When I first started this blog in 2007 it was called Blog to discovery; Revelations along the way to a simpler, happier and more successful life and included reviews of self improvement books I read such as Beat Stress and Fatigue and Making Happy People. I’ve kept aquiring books, but haven’t really been reading them, and when I do it is more of a quick flick through the pages without making any changes (or even thinking if there are changes I’d like to make). I want to change that this year.
So to help me absorb more from books, I’m thinking as well as writing a review, identifying the key changes I’d like to implement to act both as a reminder and so I can track progress. My other thoughts are sharing my thoughts as I work through the book on Periscope, as I did last summer when I read What the most successful people do before breakfast* or if other people want to read some of the same books we could read them at the same time and discuss them in a group as we go along.
Another decision is choosing what to read. If you follow me on Facebook you’ll know I’ve been sorting through my books. This sorting means I’ve discovered a lot of self improvement books, many of which I haven’t read, covering a wide range of topics from parenting to time management to finance to journal writing. I’ve also had a few recommended to me.
It will take a long time to read all these books so I would love your thought on where you think I should start. Which books do you recommend or would like to know more about? Are there any books you’d recommend that are missing from my list?
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