Let's Talk About Books Baby!

May
 (This picture is me with Rachel Brathen, famous yogini and now NY Times Bestselling author- I read her book in March, and was able to practice yoga with her on her whirl wind happiness world tour this spring!)

Books Bought:
Wanderlust: A Modern Yogi's Guide to Discovering Your Best Self By: Jeff Krasno
Midnight in Siberia: A Train Journey into the Heart of Russia By: David Greene (audible)
Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal By: Conor Grennan (audible)

Books Read:
 Spinster: Making a Life of One's Own By: Kate Bolick (audible)
The Year of No Mistakes: A Collection of Poetry By: Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz
 Midnight in Siberia: A Train Journey into the Heart of Russia By: David Greene (audible)
The Pilgrimage By: Paulo Coelho

 Ok... well to gear up for Wanderlust Festival, I was super stoked to see they had a book coming out!  It's a mammoth and I bought it and am taking my time with it, so look for a review later!

As for other books bought, I just used my two monthly credits on audible to download a coupe of books!

I finally wrapped up Spinster this month and I'm a little indifferent to it.  Sometimes I found it so interesting and found myself nodding along, like, "Yes. Yes. Yes!" and then other times I thought it was a huge snooze fest.  Also, perhaps because my own mind is so indecisive on the topic of womanly singlehood, I found I couldn't fully agree with her or disagree with her.  It just is what it is.  Some people are single and some people are not.  Some get married, some do not.  Must we over think everything?  Must we explain ourselves?  Can't we just be?

I also finished up another book of poetry this month.  I loved it!  These spoken word poets that write bloody publishing is putting out are AMAZE-balls!  I just love the ideas, the themes, the honesty.  What a craft!  This author Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz documented a year: a relationship, a move, etc.  I loved it!  Gives me ideas...

NPR's David Greene, how I adore you!  I love listening to your voice every morning on Morning Edition, so I knew this audiobook written and read by him would be great!  It was interesting in the sense that it was about Russia and I don't study or seek out information about Russia that often.  It makes me want to learn more.

Paulo Coelho, oh my.  I loved The Alchemist so much but I'm starting to wonder if that was a one hit wonder for me.  The guy is interesting, no doubt, and he explores the inner workings of humanity unquestionably.  But.... I don't know.  I feel like I'm kind of bored when reading his books lately.  I have a few more things of his on my list to read, so I'll keep at it.  He's Brazil's most notorious author for a reason, right?  I did like how The Pilgrimage shed a little more light on my obsession and love of the Way of St. James.

Well, June is in full swing... summer is on it's way!  Anyone looking forward to any new beach reads?  Let me know!