If you’re wondering when’s the best time to lose those extra few pounds you’ve put on, now it is. Read more about these diet, cooking and enlightening books to read for May.

What to read in May

Untethered Soul
By Michael A. Singer

This book will transform your relationship with yourself and the world around you. You’ll discover what you can do to put an end to the habitual thoughts and emotions that limit your consciousness. By tapping into traditions of meditation and mindfulness, author and spiritual teacher Michael A. Singer shows how the development of consciousness can enable us all to dwell in the present moment and let go of painful thoughts and memories that keep us from achieving happiness and self-realization.

What to read in May

Heart of Sufism
By H. J. Witteveen

This is the first representative collection of the Indian Sufi master Hazrat Inayat Khan’s teachings – making it the perfect book for anyone.

Each chapter includes a wealth of material taken from Inayat Khan’s work on a particular subject, such as Mysticism, Discipleship, Music, Children, or Divine Intimacy, followed by a selection of his short sayings and aphorisms on the same topic.

What to read in May

Essential Rumi
By Jalal Al-Din Rumi

Essential Rumi continues to be the bestselling of all Rumi books, and the definitive selection of his beautiful, mystical poetry. This revised and expanded edition includes a new introduction by Coleman Barks and more than 80 never-before-published poems.

18 Minutes
By Peter Bregman

18 Minutes clearly shows how busy people can cut through all the daily clutter and distractions and find a way to focus on those key items which are truly the top priorities in our lives.

Bregman’s approach allows us to safely navigate through the constant chatter of emails, text messages, phone calls, and endless meetings that prevent us from focusing our time on those things that are truly important to us.

5:2 Cookbook
By Angela Dowden

The 5:2 diet is now firmly established as a highly effective and popular way to lose weight. It allows you to change your life for the better by dieting for just 2 days a week. You will live longer, lose weight and feel great by reducing your calorie intake for a limited period each week. The rest of the time you can eat normally, dine out and even have treats.

What to read in May

Authentic Egyptian Cooking
By Nehal Leheta

Abou El Sid, one of Cairo’s most famous restaurants, has become well known for its authentic Egyptian dishes, and now presents its most classic recipes in a cookbook for the enjoyment of home cooks all over the world. 57 authentic Egyptian recipes each illustrated with gorgeous, full color photographs. It is a beautifully designed and visually sumptuous boutique book.