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July Reading Wrap-Up and Links

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July 2017 Reading Wrap-Up and Links

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Reading Wrap-Up

So it doesn’t look like I published many blog posts this month. That is because I didn’t.

Because summer.

I did read lots of books I promise! Just didn’t have a block of time to write down my thoughts.

  • The one review I did publish was Rethinking Positive Thinking. But it wasn’t so much of a review as a book discussion. Check out the video and post where I break down why I wasn’t much of a fan of the book, and other books I recommend instead. Do you agree?
  • This month I did re-read two of my childhood books, though, and wrote little mini-reviews on goodreads about my nostalgia. The two books included The Luxe and The It Girl. Anybody else enjoy these as kids?
  • I did read many many good books this month, some of which include Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, The Handmaid’s Tale, and The Glass Castle. Reviews to come!
  • July also seemed to be the month of good #libraryhauls. I go in to return a book or pick up a hold, and get sucked into the new releases stacks. I’m not the only one, right? Check out my instagram to see my hauls – like here and here. Many that is why I’m not making much of a dent in my 2017 Summer Reading List.

Anyway, many reviews to come – I promise!

Links I Love

  • The Entrepreneur Epidemic – msindependent.net published a well-worded and spot-on blog post about the #girlboss wave that seems to taking over. I am all about the entrepreneurship mindset and workethic, but I absolutely agree it is NOT for everybody. Thoughts?
  • Cnn.com published the 7 of the World’s Most Beautiful Libraries. These are beautiful! If you travel to any of these places, I’d love to see your pictures. (I personally don’t travel very often and am very contempt with the small local libraries and bookstores.)
  • My last month’s wrap-up included my excitement for The Glass Castle coming to the big screen. (I did re-read the book and the review is going to be hard to write.) Bustle.com published a wonderful post about Jeanette Walls’ struggle with talking about her past (before the book). After the book was published Jeanette found people to be empathic and the necessary wish for the movie to really impact people. Ugh I’m so excited!

What are you reading???

Read THIS Not THAT: Rethinking Positive Thinking Discussion

Hi all! Trying something a bit differently today.

Instead of doing a book review on Rethinking Positive Thinking by Gabriele Oettingen, I’d thought I’d do some other books I’d recommend instead.

The following books are like Rethinking Positive Thinking. But they are books that I felt I got more out of.

There are three themes that I’d like to pull out and discuss. For each one, I’ve suggested other nonfiction books that I liked reading more than Rethinking Positive Thinking.

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