Recent Reads // vol. 4

Reads vol 4

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

This year, I’ve based my reading goals on Modern Mrs. Darcy’s 2018 Reading Challenge (listed here). I like that I was strategic about my book choices on the front end, and so far, so good. I’ve enjoyed almost every book on my list thus far (I’ve only abandoned one book — more on that in another post), and I’ve left enough room for the spontaneous reads that are starting to crowd my Kindle e-shelf.

Here’s my 2018 Reading Challenge list if you’d like to take a look.

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Recent Reads // vol. 3

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

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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