I hit some kind of dry spell in February. I only read five books this month, which is about half of what I normally read.
It’s interesting because my friend, Jennifer, recently wrote about how February was a slow reading month for her too. Of course, Jennifer has a ton going on, so she knows exactly why she didn’t get much reading done in February. I don’t have a clue what happened to my reading habit, but I hope to rebound.
The good news is that, while I only read five books, I gave three of them perfect scores. That’s a great success. Two non-fiction books and one fiction book earned the perfect ratings.
The One Thing is one of those life-changing books that leaves you soul searching.
In the book, Keller encourages readers to find the ONE thing that, by doing it, everything else becomes easier or unnecessary. The goal is to help readers focus in on tasks that truly move them toward their goals and eliminate everything else.
Of course, first you have to identify your ONE thing, which sent me into a bit of a tailspin, but Keller offers advice for doing that too.
I encourage everyone who never feels like they’re getting enough done or doing what’s important to them… anyone who doesn’t feel as successful as they could/should be to read The One Thing.
I was uncomfortable with some of the language and examples in Kate Harding’s book, Asking for It. But, you know what? Rape is an uncomfortable, harsh topic. So is the treatment of rape survivors and the perpetuation of rape culture.
After being a journalist and researching journalism and trauma, I’ve reported about and read a ton about sexual assault. Harding’s book is the best assessment of rape culture I’ve ever read.
Don’t think there’s such a thing as rape culture? Don’t think you’d ever perpetuate it? Read Asking for It.
Fatal is the story of 44-year-old Kate. Kate and her husband, Ron, are happily married and seem to be living a blessed life, until Kate cheats on Ron with Peter, a friend of a friend she meets at a dinner party.
Kate is ready to move on with her life after the indiscretion, but Peter has other ideas. Insert a terror attack and several other murders and you’ve got a ton of plot twists to keep you reading.
There they are! My favorite books from February. I hope you find something on the list that you want to read.
As always, happy reading!