Happy Friday everyone! The weekend is here, and I have a list of excellent books to read for you guys! I read a lot more this month compared to last month (I found a lot of new ways to read more from this post
at Intentional by Grace). This month I read a lot of “self improvement” books- sort of. I’ll explain why I read these as I go. Let’s get started!
The Excellence Habit by Vlad Zachery
Honestly, I am not sure why this book ended up on my Kindle. I think it may have been a deal of the day( I hope it was a deal of some kind!). I’m not sure what I was hoping for from this book, but I found nothing of value. At all. The basic premise of The Excellence Habit is that it takes hard work and being unwilling to settle to be excellent, along with a bunch of filler stories. I feel like most people know that without having to read about it. (Does anyone have any recommendations on a better book for changing your habits?)
Paige Torn by Erynn Mangum
Paige Torn is one of those novels that you come back and read again and again. This is my
third probably fifth time to read this novel, and I love it more every single time. Paige Alder is a young Christian adult who finds herself beyond busy and struggles to find meaning in what she is doing with her life. She really is completely stuck. (I feel like at least I can totally relate to her on so many levels, including her addiction to Starbucks!) Paige is very sarcastic and witty, and I adore her. This is one of those really fast-paced books that you can read in a weekend, so there are no excuses not to read this winner!
How to Blog for Profit without Selling Your Soul by Ruth Soukup
This is the most exciting book I have read this month. I have so many ideas now to make this blog better than ever! Ruth Soukup is one of my blogging muses. She is over at Living Well Spending Less. She also, obviously, wrote the book Living Well, Spending Less, which I wrote about in this blog post. If you are a blogger in any phase, I seriously recommend this book. Soukup really breaks down what makes a blog stand out and be enjoyed by readers. (So this book is a win for you and me!)
Getting Things Done by David Allen
I read this book a while back and loved the productivity methods David Allen wrote about. If you are stuck in a rut and feel like you cannot get anything done, this is definitely a book to read! Allen has a complete five step system to completely
organize and manage every last aspect of your life. Anyway, I used his methods at the beginning of the year, but then I really discovered bullet journaling
.I couldn’t find a way to use both, and my bullet journal was just so much fun that I scrapped GTD altogether. But,
Kara Benz over at Boho Berry (who is one of my absolute bullet journal gurus) discovered GTD a little while back, and she is putting up a video
about implementing it in her bullet journal today! So, I reread this book purely for watching this video today! (Am I obsessed or what?)
Have y’all read any of these books? What did you think? What have you been reading this month? Anything to add to my Books to Read list?