbooks so didn't finish this one.
Pussy: A Reclamation- Obviously, this book couldnt have come out at a better time. And for a catholic-school girl with very little sex-education, I found the first half of the book fun and insightful. However, she lost me by the second half (too much for trail girl who feels the most beautiful when covered in dirt) and I didn't finish reading.
The Desire Map- Danielle LaPorte -If goal setting isn't your thing but you still have aspirations you need help with, this is a great guide that focus on your desired FEELING rather than outcome.
The Law of Diving Compensation- Marianne Williamson
Tears to Triumph: The Spiritual Journey from Suffering to Enlightenment -Marianne Williamson
Marianne takes a look at suffering in the forms of depression, trauma, grief, etc and explains that when we try to bypass this suffering, we are missing an opportunity for growth. She also mentions the "separate self" which enhances our suffering when we loose our connection with Mother Nature and all of our human brothers and sisters.
Unbound- Steph Jagger (super awesome read)
My Reading List- 2016
Proteinaholic- Garth Davis M.D.
No Drama Discipline- Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne
Chronicles of Narnia
One Step Beyond - Malcom Law
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle- Barbara Kingsolver
Okay, from here, I totally spaced out and stopped keeping a reading list. So instead of trying to recount all of them, I'll give you my top 3 reads of the year (in no particular order):
A Girl in the Woods- Aspen Matis
Love Warrior- Glennon Melton Doyle
On the Wings of Mercury- Lorraine Moller