Wow. What a summer of reading.
Reading has always been an escape for me, but that was definitely true this summer when I read in any spare moment as a form of distraction and as a comfort during difficult times.
You can see all the books I’ve read on my Goodreads Challenge page if you want to take a look and see if any might be a fit for your to-read pile.
Altogether, I read 31 books over the summer. Here they are broken out into some rough categories:
I’m still in the midst of my yoga training, so several of these were tied to that, but I especially enjoyed diving into “The Work” process described by Byron Katie.
- The Yamas & Niyamas by Deborah Adele
- Inside the Yoga Sutras by Jaganath Carrera
- A Path with Heart by Jack Kornfield
- Loving What Is by Byron Katie
- Do Open by David Hieatt
- Do Fly by Gavin Strange
- Do Purpose by David Hieatt
- Do Disrupt by Mark Shayler
My self-care reading focused a lot on slowing down, solitude practices, and how to deal with uncertainty in the midst of lots of change.
- Pause by Rachael O-Meara
- Do Breathe by Michael Townsend Williams
- Why We Get Fat by Gary Taubes
- Comfortable with Uncertainty by Pema Chodron
- Do Pause by Robert Poynton
- The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel
Mysteries are my favorite genre, so I was happy to make progress in several of my favorite series over the summer.
- The Janes by Louisa Luna
- The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben
- If She Wakes by Michael Koryta
- A Conspiracy of Bones by Kathy Reichs
- Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman
- Long Range by C.J. Box
- Hid From Our Eyes by Julia Spencer-Fleming
- Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
- The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson
- The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson
- Force of Nature by Jane Harper
- A Place of Hiding by Elizabeth George
- With No One as Witness by Elizabeth George
I also was able to squeeze in some general fiction reading and I can highly recommend Dear Edward and The Testaments as two of my favorite reads of the year so far.
- Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano
- At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon
- Under the Christmas Tree by Robyn Carr
- The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
What did you read over the last several months? What’s on your to-read stack before the end of 2020?