Recent Reads / 03

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Recent Reads is a series to me to feature five books I’ve read (or experienced) recently along with my verdicts.

This particular group was a win: Four of these five books were selections for my 2018 Reading Challenge, and all five were solid choices. However, I would not necessarily recommend reading these five books in succession since the themes are so heavy. I didn’t plan it that way, and I need a break. I’ve planned for my next few book choices to be more lighthearted and uplifting.

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New Year, New You: 4 Self Improvement Books to Help with Your New Year’s Resolution

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What do you think of self-help or self-improvement books? I used to think they were balderdash, but I’ve read a few good self-improvement / behavioral psychology books in the past few years. I thought it might be helpful to share some of the better ones, especially as the new year approaches with the inevitable new year’s resolutions.

These books have helped me understand and know myself better, and they offer practical advice for making a change. I believe that once we know ourselves better, we are able to identify areas that we are ready to improve and then make the appropriate steps to take action and implement the changes.

Take a look, and see if there’s a book or two you’d like to try.

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9 Great Audiobooks / 02

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Chris and I drove to Tucson over the Thanksgiving holiday, and the fifteen-hour drive became significantly more enjoyable with the audiobook The Disaster Artist. We couldn’t stop listening!

I thought it was time for the second installment of 9 Great Audiobooks, and this one has a little twist: Road Trips! So here are nine more great audiobooks for your next road trip. I’ve split them into three categories: non-fiction, fiction, and stories that kids from one to ninety-two will love.

And here’s the first installment if you want nine more great suggestions.

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