When you spend two hours a day commuting to and from work on public transportation, you have plenty of time to read, which means you go through plenty of books while you're at it. Here's what I've been reading.
Namaslay - Candace Moore
Candace Moore - the creater of YogabyCandace - has been an incredible inspiration to me for a long time. After following her yoga videos and her blog for over a year, Candace announced that she was working on a book (that I promptly pre-ordered as soon as it was available). While I've taken some time to peruse it before, I had never really sat down and really read it.
That's just what I did the other day. I spent an entire Sunday flipping through cover to cover and am happy to say that it was absolutely amazing. Combining practical life advice, raw personal stories, and in-depth yoga education, this book is a must-have for yogis (and those interested in yoga) everywhere.
Looking for Alaska - John Green
I assume I don't have to tell you about John Green novels, although this one still has yet to be adapted to a movie (although I'm fairly certain that someone bought the rights to that ages ago....WYA producers?!). I decided, after plunging head first into Namaslay, that I wanted to sit back and read something familiar. And raw. A real tear-jerker. (hey, sometimes you just need a good cry)
I took a couple days to finish this bad boy and enjoyed it as much as I always do. On the off chance that you haven't had a chance to read it yet, you should definitely pick it up. Along with a travel pack of tissues.
Of Fire and Stars - Audrey Coulthurst
I first discovered this book when it was included in the monthly subscription service OwlCrate (which I gladly subscribe to whenever I have the spare funds). The book is incredibly progressive; taking place in a world where gender does not determine professional abilities or romantic associations, following a princess as she battles her magical powers and her romantic inclinations towards her betrothed's older sister.
Incredibly written, with the prettiest cover you'll see this year, this book is a great addition to any shelf.
adulting - kelly williams brown
What I love most about Kelly's book is her attention to important literary details. Like humor. And quick wit. And just being an overall funny as hell lady. With plenty of practical tips covering everything from romance to keeping house, this woman knows her stuff. And teaches it well.
A book that I've read a couple times over now, this is next on my list of books to tackle (again). I love rereading this book because every time I reread it I can sort of measure the progress I've made in different areas of my life. 10/10
Once Upon A Dream - liz braswell
I haven't had the pleasure of reading this one yet, but it was a gift from one of my dearest loves, Kaiya, who is forever adding joy to my life. I'm excited to finally dive in and see what Liz's book has to offer!
I'm always looking for new books to buy and - eventually - read, so if you have any suggestions please comment them down below and I'll check them out ASAP! ♥