Here are six books I recommend from what I read in September. Once a month we share our current reading lists at Jennifer’s.
Books I Recommend
1. The Power of Moments
Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact
by Chip and Dan Heath
Fantastic book. It will make my top 10 list of this year. It explains why certain brief experiences can change us, and how we can be more intentional about creating those peak moments. It’s written by the authors of Made to Stick, Switch, and Decisive. I love everything they write, this included.
2. Organizing Solutions for People with Attention Deficit Disorder
Tips and Tools to Help You Take Charge of Your Life and Get Organized
by Susan C. Pinsky
Don’t let the title fool you. This book is for anybody who wants to get better organized, not just those with ADHD. I consider myself fairly organized as is, but I learned more small things I can do that could make a big difference. Now to make time to do them.
3. Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?
And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House
by Alyssa Mastromonaco
I enjoy books that go behind the scenes. This one is written by the former deputy chief of staff to President Obama. She tells stories of her time in the West Wing, on Air Force One, and her many busy days in the White House. Very interesting.
4. The Light Between Oceans
by M. L. Stedman
My neighbor Savannah recommended this one before we went to Maine because I told her we wanted to see lighthouses. Good choice! It’s the story of a young couple who become light keepers in Australia in the early 1900s. When the wife Isabel has trouble carrying a child, the plot takes a very interesting turn.
5. The Almost Sisters
by Joshilyn Jackson
I enjoyed this book set in Alabama. The heroine Leia Birch Briggs deals with an aging grandmother, racist neighbors, and her own dysfunctional family.
6. The Tiger’s Wife
by Téa Obreht
This one was a little strange, but interesting. The setting is a Balkan country after years of war. Natalia, a young doctor, walks through the years with her grandfather and circumstances back and forth in time.
- The Four Tendencies
The Indispensable Personality Profiles that Reveal How to Make Your Life Easier (and Other People’s Lives Better, Too)
by Gretchen Rubin
- How to Listen So People Will Talk
Build Stronger Communication and Deeper Connections
by Becky Harling
- Before We Visit the Goddess
by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
- Born a Crime
Stories from a South African Childhood
by Trevor Noah
- Of Mess and Moxie
Wrangling Delight Out of This Wild and Glorious Life
by Jen Hatmaker
A Memoir of (My) Body
by Roxanne Gay
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What good book have you read lately? Please share in the comments.
- Put the Decision Behind You
- On the Blog – September 2017