I wish I had read more this month! I think the COVID-19 pandemic has changed my reading habits. I’ve been way too much news articles and updates about. Ugh!
Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day by Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky, 288p – A fun book about productivity techniques. It has lots of nice ideas on how to focus and achieve goals. One of the main messages is to choose the highlight of the day. It is valuable advice because the highlight can be something as ambitious as “finish that final report” or as simple as “enjoy a cup of tea after work”. It has lots of ideas to experiment with our habits and routines, not all of them will work for everybody. It is a lighthearted book about productivity with no pressure on being highly productive all the time. It’s more about doing what we enjoy 🙂
The Future of Another Timeline by Annalee Newitz, 352p – Time travel, feminism, 90’s riot grrl punk rock scene, murder, abortion rights, geology, wormholes. Yes, all this together to form an exciting story of people wanting to make the world a better place. Lots of imagination and interesting historic facts that creates various alternate histories realities. A great read with lots of historical references related to the 1800’s social movements! I had to stop and do some Wikipedia research here and there. Fascinating!
So let’s see what filled my musings this month. We are at the 31st week of 2016 and I’ve finished reading 3 non-fiction books all related to organization. This was a month dedicated to reviewing my projects and GTD system. I decided to implement my actions using Todoist, and I’m loving it! I also took some days off to rest and be with my family so I didn’t spend too much time reading. So here goes my list:
Time for the wrap-up of the month! We are at the 26th week of 2016 and I’ve finished reading 3books: 1 non-fiction and 2 fiction. So here goes my list:
The “Read” list of June, 2016:
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert: I really liked it! It’s a very upbeat reading with a positive message: whatever you do, just keep doing it!
Old Man’s War(Old Man’s War #1) by John Scalzi: That was my favorite book of the month. The world building, the characters, the pace of the story: all perfect. It has a great beginning and ends beautifully. It has humor, war, politics, action and even romance. It is the type of book that is hard to put down.
Les Catilinaires by Amélie Nothomb: I have finally finished this one! I started reading it in April but then abandoned it because, well, reading in French in not easy, so I turned myself to easier tasks. Now I’m done! It started off well with a mysterious neighbor, a house in the woods and then it starts to get weird. I didn’t enjoy the ending. It seemed, meaningless.