Remember last month when I decided I needed to add “Read More” to my 2015 goals? I’m still on track!
The books I picked to read in February…
As part of my Investing In Myself series, the family and I participated in the Whole30 challenge for the month of February. This was required reading to understand the science behind eliminating certain foods from our diets. I will say there was a lot of SCIENCE in this book. Not an overwhelming amount, but as the authors noted, you could skip through these chapters and get to the ‘meat’ of the book – the rules. I appreciated the details of how certain foods affect your body and why you should navigate away from those foods. I also enjoyed reading the testimonials at the beginning of each chapter. I still believe this is a must read if you’re going to participate in the Whole30!
I did not get to this book. You’ll see why later in the post 🙂
This was a fun book! It was easy to break up into 20 minute increments. Each chapter was a different story and reminded me of sitting at someone’s kitchen table with a glass of tea and rehashing old memories. There was a particularly sweet story of her grandfather and the night her grandmother died. I may have cried a little.
I highly recommend this one!
In celebration of the movie coming to theaters in February, I re-read this one. I re-read it over the course of 2 days and instantly started on the second book, Fifty Shades Darker. I finished the second book over the following week and thus did not get to The Talent Code. I may or may not move The Talent Code to my March reading list.
What I did not plan to read but picked up at Barnes and Noble and then attended the book signing– “The Fringe Hours” by Jessica N. Turner. This is such a great book for those who are perpetually busy. A full schedule generally leaves no time for ‘self care’. This book helps you to identify the pockets of time throughout the day that can be utilized to accomplish a greater goal. Five or ten minutes a day adds up quickly! This resonated with me because I have been known to do leg lifts and squats while I dry my hair or dictate an email via my iPhone at a stop light. I highly recommend picking this one up!
What did you read in February? Any recommendations?
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