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Books I Read In 2013

I started off setting a new year resolution of reading 52 books and watching 52 DVDs at the start of 2013.

By the end of June, I realised I was going to read more than 52 books by the end of year (57 to be precise) and so decided to challenge myself by doubling the goal (104)! By end of September, I again hit my goal of 104 and decided to just keep going… not to prove any point, but because I love reading and I was doing it for ME. Therefore, you might realise as you scan through the below list that there are not a lot of work-related books (not sex), but more historial romance novels as well as books relating to spirituality. These are what I read for FUN!

In case you are curious, I did meet my 52 DVDs goal this year (by 30 July) but stopped watching DVDs altogether in favour of reading. I am sharing my book list because I figured it would be way more interesting/ benefical to you. In the video below, you will see me recommending 10 of the 151 books (as of 27 Dec) I have read so be sure to watch it!

I decided to sort them into five categories:

  • Fun (completely random books I picked up or the sort of thing I read to pass time);
  • Spirituality (what I am into it but actually also fun for me);
  • Work (not necessarily related to my field but along the lines of business e.g. marketing, customer service, productivity etc);
  • Sexuality (I have added this label so you know this book is primarily about sexuality);
  • Relationship (self explanatory)

For those interested, this is a complete list of the books I read in 2013.

  1. Jan 1 – 6: Make This Your Lucky Daynujood 195x300 Books I Read In 2013 (Fun)
  2. Jan 1 – 6: Marriage Shock. Review here (Relationship)
  3. Jan 7 – 13: I am Nujood. Review here (Sexuality)
  4. Jan 14 – 20: The Marriage Sabbatical. Review here (Relationship)
  5. Jan 14 – 20: One Mom’s Journey to Motherhood. Review here (Sexuality)
  6. Jan 14 – 20: The Chemistry Between Us (Sexuality)
  7. Jan 21 – 28: Simple Jack (Fun)
  8. Jan 21 – 28: I Don’t Want To Be Poor (Fun)
  9. Jan 21 – 28: Great Expatations (Fun)
  10. Jan 21 – 28: Fridays With Philip (Fun)
  11. Jan 21 – 28: GASPP (Sexuality)
  12. Jan 21 – 28: Me, A Tai Tai? (Fun)
  13. Feb 5 – 10: Kinda Hot: The Adventures of A Mad Chinaman (Fun)
  14. Feb 5 – 10: 88 Secrets (Work)
  15. Feb 25 – Mar 4: NLP for Rookies (Work)
  16. Mar 5 – 12: The Commuter Marriagemarriage shock 196x300 Books I Read In 2013 (Relationship)
  17. Mar 5 – 12: Traditional Marriage Customs in China (Fun)
  18. Mar 5 – 12: Sexually Speaking (Sexuality)
  19. Mar 5 – 12: The Silent Passage (Sexuality)
  20. April 10 – 13: If the Buddha Dated (Relationship)
  21. April 10 – 13: Love in the Time of Colic (Sexuality)
  22. April 10 – 13: Eco-Sex (Sexuality)
  23. April 10 – 13: Sexual Intelligence (Sexuality)
  24. April 16 – 19: Labor of Love (Sexuality)
  25. April 16 – 19: Dear Mrs Roosevelt(Fun)
  26. April 16 – 19: The Other Boleyn Girl (Fun)
  27. April 20 – 29: The Lady of the Rivers (Fun)
  28. April 20 – 29: The White Queen (Fun)
  29. April 20 – 29: The Red Queen (Fun)
  30. May 9: bOObs: A Guide to Your Girls (Sexuality)
  31. May 17: Make Difficult People Disappear (Work)
  32. May 18: Do It Well, Make It Fun (Work)The Marriage Sabbatical 194x300 Books I Read In 2013
  33. May 19: Rombois & Femmes (Sexuality)
  34. May 22: The Kingmaker’s Daughter (Fun)
  35. May 22: Sh*t My Dad Says (Fun)
  36. May 22: Insults Every Man Should Know (Fun)
  37. May 23: Self Leadership (Work)
  38. June 2: How To Have Better Orgasms (Sexuality)
  39. June 3: The Magdalen Manuscript (Spirituality)
  40. June 3: The Egyptian Book of Living & Dying (Spirituality)
  41. June 13: The Upside of Irrationality (Work)
  42. June 13: Five Star Billionaire (Fun)
  43. June 15: I Remember Nothing (Fun)
  44. June 16: The Top 100 Most Influential Women Of All Time (Work)
  45. June 16: Mao’s Last Dancer (Fun)
  46. June 19: My Point… And I do Have One (Fun)
  47. June 22: The Journey (Spirituality)
  48. June 22: Oh, The Places You’ll Go!24485 196x300 Books I Read In 2013 (Fun)
  49. June 22: Happiness: Unlocking The Mysteries of Psychological Wealth (Work)
  50. June 23: The Honest Truth About Dishonesty (Work)
  51. June 23: Passionate Enlightenment (Spirituality)
  52. June 24: I Will Survive (Sexuality)
  53. June 24: Mean Little Deaf Queer (Sexuality)
  54. June 26: Get Them To See It Your Way, Right Away (Work)
  55. June 28: Cut, Stapled and Mended (Sexuality)
  56. June 30: The World Book of Love (Relationship)
  57. June 30: The East, The West and Sex (Sexuality)
  58. July 1: No Mud, No Lotus (Sexuality)
  59. July 1: Are you a Jackie or a Marilyn? (Sexuality)
  60. July 1: Slide:ology (Work)
  61. July 1: Presentation Zen (Work)
  62. July 1: It Takes A Village (Fun)
  63. July 4: Spiritual Selling (Spiritality)
  64. July 5: Predictably Irrational (Work)
  65. July 5: Up Datingone moms journey Books I Read In 2013 (Relationship)
  66. July 5: The Happiness Project (Fun)
  67. July 5: Selling Luxury (Work)
  68. July 25: Open House (Fun)
  69. July 25: With Empty Hands (Fun)
  70. Aug 3: That’s Not What I Meant (Relationship)
  71. Aug: Mind Over Menopause (Sexuality)
  72. Aug 8: Archetypes (Work)
  73. Aug 8: Social Marketology (Work)
  74. Aug 8: Sex for Grown Ups. Review here (Sexuality)
  75. Aug 11: Dance for Your Daddy (Sexuality)
  76. Aug 11: Happier At Home (Fun)
  77. Aug 12: What’s Your Body Telling You (Sexuality)
  78. Aug 12: Power Money Fame Sex (Work)
  79. Aug 12: Beyond Bone Breaking1064192 640080859354071 173061919 o 193x300 Books I Read In 2013 (Fun)
  80. Aug 13: Jolene’s Story (Sexuality)
  81. Aug 14: The Sex-Starved Marriage (Sexuality)
  82. Aug 15: A Clean Breast. Review here (Sexuality)
  83. Aug 18: More than A Chat, Reach Family Service Centre (Work)
  84. Aug 22: Adultery – I Survived (Relationship)
  85. Aug 23: The Untethered Soul (Spirituality)
  86. Aug 25: Goodbye Gordon Gekko (Fun)
  87. Sept 2: The Relaxation Response (Work)
  88. Sept 3: Mindfulness in Plain English (Work)
  89. Sept 5: Introducing NLP (Work)
  90. Sept 12: The Blooming of a Lotus (Spirituality)
  91. Sept 13: Stop Calling Him Honey and Start Having Sex (Sexuality)
  92. Sept 16: No More Headaches (Sexuality)
  93. Sept 16: If I’m So Wonderful, Why Am I Still Single? (Relationship)
  94. Sept 16: Lipstick Jungle (Fun)
  95. Sept 17: Invisible Acts of Power (Spirituality)
  96. Sept 17: Dancing with the Belovedintrovertad 202x300 Books I Read In 2013 (Relationship)
  97. Sept 18: Now what? (Work)
  98. Sept 18: You can’t win a fight with your client (Fun)
  99. Sept 19: Spooky Tales (Fun)
  100. Sept 19: Elements of Style: A Novel (Fun)
  101. Sept 24: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (Fun)
  102. Sept 25: The Trendmaster’s Guide to Get a Jump on What Your Customer Wants Next (Work)
  103. Sept 26: Making Meaning (Work)
  104. Sept 26: Irresistable Business (Work)
  105. Sept 28: Healing The Past (Spirituality)
  106. Sept 28: For Women Only (Relationship)
  107. Sept 30: Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea (Fun)
  108. Oct 2: Put On Your Crown (Relationship)
  109. Oct 4: Love Karma (Relationship)
  110. Oct 4: Develop Your Assertiveness (Relationship)
  111. Oct 4: How to Sell at Margins Higher than Your Competitors (Work)
  112. Oct 10: For Men Onlytraits 194x300 Books I Read In 2013 (Relationship)
  113. Oct 14: Amulets, Talismans, Magical Jewelry (Fun)
  114. Oct 15: The Mammoth Book of Sex Scandals (Sexuality)
  115. Oct 16: One Fifth Avenue (Fun)
  116. Oct 18: Teaching on Love (Spirituality)
  117. Oct 18: The Story of Harry’s (Fun)
  118. Nov 1: Stopping Stress Before It Stops You (Work)
  119. Nov 2: The Novice (Spirituality)
  120. Nov 6: Why Talking Is Not Enough. Review here (Relationship)
  121. Nov 7: Brag (Work)
  122. Nov 9: The Constant Princess (Fun)
  123. Nov 10: Anything You Want (Work)
  124. Nov 11: The Renaissance Soul (Work)
  125. Nov 17: Lovers’ Yoga (Sexuality)
  126. Nov 18: Travel Yoga (Fun)
  127. Nov 18: Office Fengshui (Fun)
  128. Nov 19: How to Mess Up Your Lifestory of alec 187x300 Books I Read In 2013 (Fun)
  129. Nov 20: Every Day is Mother’s Day (Fun)
  130. Nov 21: Napoleon, His Wives and Women (Fun)
  131. Nov 21: UnMarketing (Work)
  132. Nov 24: The Story of Alec (Fun)
  133. Nov 24: All for Love (Fun)
  134. Nov 25: Start with Why (Work)
  135. Nov 26: The Everything Guide to Crowdfunding (Work)
  136. Nov 29: Uncertainty (Work)
  137. Nov 30: Office Yoga (Work)
  138. Nov 30: Fascinate (Work)
  139. Dec 2: Stand Up For Your Life (Relationship)
  140. Dec 8: The Introvert Advantage (Relationship)
  141. Dec 8: How to deliver a TED talk (Work)
  142. Dec 13: What’s My Pee Telling Me (Fun)
  143. Dec 13: 50 Tips to Help you De-Stress (Work)
  144. Dec 16: How One of You Can Bring The Two Of You Together (Relationship)
  145. Dec 17: Grow Rich! With Peace of Mind (Work)
  146. Dec 23: The 8 Essential Traits of Couples Who Thrive (Relationship)
  147. Dec 24: Influencer (Work)
  148. Dec 25: Makeovers at the Beauty Counter of Happiness (Fun)
  149. Dec 26: The Writer’s Quotation Book (Fun)
  150. Dec 27: The Essence of Japanese Style (Fun)
  151. Dec 27: Not Many Dead (Fun)
  152. Dec 28: Life After Bread

The tally: Fun = 51; Work = 40; Sexuality = 30; Spiritality = 11; Relationship = 10  –> 151 books

If you want to be strict about it, what is personal and work related can be collapsed into:

Personal (Fun + Spiritality) = 62 books

Work (Work + Sexuality + Relationship) = 89 books

Anyways I devour to keep reading what I am interested in, to enjoy the process – to not just read for the sake of reading – and keep learning, growing and developing myself professionally and personally.

Top 10 Recommended Books From My 2013

  1. The Untethered Soul
  2. The Story of Alec
  3. The Introvert Advantage
  4. Start with Why
  5. How One of Us Can Bring The Two of You Together
  6. The Sex-Starved Marriage
  7. For Women Only
  8. The 8 Essential Truths of Couples Who Thrive
  9. The Happiness project
  10. For Men Only

If you like to recommend that I read a book, or review yours, please drop me an email at drmarthalee@eroscoaching.com (I reserve the final decision.) 

Thanks for scrolling all the way down here! Have a great day ahead!

 

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