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?
I should totally buy The Clutter Connection for my sister! :-D Seriously, we're very similar in a lot of ways but I tend to be very organized and she's constantly losing her keys and then when she finds them she realizes she lost her phone somewhere along the way, and it just goes on.ReplyDelete
A lot of these sound like great reads for 2020 when we're all stressed out from the pandemic and the election and the relentless news cycles that sometimes feel impossible to break away from.
It was a fun book to read and the author also has great videos on her website that are super helpful.Delete
I have not read any of these but they look really interesting. I want to learn more about neuroplasticity in particular. And we can all use help in navigating crises.ReplyDelete
I think you would love The Rewired Brain.Delete
I love all the rewiring the brain stuff! I think it really helped me with my anxiety. My son also has cerebral palsy and all his therapy is basically doing just that, rewiring his brain, creating new pathways. So fascinating!ReplyDelete
Yes, absolutely. I believe that too. Thanks for sharing.:-)Delete
The Rewired Brain sounds so interesting! I think I need to know about that. Thanks for that recommendation!ReplyDelete
I found it to be an enlightening read. I hope you get to read it.Delete
The Four Tendencies sounds really interesting. I read something this year that seems similar - Surrounded by Idiots: The Four Types of Human Behavior and How to Effectively Communicate with Each in Business (and in Life) by Thomas Erikson.ReplyDelete
Oh, that sounds like something I would read. Thanks for sharing!Delete
The Clutter Connection is something I need. I can tell you which pile a th8ng is in, but my home organisation is indecipherable to anyone else.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing your favourites, I look forward to reading your further NonFicNov posts.
You sound like my daughter. My dad was like that too.:-)Delete
You have read lots of useful books for this time we are living in. I really enjoyed Gretchen Rubin's first books on happiness, but I haven't been as interested in Four Tendencies. I guess I'm one of the few people out there who has no problem with forming good habits. I tend to need help breaking away from a good habit that is no longer useful.ReplyDelete
I too enjoyed The Happiness Project. And from the way you describe yourself you are definitely an Upholder in the Tendencies category.Delete
I've heard good things about Atomic Habits (and what a great title!). My nonfiction have been focused on social justice this year.ReplyDelete
Atomic Habits has been on my list. Glad you enjoyed that one. I may have to move it up on the ever-growing TBR pile.ReplyDelete
Atomic Habits and The Clutter Connection both sound so good to me. Thanks for this great list! I've been reading more self-help/psychology in the past year than I used to.ReplyDelete
I loved both those books and I think you will too.Delete
Sounded like a nice list to live a better life.ReplyDelete
My post: https://wordsandpeace.com/2020/11/06/nonfiction-november-my-year-2020-in-nonfiction/
I haven't read Atomic Habits, but I browsed through it when I was at my sister-in-law's place. Definitely a book I would like to read. I love positive psychology books too! Always looking for ways that I can do something better or just be better.ReplyDelete
That's exactly how I feel! I'm always striving to learn and improve.Delete
I definitely like your taste! Atomic Habits and The Four Tendencies are two of my favorites too. I'm an Upholder too. :) I'll be looking into The Clutter Connection. I just finished The Paper Solution and loved it.ReplyDelete