Summer Reading

 

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R. R. Martin

Each time I read a book I grow as a person. It challenges the way I think and gives me insight to how others view the world. I am a better person because I read and to be honest, I wish I did more of it. 

This year I set out to read one book per month and so far I’ve read two, which means I am one month ahead for my reading goal of the year. #winning. The best way for me to continue to achieve my goal is to write a list of all the books I want to read so I though I’d share the books I have read so far and ones I am yet to read over the next few months.

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Small Great Things, Jodi Picoult – This is hands down the most challenging and confronting book I have read to date. It tackles the blatant racism in society today, highlights the injustices that minorities face and shows that no matter how strong your convictions are, change is possible.I have not read a book as fast as this one since Jodi’s last book, Leaving Time which is one of my all time favourite books that is definitely worth a mention.

The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck, Sarah Knight – Fuck is such a great word and that is why this book is relatable  and easy to read. The word is heavily used throughout the book and certainly gets the point across, making the concept easy to grasp. A lot of self-help style books can be confusing and leave you not knowing what you’re meant to be doing. Not this one. It is direct, simple and easy to grasp. By the second chapter, you will be clearing out “Fucks” that you don’t care about and an added bonus, you won’t feel like asshole for it.

The Power of NOW, Eckhart Tolle – I know, everyone has probably read this by now however I have never gotten around to reading it until recently. In all honesty, I find this book very difficult to read. I regularly find myself re-reading paragraphs because Eckhart Tolle is wise beyond my years and a very enlightened individual so if you’re not on the same wave length as him and can be hard to understand his message (maybe this is why so many people think it is BS). Because of this, I haven’t gotten into this book as much as I wish I could have however, I will continue to read it very slowly and hopefully make some sort of sense of it.

See San Francisco, Victoria Smith – A guide to the suburbs of San Fran with gorgeous imagery by SFGirlbyBay. A must read by anyone wanting to visit San Fran.

I am Pilgrim, Terry Hayes (not pictured) – So many people have raved about this book. I got it for my birthday last year and haven’t read it yet because it is over 600 pages long and it’s quite intimidating.

What books are you reading at the moment?

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