What I’ve been reading

I have been out of the habit of sharing books here, but I want to start getting back into it, so without further ado, here are a few things I have been reading/listening to.

I have been a Jasper Fforde fan since reading Shades of Grey a few years ago. Fforde writes fantasy in a way that it both hilarious and quirky. All the things you love about a British comedy with some sci-fi tossed in. His newest book, Early Riser hits all of this and does not miss a beat. This book is set in a world, not to different from ours where humans hibernate over the winter but some must stay awake to take care of the sleeping masses. Now to get Fforde to finally write the sequel to Shades of Grey…

I just started reading Brene Brown this year, but I am loving her stuff. She writes about getting to the nitty gritty of shame, vulnerability, and leadership in a way that really connects. Reading her books have helped me better understand myself and others as well as helped me learn how to lean into the discomfort associated with tough conversations. I highly recommend this book for all leaders. Also I love her book Daring Greatly.

This year I am trying to spend less time on the “endless scroll” of social media/the internet. I want to spend my time on things that bring me joy and less just looking at Instagram. (Even though I do LOVE Instagram.) Cal’s book is a great guide to how and why to detach from our phones, even if just for a little while. Although I have not disconnected completely. (I mean, I am a blogger, right?) I have used his tips to cut back my time as well as focus my energy on the things I really want to do.

Looking for some tips and inspiration regarding your houseplants? Check out this beautiful book by by Jen Stearns. Filled with great photos, this guide is perfect for both newbies to houseplants as well as those that have cohabited with them for years.

Well, there you have it, just a few of the books I’ve been reading lately. What have you been reading?



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