If you’re new here… along with homeschooling, thinking like a French girl, and lipstick, books are my favorite thing. I like to do short reviews of the books I’ve recently read (typically, 1-2/week). Enjoy!
Atomic Habits by James Clear. Technically this was a re-read. I love this book and it’s one that I’ll likely keep forever, just so I can remind myself of its truths about habits. It’s all about the system! This book finally explains why goals are overrated and why daily habits are the bee’s knees.
When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing by Daniel Pink – sometimes it’s not what we’re doing, it’s when. This book examines how timing impacts whether things we try to do work out or not. Quick fun fact: more people run marathons when at an age ending in the number 9 than any other. It has to do with how our brains view milestones.
Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain by David Eagleman – Think you have free will? Think again. Your brain is both “you” and NOT you. Fascinating deep dive into what we know about the conscious and subconscious mind.
The Simple Path to Wealth by J.L. Collins – hubby and I are getting serious about investments, and there’s nobody who explains how to do it simply and effectively like J.L. Collins. He’s like the Godfather of the F.I.R.E. movement and every blogger in the niche refers to his Stock Series. This is also a re-read. It was one of my 17 books on personal finance in 2017.
Barking Up the Wrong Tree by Eric Barker – Any book with “why everything you know about ___ is wrong” immediately gets my attention. I’m a contrarian, what can I say? Barker’s blog is compelling, and I love behavioral economics. I read sections of this book to my husband. The chapter about gangs, the Mafia and pirates (and what they can teach us about leadership and success) was awesome.
Currently reading: Discipline Equals Freedom by Jocko Willink. I’m a sucker for anything about or by a Navy SEAL. I love the message of this book, delivered in short, 2-minute reads. I don’t like the white print on black paper. It’s very masculine, but hard on the eyes.
Read anything good lately? Please share in comments. I’m forever adding to my wish list.