Ongoing Literary Adventures: June Reads
This page contains affiliate links to books I recommend. If you purchase something from this page, I may receive a small percentage of the sale at no extra cost to you.
Let me begin by saying that I am often reading 2 or 3 books at a time. Why?
1. If I read fiction before bed I don’t sleep. Just one more chapter mooommm. But, I love the way fiction gets my imagination flowing, so I try my best to read a few chapters of fiction of some kind a week.
2. I have made the commitment to work on my mindset everyday for the foreseeable future. So, lately, I’ve been reading a chapter from a book pertaining to mindset and personal development every morning.
3. I’ve always loved learning about other peoples journeys. So, I usually have a non-fiction title of some kind on the go.
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
One snowy night a famous Hollywood actor slumps over and dies onstage during a production of King Lear. Hours later, the world as we know it begins to dissolve. Moving back and forth in time—from the actor's early days as a film star to fifteen years in the future, when a theater troupe known as the Traveling Symphony roams the wasteland of what remains—this suspenseful, elegiac, spellbinding novel charts the strange twists of fate that connect five people: the actor, the man who tried to save him, the actor's first wife, his oldest friend, and a young actress with the Traveling Symphony, caught in the crosshairs of a dangerous self-proclaimed prophet.
So far, a very interesting take on a post-apocalyptic world! Especially interesting to me because of the Great Lakes backdrops and Canadian landmarks, but if you are a fan of literary science fiction you will probably be as intrigued as I am with this one!
Buy it here and read along with me.
After reading You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero, I pretty much immediately ordered this book. I absolutely love her writing style. She’s had me cry laughing with some of her personal anecdotes, and her calls to action at the end of each chapter have really helped me to actively work on my mindset, rather then just read about what it should be.
In Your Are a Badass at Making Money, she tackles the power of our thoughts and mindset on our bank accounts with the same humour and actionable steps.
Can’t wait to dig into this one!
Want to level-up your money mindset with me? Buy it here.
3. Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way To Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones by James Clear
James Clear has been dubbed one of the world’s leading experts on habit formation. In this book, he shares practical strategies on how to create good habits, break bad ones, and get 1% better every day. Yes Please.
He tackles the systems you use rather than the goals you set as the key to achieving the life you want. You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems.
Clear provides actionable steps to take and strategies to implement in your daily life and work in order to transform your habits. He also demonstrates through awe-inspiring case studies the effectiveness of his systems.
I am only a few pages in, and I am already really excited to see what I’m going to learn!
Buy it here and develop some killer habits with me!