Last month I posted on Instagram about several books I had recently read and another that was in progress. I said I would report back about the one I had just started, and I realized that putting this in a blog post would be a great way for me to have some accountability to finish the books I've started and to track my reading.
When I was (a lot) younger I was a voracious reader. I was always reading a book, or three, and was never anywhere without a book (and usually a spare in case I finished it). In high school, we were allowed to check out as many books as we wanted over the summer, and every year I brought home a huge stack. I'm not a speed reader, but I surely do love to "crawl into" a good book. I actually like to digest what I'm reading and let it sink in.
Here are some short blurbs about my most recent reads:
The Tattooist Of Auschwitz by Heather Morris is based on the true story of a man imprisoned in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp for nearly three years. I loved the way he thought, as he had a survivor attitude from start to finish. One of my favorite quotes from the book is, "To save one is to save the world." I read the audiobook borrowed from my library using the Libby app. This book kept me riveted and I could hardly wait to start reading again each time I had to turn it off.
The Joy Of Missing Out by Tanya Dalton is such an informative book, giving insights and practical ways to live a more productive and satisfying life without feeling like you're missing something. I wasn't sure if I would like it but I ended up loving Tanya's examples and directions for focusing on what's important. The author is a productivity expert who has researched and written about methods of productivity for years. I got a lot of beneficial information from her book and will be re-reading some of the chapters that I would like to fine-tune in my own life. I've actually had the hard copy of this book for about a year and I'm so glad I finally dived into it.
Decluttering At The Speed Of Life by Dana White is one I couldn't pass up. The author does a wonderful job of teaching how to declutter and is totally non-judgmental, as she is a reformed "slob" (by her own definition). She has even invented her own word for the decluttering process - "deslobification". This book was definitely worth reading.
The Scrib'd App: I read the audio version of the above book on the Scrib'd app, which is only $8.99 per month for unlimited audio and online reading plus several other free apps, including the ad-free Pandora. If you'd like to sign up, you can click HERE for my referral code, which will give me a free month of reading and you a FREE 60 DAYS of this great unlimited audiobook experience. I don't love the actual reader of this app, as it isn't nearly as user friendly as my Kindle app, but the audio portion more than makes up for that. To get started with Scribd, which is totally one of my favorites, you can go directly to the website HERE.
What books have you been reading lately? I would love to hear from you! You can find me in all the places HERE