Monday, November 2, 2020
Nonfiction November: Week 1: My Favorite Nonfiction Reads of the Year (so far)
This is the first week of Nonfiction November which is hosted by Katie of Doing Dewey, along with Julz of Julz Reads, Rennie of What’s Nonfiction, and Leann of Shelf Aware.
If you'd like to participate, you can create a post and link it here.
What were some of your favorite nonfiction reads of the year?
Before the pandemic, my commute to work allowed me hours of listening pleasure, so most of these non-fiction books were on audio, but I now want to own a print copy for reference too.
This book was truly inspirational and helped me to create some good habits that I still maintain. The audio was narrated by the author and he does a great job. I just loved listening to him.
The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People's Lives Better, Too) by Gretchen Rubin
This was an enlightening read. My work is all about behaviors and this book gave me a lot of "Aha!" moments. I'm definitely an upholder personality.
Another enlightening book that helped me understand why my daughter can't keep her room clean! And why I organize differently than she does. If you want to tackle that clutter but have been struggling, this book has the answer.
This was an Audible freebie. The principles are basic but they work. This is a good short summary of those principles that remind us not to forget to do the small but meaningful things that make us happy.
This book is only available on audio. Robbins does one-on-one life-coaching sessions with several individuals who are stuck because of a fear that they want to conquer but don't know how. I also walked away with some enlightening nuggets on tackling my own fears.
This one is a classic. Carnegie's advice has been tested through time and it still applies today.
Great book to help us understand our brains and how we can change negative behavior. I love books that explore neuroplasticity.
The perfect book to clarify and to help one truly understand the meaning of forgiveness. It's a book that makes you get unstuck from not being able to see past the hurt someone has done to us.
The authors wrote and published this book during the first wave of the pandemic this past spring so the information is very relevant. I read it as I was experiencing all the different changes that the lockdown and restrictions brought about and it helped me to cope!
Do you have a particular topic you’ve been attracted to more this year?
As you can see I tend to gravitate toward books that have to do with positive psychology, self-improvement and/or are health related.
What nonfiction books have you recommended the most?
Atomic Habits, Language of Deep Forgiveness and the 7 Keys to navigating a Crisis
What are you hoping to get out of participating in Nonfiction November?
I used to read a lot of nonfiction and I don't always post reviews of them, so I thought to participate in this challenge so as 1) to read more nonfiction, 2) to share what I've read and 3) to discover more great nonfiction books by visiting other participating blogs.
Have any of you read any one of these books?