Books I read in 2017

Posted On: January 5, 2017

I had set the goal of reading 150 books in 2013, and 200 in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

I ended up reading 152 books in 2013, 202 in 2014, 168 in 2015, and 110 in 2016. Though I fell short of reading 200 books in 2016, I intend to read at least 100 books (halved from last year) this year!

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In the meantime, check out the list of books I read in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 here.

As per previous years, I’m sorting 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 2016 so far:

  1. Jan 2 – Sex Tips That Take You Over the Top (Sexuality)
  2. Jan 2 – Pocket Supersex by Cox, Tracey (Sexuality)
  3. Jan 2 – After Miscarriage: Medical Facts and Emotional Support for Pregnancy Loss (Sexuality)
  4. Jan 3 – The first liberation: Freedom from like and dislike (The Sherborne theme talks series) (Spirituality)
  5. Jan 3 – Indigo Adults: Understanding Who You Are and What You Can Become (Spirituality)
  6. Jan 4 – Tattered and Mended: The Art of Healing the Wounded Soul (Work)
  7. Jan 4 – Journey Toward the Heart: Discourses on the Sufi Way (Spirituality)
  8. Jan 4 – Pryor Convictions: And Other Life Sentences (Spirituality)
  9. Jan 5 – Wabi Sabi: Timeless Wisdom for a Stress-Free Life (Spirituality)
  10. Jan 6 –  Adventures for Your Soul: 21 Ways to Transform Your Habits and Reach Your Full Potential (Spirituality)
  11. Jan 7 – AWAKE and Alive (Fun)
  12. Jan 7 – At Home: From Pot to Pot (Fun)
  13. Jan 7 – The Sexual State of the Union (Sexuality)
  14. Jan 7 – Saving Safa: Rescuing a Little Girl from FGM (Sexuality)
  15. Jan 8 – Issues and Ethics in the Helping Professions, Updated with 2014 ACA Codes 9th Edition (Work)
  16. Feb 19 – Between the Sheets (Fun)
  17. Feb 20 – The Personal Shopper (Fun)
  18. Feb 21 – Modern-Day Miracles: Miraculous Moments and Extraordinary Stories from People All Over the World Whose Lives Have Been Touched by Louise L. Hay (Spirituality)
  19. Feb 22 – When the Body Says No: Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection (Spirituality)
  20. Feb 28 – An Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: Skills and Applications 3rd Edition (Work)
  21. Mar 2: The Great Book of Tea (Fun)
  22. Mar 3: The Best Teacher in You: How to Accelerate Learning and Change Lives (Work)
  23. Mar 4: Your Survival Instinct Is Killing You: Retrain Your Brain to Conquer Fear and Build Resilience (Work)
  24. Mar 5: Breast Cancer Clear & Simple, Second edition: All Your Questions Answered (Clear & Simple: All Your Questions Answered series) (Sexuality)
  25. Mar 6: The Lazy Teacher’s Handbook: How Your Students Learn More When You Teach Less (Work)
  26. Mar 7: Laughing and Learning: An Alternative to Shut Up and Listen (Work)
  27. Mar 8: Teacherpreneurs: Innovative Teachers Who Lead But Don’t Leave (Work)
  28. Mar 9: Face It: What Women Really Feel as Their Looks Change and What to Do about It (Sexuality)
  29. Mar 9: Essential Tai Ji (Fun)
  30. June 15: Gorgeously Green (Fun)
  31. June 16: Of Warriors, Lovers and Prophets (Fun)
  32. June 17: Be Your Spirit. (Spirituality) Book review here.
  33. June 23: Ask: Building Consent Culture (Sexuality) Book review here.
  34. June 29: Thriving in Sex Work: Heartfelt Advice for Staying Sane in the Sex Industry (Sexuality) * Book review here.
  35. July 4: The Explorer’s Guide to Planet Orgasm by Annie Sprinkle (Sexuality) * Book review here.
  36. July 5: I Believe You (Sexuality). Book review here.
  37. July 7: Enlightened Entrepreneurship (Work). Book review here.
  38. July 18: Awaken the Giant Within (Work)
  39. July 24: The Ultimate Guide to Male Sexual Health (Sexuality) *
  40. Aug 3: Jewel in the Lotus (Sexuality) *
  41. Aug 9: The Essence of Tantric Sexuality (Sexuality)
  42. Aug 11: The Commitment Dialogues (Relationship)
  43. Aug 13: Synchro Destiny (Spirituality)
  44. Aug 15: The Athena Doctrine (Sexuality)
  45. Aug 17: The Mind: Leading Scientists Explore the Brain, Memory, Personality, and Happiness (Work)
  46. Aug 18: Teach Yourself How To Think (Work)
  47. Aug 19: Eco-Sex: Go Green Between the Sheets and Make Your Love Life Sustainable (Sexuality)
  48. Sept 1: Hot Sex: Over 200 Things You Can Try Tonight! (Sexuality)
  49. Sept 4: Essential Research Findings in Counselling and Psychotherapy: The Facts are Friendly (Work)
  50. Sept 7: Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul (Work)
  51. Sept 10: Touching: The Human Significance of the Skin (Sexuality)
  52. Sept 15: The Sex Inspectors Master Class: How to Have an Amazing Sex Life by Tracey Cox (Sexuality)
  53. Oct 12: Confessions of the Hundred Hottest Porn Stars (Sexuality)
  54. Oct 17: Romancing the East: A Literary Odyssey from the Heart of Darkness to the River Kwai (Sexuality)
  55. Oct 18: The Commitment Dialogues (Relationship)
  56. Oct 19: Sons and Lovers (Fun)
  57. Oct 22: Sacred Places: 50 Sites of Religious Pilgrimage (Spirituality)
  58. Oct 23: The Art of Mandala Meditation: Mandala Designs to Heal Your Mind, Body and Spirit (Spirituality)
  59. Oct 24: 1,001 Pearls of Spiritual Wisdom (Spirituality)
  60. Oct 25: The Three Sisters of the Tao: Essential Conversations with Chinese Medicine, I Ching, and Feng Shui (Work)
  61. Oct 27: Speaking with Nature: Awakening to the Deep Wisdom of the Earth (Spirituality)
  62. Oct 28: Knowing Mandela: A Personal Portrait (Spirituality)
  63. Nov 1: Beauty is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability (Sexuality)
  64. Nov 3: Misconceptions (Sexuality)
  65. Nov 8: Beyond Borderline: True Stories of Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder (Work)
  66. Nov 9: The Princess Diarist (Fun)
  67. Nov 11: What Love Is: And What It Could Be (Relationship)
  68. Nov 15: The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters (Work)
  69. Nov 18: A Philosophy of Walking (Spirituality)
  70. Nov 19: The Hot Guide to Safer Sex: The Ideas You Want, the Information You Need to Keep It Sexy and Safe When You’re “Doin the Deed” (Positively Sexual) (Sexuality)
  71. Nov 23: Intuition: Knowing Beyond Logic
  72. Nov 27: Too Many Tears (Sexuality)
  73. Dec 3: The Curious History of Dating: From Jane Austen to Tinder (Relationship)
  74. Dec 5: The Modern Enneagram: Discover Who You Are and Who You Can Be (Work)
  75. Dec 7: Little Wins: The Huge Power of Thinking Like a Toddler (Work)
  76. Dec 8: The Toxin-Free Home: A Guide to Maintaining a Clean, Eco-Friendly, and Healthy Home (Fun)
  77. Dec 10: Regretting Motherhood: A Study (Sexuality)
  78. Dec 13: That’s So Gay!: Challenging Homophobic Bullying (Sexuality)
  79. Dec 23: Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself (Relationship)

These are the five books I recommend from my 2017 in order of preference:

  1. Be Your Spirit
  2. Jewel in the Lotus
  3. The Ultimate Guide to Male Sexual Health
  4. The Explorer’s Guide to Planet Orgasm by Annie Sprinkle
  5. Thriving in Sex Work: Heartfelt Advice for Staying Sane in the Sex Industry

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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