What I’m reading right now

what i am reading

what i am reading

I’m getting ready to go on my annual summer holiday and as I seem to be incapable of just reading one book at a time I tend to attempt to squeeze in 10 books into my carry on – just in case I feel inspired to read them. In most cases I might only get to one. 😉

To be honest, I rarely actually read a book from cover to cover (with a few exceptions, especially audiobooks). My style of reading tends to be dipping in and out…. which is probably why my bedside table resembles something like a book tower and my bed often resembles a resting place for non-fiction and poetry. The books I love the most have love marks in the form of scribbles, water stains from adventures in the bath, and dog-eared pages emphasising a deep soul YES.

One of the most common questions I get is “what are you reading?” and so I’ve written a blog on exactly that! Here is what is on my bedside table right now…

 

1. Mary Magdalene Revealed by Meggan Watterson

Deep soul yes! This is a book whose time has come. I’ve been drinking it in fast. Meggan is a wonderful writer. I’ve been waiting for it to be ushered into the world since I first heard she was writing it. 

 

2. Love Poems from God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West by Daniel Ladinski

Hafez, Rumi and Kabir have my heart forever. 

 

3. Do Less: A Revolutionary Approach to Time and Energy Management for Busy Moms by Kate Northrup

An amazing book regardless of whether you are a mum or not (I recommend the audiobook).

 

4. Tantra Illuminated: The Philosophy, History, and Practice of a Timeless Tradition by Christopher Wallis

Christopher (Hareesh Wallis) was my Sanskrit scholar on my Kirtan training. I listen to the audiobook of this whopper. He is an incredible teacher, one for yoga teachers to explore as part of their study on Sanskrit and the deeper meaning of yoga.

 

5. A Course In Miracles by Helen Schucman

I’ve been a student for a couple of years, this year I’m doing the daily lesson as part of my daily practice.

 

5. I Heart My Life by Emily Williams

Haven’t started this one yet but hear good things!

 

6. If the Organs Could Speak by Olaf Koob

If you like You Can Heal Your Life, this one is a deep dive.

 

7. The First Forty Days: The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother by Harry N. Abrams

This is the only book I’ve been deeply guided to through my pregnancy.

 

8. The Healing Code of Nature: Discovering the New Science of Eco-Psychosomatics by Clemens G. Arvay

Such a fascinating read.

 

9. Ten Moons: The Inner Journey of Pregnancy, Preparation for Natural Birth by Jane Hardwicke Collings

My friend Lisa Lister gifted this to me, loving it so far.

 

10. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin Diangelo

So informative. Peggy Macintire’s white paper on white privilege is an incredible read too.

 

11. The Chalice and The Blade: Our History, Our Future by Riane Eisler

I’ve listened to the audiobook twice now. It explores the legacy of the peaceful, goddess-worshipping cultures from our prehistoric past.

 

12. The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate – Discoveries from A Secret World by Peter Wohlleben

Quite a dense, but so so fascinating. I recommend the audiobook.

 

13. The Mother’s Wisdom Deck: A 52-Card Inspiration Deck with Guidebook by Elizabeth Marglin and Niki Dewart

My friend Hollie Holden raved to me about this gorgeous deck. 

 

14. Anam Cara: Spiritual Wisdom from the Celtic World by John O’Donohue

I first read this in my early 20’s. After reading a passage from it at the ceremony of my friend Amy Kiberd’s wedding I’ve pulled it out again and am getting so much from it. It’s a great exploration of the soul in the Celtic tradition.