Book Lists: Episode XI (Year in Review: July 2014-July 2015)

I have decided that there are two ways you can intimately know a person.  Look through all of their bank statements (Which is what I was doing for NextDrop today, oh man, I know every detail about my company now for REAL) and look at what books they read.

I think you can also look at their playlist (AND top 25 most played songs) but mine would not be that revealing because, well, I just listen to Golden Oldies on Pandora now (it’s the BEST).  Also, the whole bank statement thing may be a bit creepy (Oh hey, I want to get to know you better, can I look through your bank statements? I know this is a first date, but really though, yes I’m serious).

Aaaaannnnd back to books.  Not that anyone wants to get to know me better or anything, but I like writing them down all in one place.  An interesting thing my grandpa’s girlfriend said today: back then she kept a journal on Word Perfect, and now Word Perfect DOES NOT EXIST (ok it does technically but it’s so hard to find someone that has it!).  She says if you want it to stick around write it down with pen and paper. Which I did this year.  In my notebook. And now, on to the interwebs.

Overall: 27 books in 12 months.  It’s about 2 books a month. But it’s pretty obvious the times I took vacation (all the books get done during those times!) How funny, right?

  1. Elephant Catchers: Key Lessons For Breakthrough Growth: July 10, 2014
  2. The Dickens With Love, July 13, 2014
  3. #GirlBoss, July 18, 2014
  4. China Town Beat, August 12, 2014
  5. The Abbey, August 14, 2014
  6. Sushi For Beginners, August 18, 2014
  7. Thrive, August 19, 2014
  8. Living Non Violent Communication, August 19, 2014
  9. Mastery, October 20, 2014
  10. Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Girl Tells You What She’s “Learned” (Audio Book), October 30, 2014
  11. Yes Please (Audio Book), November 20, 2014
  12.  How Google Works, November 25, 2014
  13. How To Win at the Sport of Business, November 24, 2015
  14. What The Most Successful People Do on Weekends, November 24, 2015
  15. What the Most Successful People Do before Breakfast, November 25, 2015
  16. Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, January 5, 2015
  17. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail , January 7, 2015
  18. Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights? Fitness Myths, Training Truths, and Other Surprising Discoveries From The Science of Exercise, January 7, 2015
  19. Spirit Junke: A Radical Guide to Self Love and Miracles, April 20, 2015
  20. The Mastery Manual, April 20, 2015
  21. My Life in Orange: Growing Up With The Guru, May 24, 2015
  22. Drinking, A Love Story, May 28, 2015
  23. Bad Feminist: Essays, June 12, 2015
  24. Life in Motion, an Unlikely Ballerina, June 15, 2015
  25. All the Light We Cannot See, June 19, 2015
  26. Quantum Healing: Exploring the Frontiers of Mind Body Medicine (Audiobook), July 27, 2015
  27. Illuminata: Thoughts, Prayers, and Rites of Passage (Audiobook), July 15,2015

Terrible reads: The most successful book series (#14,#15).  You know what most successful people do? Nothing spectacular, nothing we can’t find via Richard Branson’s tweets, and really nothing new.

Best Reads: Definitely depends on what you are interested in at the time, but I’d have to say the ones that I loved the most were Bad Feminist, #GirlBoss, How Google Works (yes, I am a nerd), and Spirit Junkie.

New book resolutions: I want to read 1 book from every country in the world.  I had the idea and then I found this woman that did it (and then wrote a book about it I think). She took it WAY seriously, and spent a lot of time researching the different countries, and I think she tried to read a book written by someone from that country.  I don’t think I’m going to be that picky, and I have a feeling most of mine will be non fiction, but that’s the plan.  At some point I need to write out all the countries, and see which countries I’ve already read about.  On the to do list.

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