I’ve already raved about one book this month, but what else am I reading?
Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives (Gretchen Rubin) – The one I’ve been raving about. Full review here.
I Regret Nothing (Jen Lancaster) – This book just cements my love for Jen Lancaster and her memoirs. I read this one during a very long wait for an appointment, and laughed embarrassingly loud several times.
Toddlers Are A**holes: It’s Not Your Fault (Bunmi Laditan) – This one was so hilariously funny (and true!) that I kept sending screenshots of it to Amanda. Probably the funniest book I’ve read this year, and a must for any moms who’ve lived through the toddler years — or are there right now.
Eat That Frog! 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time (Brian Tracy) – A blogger friend I admire greatly recommended this book to me, and it was great. It gives concrete strategies for overcoming procrastination, centered on the idea of “eating the frog,” which means doing your most dreaded tasks first.
What the Most Successful People Do on the Weekend (Laura Vanderkam) – This was a quick read about making the most of your weekends so you can be more productive during the week. Great advice if you struggle with unplugging and taking time for yourself on the weekends.
What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast (Laura Vanderkam) – In this book, Vanderkam makes the argument for getting up early to get things done. As much as I am a night person by nature, I have to agree with her. As you can see, I am on a habits and time-management kick this month, and so far this book has been really helpful.
Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief (Lawrence Wright) – Did you see the HBO documentary Going Clear? It was so mind-blowing for me that I had to read the book that inspired it. If you’re as fascinated by Scientology as I am, this one is a must-read. Currently reading this one and it’s hard to put down.
Also, did you know I wrote a book? You can pick up your copy of 50 Shades of Frayed: Three Moms Talk About What Happens When ‘I Do’ Becomes ‘Not Tonight’ on Amazon!