Books I Read In 2014

Posted On: January 30, 2014

I read 152 books in 2013 and decided to challenge my love for books, as well as learning, development and growth by setting a higher goal for 2014. In 2014, I planned to read at least 200 books and achieved it!

In the video below, you will see me recommending 10 of the 202 books I have read so be sure to watch it!

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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 have read in 2014 so far:

  1. Jan 1 – The Manual (Relationship)The Artist's Way
  2. Jan 1 – The Progress Principle (Work)
  3. Jan 1 – Cracked (Work)
  4. Jan 2 – Gulp (Fun)
  5. Jan 2 – Secrets of Gorgeous (Fun)
  6. Jan 2 – In the Frame (Fun)
  7. Jan 2 – My Daughter, My Friend (Fun)
  8. Jan 2 – Love You Forever (Fun)
  9. Jan 2 – The Nine Crying Dolls (Fun)
  10. Jan 2 – Blue and White Japan (Fun)
  11. Jan 3 – The Little Dictionary of Fashion (Fun){144B0AFB-3F3A-40DA-9E3E-1639F57112F0}Img100
  12. Jan 3 – If We’re So In Love, Why Aren’t We Happy? (Relationship)
  13. Jan 3 – Japanese Detail. Architecture (Fun)
  14. Jan 3 – Sixties Style (Fun)
  15. Jan 3 – Tales of Old Shanghai (Fun)
  16. Jan 3 – The Prophet (Spirituality)
  17. Jan 4 – Digestion (Work)
  18. Jan 4 – You Blink Twelve Times A Minute (Work)
  19. Jan 4 – Your Skin Weighs More Than Your Brain (Work)
  20. Jan 4 – The Exciting Endocrine System (Work)
  21. Jan 4 – Experience Shopping (Fun)
  22. Jan 5 – Floral Franges (Fun)Paperback
  23. Jan 5 – Qi! Chinese Secrets of Health, Beauty & Vitality (Work)
  24. Jan 5 – A Courtesan’s Guide to Getting Your Man (Fun)
  25. Jan 6 – Gateway to Perankan Culture (Fun)
  26. Jan 6 – Living a Beautiful Life (Fun)
  27. Jan 6 – Bringing Home the Birkin (Fun)
  28. Jan 6 – Sark’s Journal and Play! Book (Fun)
  29. Jan 6 – Some Country Houses and Their Owners (Fun)
  30. Jan 13 – Grow Younger, Live Longer (Sexuality)
  31. Jan 13 – Unthinking (Work)
  32. Jan 13 – Simply Radiant (Sexuality)rory-210x300
  33. Jan 20 – Content Rich (Work)
  34. Jan 21 – The Love Diet (Sexuality)
  35. Jan 21 – Body: Bones, Muscle, Blood and Other Body Party (Work)
  36. Jan 21 – 1001 Ways to Empowerment (Spirituality)
  37. Jan 22 – 365 Ways to Reduce Stress (Work)
  38. Jan 23 – Eat That Frog! (Work)
  39. Jan 23 – Secrets of Gorgeous (Sexuality)
  40. Jan 23 – Body by John Farnton (Work)
  41. Jan 23 – You and Your Body (Work)
  42. Jan 23 – Why You Shouldn’t Eat Your Boogers (Work)Women Who Run With Wolves
  43. Jan 24 – Likeable Social Media (Work)
  44. Jan 24 – Ctrl-Alt-Delete (Work)
  45. Feb 2 – The Art of Money (Fun)
  46. Feb 3 – The $100 Startup (Work)
  47. Feb 3 – Drive (Work)
  48. Feb 3 – Conscious Dating (Relationship) *
  49. Feb 9 – Not Your Mother’s Rules (Work)
  50. Feb 10 – The Values Factor (Work)
  51. Feb 10 – The Charge (Work) *
  52. Feb 10 – WomanCode (Sexuality) *
  53. Feb 10 – To Sell is Human (Work)the desire map
  54. Feb 11 – Love Miscellany (Fun)
  55. Feb 15 – Geeky-Girly Innovation (Fun)
  56. Feb 15 – Money: A Love Story (Work)
  57. Feb 17 – Casanova (Fun)
  58. Feb 17 – Happy, Healthy & Sexy (Sexuality)
  59. Feb 17 – The Men’s Health Diet (Sexuality)
  60. Feb 17 – Zilch (Work)
  61. Feb 24 – The Big Moo (Work)
  62. Mar 17 – The Artist’s Way (Work) *
  63. Mar 30 – Style Statement (Work)the magic
  64. Mar 31 – How the Paper Fish Learned to Swim (Work)
  65. April 1 – The Adweek Copywriting Handbook (Work)
  66. April 1: The Desire Map (Work) *
  67. April 2: The Art of Birth (Sexuality)
  68. April 3: The Red Tent (Work)
  69. April 4: Powerful and Feminine (Sexuality)
  70. April 5: The Now Effect (Work)
  71. April 5: The Mindfulness Revolution (Work)
  72. April 9: Spiritual Partnership (Relationship)
  73. April 9: Women Who Run With Wolves (Work) *
  74. April 28: How to Heal Toxic Thoughts (Spirituality)
  75. April 28: Medicine for the Earth (Spirituality)bursting loose
  76. April 29: Mastering the Rockefeller Habits (Work)
  77. April 30: Gamestorming (Work)
  78. May 1: The Lean Startup (Work)
  79. May 2: The Ultimate Sales Machine (Work)
  80. May 2: Pitch Anything (Work)
  81. May 3: Work the System (Work)
  82. May 4: After the Ecstasy, The Laundry (Spirituality)
  83. May 9: It’s Easy Being Green (Work)
  84. May 10: The Language of Love (Work)
  85. May 10: The Ropes: Girls Have Rules, Women Know the Ropes (Work)
  86. May 11: Insecure At Last (Fun)
  87. May 14: Sugar in My Bowl: Real Women Write About Real Sex (Sexuality)egnw
  88. May 15: And the rest is history : the famous (and infamous) first meetings of the world’s most passionate couples (Fun)
  89. May 15: The Female Thing: Dirt, envy, sex, vulnerability (Work)
  90. May 16: Dealing with Dragons (Fun)
  91. May 16: Difficult mothers: Understanding and Overcoming their Power (Work)
  92. May 16: Sex, Meaning, and the Menopause (Sexuality)
  93. May 17: Click: When we Knew We Were Feminists (Fun)
  94. May 18: There’s no such thing as a dragon (Fun)
  95. May 18: Ella Enchanted (Fun)
  96. May 18: Women on Top (Work)
  97. May 19: My Horizontal Life (Fun)
  98. May 20: The First 20 Hours (Work)wild feminine
  99. May 22: Shades of Green: A (Mostly) Practical A-Z for the Reluctant Environmentalist (Work)
  100. May 26: Train Your Brain To Get Rich (Work)
  101. May 27: What Queen Esther Knew (Fun)
  102. May 27: The As If Principle (Work)
  103. May 28: Add More Ing to Your Life (Spirituality)
  104. May 28: The Dark Side of Light Chasers (Spirituality)
  105. June 8: Money Magic (Work) *
  106. June 8: Serendipitously Rich (Work)
  107. June 8: Coach Yourself to Wealth (Work)
  108. June 9: Outsource Smart (Work)
  109. June 15: Tribal Leadership (Work)dying to be me
  110. June 15: Lead (Work)
  111. June 17: Smarter Branding Without Breaking the Bank (Work)
  112. June 19: Pleasure Healing (Sexuality)
  113. June 20: Transformational Leaders (Fun)
  114. June 25: Train your brain to get rich (Work)
  115. June 26: Bursting Loose from the Money Game (Work)
  116. June 27: Energy Medicine for Women (Sexuality)
  117. July 2: The Ultimate Happiness Prescription: 7 Keys to Joy and Enlightenment (Spirituality)
  118. July 3: A Thousand Splendid Suns (Fun)
  119. July 4: Eve: Memoirs of an International Sex Worker (Sexuality)
  120. July 5: The Absolute Truth about Tantric Sex by Ian Oshlack (Sexuality)why men earn more
  121. July 6: The Orgasmic Diet (Sexuality)
  122. July 7: One Million Mandalas (Spirituality)
  123. July 7: Attracting Genuine Love (Sexuality)
  124. July 10: Repetition : past lives, life, and rebirth (Spirituality)
  125. July 26: The Laptop Millionaire (Work)
  126. July 27: Dying to be me (Spirituality)
  127. July 28: Green for Life (Fun)
  128. 1 Aug: Positive Energy (Spirituality)
  129. 2 Aug: Intuitive Healing (Spirituality)
  130. 3 Aug: I’m not in the mood (Sexuality)
  131. 4 Aug: Inside Her Pretty Little Head. Review here. (Work)
  132. 18 Aug: Take the Stairs. My blog post mentioning the book. (Work)daring greatly
  133. 26 Aug: Female Urinary & Pelvic Diseases by Dr Siow Woei Yun (Sexuality)
  134. 7 Sept: I wish I’d known that earlier in my career : the power of positive workplace politics (Work)
  135. 8 Sept: Prakriti: Your Ayurvedic Constitution (Work)
  136. 8 Sept: Servants of the Dynasty: Palace Women in World History (Work)
  137. 9 Sept: Science of Being and Art of Living: Transcendental Meditation (Spirituality)
  138. 13 Sept: I wish I’d known that earlier in my career : the power of positive workplace politics (Work)
  139. 14 Sept: Sexier (Younger) You (Sexuality)
  140. 16 Sept: The Power of Noticing (Work)
  141. 17 Sept: The Rise of Superman (Work)
  142. 19 Sept: Indispensable (Work)wonder woman
  143. 20 Sept: Wild Feminine (Sexuality)
  144. 2 Oct: Through Time Into Healing (Spirituality)
  145. 2 Oct: The Lady Boss (Work)
  146. 3 Oct: And Then One Morning (Fun)
  147. 11 Oct: Hard Times Require Furious Dancing (Fun)
  148. 11 Oct: The Leader’s Guide to Speaking with Presence (Work)
  149. 12 Oct: Do the Work (Work)
  150. 16 Oct: Authentic Leadership (Work)
  151. 18 Oct: Defining Moments (Work)
  152. 19 Oct: How to Become CEO (Work)
  153. 1 Nov: The Charisma Myth (Work)
  154. 2 Nov: Temptations in the Office (Work)red tent
  155. 3 Nov: 60 Tips Fertility (Sexuality)
  156. 4 Nov: Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth (Sexuality)
  157. 5 Nov: Ex-Gay No Way (Sexuality) *
  158. 5 Nov: Sex and the Citadel (Sexuality)
  159. 7 Nov: My New Gender Workbook (Sexuality)
  160. 8 Nov: Sex and the Citadel (Sexuality)
  161. 8 Nov: The Joy Diet (Spirituality)
  162. 9 Nov: Women on a Wobble (Sexuality)
  163. 9 Nov: Slow Love (Sexuality)
  164. 9 Nov: The Magic (Spirituality) *
  165. 9 Nov: 365 Ways to Live the Law of Attraction (Spirituality)
  166. 9 Nov: The One-Minute Manager (Work)
  167. 13 Nov: 365 ways to live the law of attraction (Spirituality)charge
  168. 13 Nov: To Baby With Love (Sexuality)
  169. 14 Nov: Lost and Found (Sexuality)
  170. 14 Nov: Miracles, Momentum & Manifestation (Spirituality)
  171. 15 Nov: Daring Greatly (Work)
  172. 16 Nov: Just Who Will You Be? (Spirituality)
  173. 16 Nov: Wit’s End (Fun)
  174. 16 Nov: i Can Connect (Work)
  175. 19 Nov: WTF! Candid Conversations About Sex (Sexuality)
  176. 20 Nov: Model A Memoir (Fun)
  177. 29 Nov: Fanny Hill (Sexuality)
  178. 30 Nov: The Seven Daugters of Eve (Fun)
  179. 8 Dec: Secrets for Success and Happiness (Fun)conscious dating
  180. 9 Dec: Find Your Rhythm (Fun)
  181. 10 Dec: Gerontological Counselling: An Introductory Handbook (Work)
  182. 12 Dec: The Power of Female Friendship (Relationship)
  183. 13 Dec: Why Men Earn More (Work)
  184. 13 Dec: The Laws of Money (Spirituality)
  185. 13 Dec: Psych Yourself Rich (Spirituality)
  186. 13 Dec: The Velvet Rage (Sexuality)
  187. 14 Dec: Dam-Burts of Dreams (Fun)
  188. 15 Dec: The Secret History of Wonder Woman (Fun)
  189. 15 Dec: The Lucifer Effect (Work)
  190. 16 Dec: The 21-Day Consciousness Cleanse (Spirituality)
  191. 18 Dec: Why Men Are The Way They Are (Relationship)obama
  192. 19 Dec: Making Babies (Sexuality)
  193. 20 Dec: Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui (Fun)
  194. 21 Dec: My Planet (Fun)
  195. 21 Dec: Presence (Work)
  196. 21 Dec: Everyday Grace (Spirituality)
  197. 22 Dec: Say It Like Obama (Work)
  198. 23 Dec: Steering by Starlight (Spirituality)
  199. 24 Dec: Traveling at the Speed of Love (Spirituality)
  200. 26 Dec: Mind Over Medicine (Spirituality)
  201. 26 Dec: Hero (Spirituality)
  202. 27 Dec: How to Become a Scandal (Fun)

You may note that there are several books which I seem to have finished reading in one day. In reality, I am often reading several books at any one time and the date listed is the date I complete reading (which usually are when I have long stretches of time to read on my off days), not the day I started on a book.

The tally: Fun = 46; Work = 87; Sexuality = 34; Spiritality = 29; Relationship = 6  –> 202 books

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

Personal (Fun + Spiritality) = 75 books

Work (Work + Sexuality + Relationship) = 127 books

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 2014

  1. The Charge
  2. The Magic
  3. Conscious Dating
  4. The Artist’s Way
  5. The Desire Map
  6. Money Magic
  7. WomanCode
  8. Women Who Run With Wolves
  9. Wild Feminine
  10. Ex-Gay No Way

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

 

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