I had my worst year of reading in 2015 and as I have said before, I am hoping 2016 is much better! So far, so good!
Here is what I read in January!
Introvert Power: Why Your Inner Life Is Your Hidden Strengthby Laurie Helgoe. I consider myself an introvert who looks like an extrovert, so maybe I'm an ambivert. Labels aside, I really enjoyed psychologist Laurie Helgoe's book and I would definitely recommend it to introverts and extroverts alike. I loved learning the fact that half of all Americans are introverts. One funny comment was the introverts shouldn't move to a court in a subdivision. Of course, Craig and I did exactly that!
Raise Your Voice, Change the World Off the Sidelines by Kirsten Gillibrand. I received this book in a Goodreads giveaway last year and probably wouldn't have picked it up otherwise. It took me a while to get through it, but once I got into the book, I enjoyed reading about her life, the political scene, her perspective as a woman in Washington D.C. and how she balances family life. I want to read more autobiographies & biographies by women this year because I find I can relate to their stories and they usually inspire me.
Rising Strongby Brene Brown. This is my second read by Brown. I had high expectations for this book and I'd say they were met. Key messages I took away: stay in your own lane (don't compare yourself to others)--I am totally guilty of this and need to stop doing it; everyone is doing the best they can and it's ok to fail, and you will get back up again. If you haven't read Brene Brown before, I'd suggest building up to this one by reading her others first.
I also started Marie Kondo's Spark Joy and Drew Barrymore's Wildflower, but I haven't finished either yet. As you can see, I tend to read mostly non-fiction and I am hoping to switch it up and read a few more fiction books this year. I'm doing a Winter reading challenge through a local library and that is forcing me to read genres I don't normally pick up.
What have you been reading so far this year?
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