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Okay, third month of 2016, 13 weeks have past us by! March wasn’t a month full of reading for me. I finished reading 2 books, while trying to continue reading “L’île mystérieuse” by Jules Verne but without much success. I kinda gave up this book and chose another French book to read instead (lighter and easier).
The “To-Read” pile of March, 2016:
In March I added a total of 06 books to my “to-read” pile. I know, it is still more than I can handle, but I can’t help it! There are way too good books out there to be read in this world! They were:
- Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself by Lissa Rankin: another book about the influence of our minds over our bodies. I am curious!
- Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier by Neil deGrasse Tyson, Avis Lang: I started listening Neil deGrasse Tyson’s podcast (Star Talk Radio) and I found out that he has some great books published (and I had no idea!).
- Packing Light: Thoughts on Living Life with Less Baggage by Allison Vesterfelt: I have a kind of a life goal of travelling anywhere with only a carry-on, so this book might help me.
- How to Travel the World on $50 a Day: Revised: Travel Cheaper, Longer, Smarter by Matt Kepnes: another one about travelling light.
- Shards of Honour (Vorkosigan Saga, #1) by Lois McMaster Bujold: a science-fiction I’ve been wanting to read for years that was not included in my “to-read” pile. So, here it is.
- How To Be A Woman by Caitlin Moran: this book is this month’s pick for the feminist Bookclub “Our Shared Shelf” and since it is a fun read I’ll definitely enjoy it this month.
The “Read” list of March, 2016:
So, I finished one fiction and one non-fiction this month.
- The Pillars of the World (Tir Alainn, #1) by Anne Bishop: it is a long book, in the fantasy genre, but I didn’t enjoy so much.
- The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right by Atul Gawande: great book! It gave me a perspective on how checklists are ingrained in our activities and how we can use them better.
The “I started reading but haven’t finished yet” pile of March, 2016:
- American Gods by Neil Gaiman: now, this is a long book! I bought the e-book some months ago and only now I had the courage to face it. Looking good so far!
- Les Catilinaires by Amélie Nothomb: my second attempt at reading French literature this month. I am enjoying it.
So, that’s what happened in March! This month (April) I would like to read at least 3 books to keep up the pace. Let’s see how it goes! Happy reading!
There goes the second month of 2016, 09 weeks have passed, and I am happy with my reading habits. I did finish some unfinished books from last year, so that resulted in a high number of books read. But, I also added new books to my never ending “to-read” pile…
The “To-Read” pile of February, 2016:
In February I added a total of 09 books to my “to-read” pile. They are:
- The Productivity Project: Accomplishing More by Managing Your Time, Attention, and Energy by Chris Bailey => I’ve been wanting to improve my focus because I still get distracted by little things, specially social media
- Yoga Anatomy, Second Edition by Leslie Kaminoff, Amy Matthews => This book is an illustrated guide to Yoga and it seems there’s no digital edition available. It’s more like a “someday/maybe” book for me right now.
- The More of Less: Find the Life You Want Under Everything You Own by Joshua Becker => that’s a new book from Joshua that will come out this month. I hope it will inspire my minimalism project.
- What To Say When You Talk To Your Self by Shad Helmstetter => this seems an interesting read to address the voices in my head.
- Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind Over Body by Jo Marchant =>I read an article about this book this month and her research investigates the influence of our minds over our bodies: a topic I want to explore.
- Everything That Remains: A Memoir by The Minimalists by Joshua Fields Millburn, Ryan Nicodemus =>a book from The Minimalists on why to become a minimalist. Their podcast is awesome!
- enough by Patrick Rhone =>another book into the “minimalist” theme: I think it was a recommendation I heard on The Minimalists podcast.
- How to Be Alive: No Impact Man’s Guide to a High Impact Life by Colin Beavan => a book on the theme of zero waste living: another topic I want to explore more.
- Zero World by Jason M. Hough => the only fiction book on this list, it’s a sci-fi thriller recommended by Felicia Day that I saw on Goodreads. I think it’s worth a try!
The “Read” list of February, 2016:
This month I wanted to read and/or finish some books that have been on my pile for way too long. I think I did a great job, I am happy with this list!
- Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury => a classic that was on my Kindle waiting to be read. Enjoyable.
- The Freedom Handbook: An Incomplete Guide to a More Complete Life by Jeff Hirz =>a very short book that was also forgotten on my Kindle.
- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change (25th Anniversary Edition) by Stephen R. Covey =>I started reading this book last year and put it down many, many times… I wanted to read it because almost everybody that is into productivity cites this book. I wasn’t impressed, really.
- Clear the Clutter, Find Happiness: One-Minute Tips for Decluttering and Refreshing Your Home and Your Life by Donna Smallin =>I love reading about organization and decluttering tips and this was a fast read on the subject.
- Delicacy: A Novel by David Foenkinos =>I finished a French book! Yay! I read this in its original version: achievement unlocked 🙂
The “I started reading but haven’t finished yet” pile of February, 2016:
- The Pillars of the World (Tir Alainn, #1) by Anne Bishop => This book in the pick of the month of the Vaginal Fantasy book club, on Goodreads (it’s a book club for romance genre books with strong female lead characters). It sounds interesting!
- L’île mystérieuse by Jules Verne => I chose this book as my French reading practice this month, but I am already regretting it. It’s a very long book, and the pace is too slow for my taste, although I love Julio Verne. Maybe I’ll leave it and change to another one…just saying…
And, since March has already started, a quick update: I started reading “An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth” by canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield. I’m just loving it!