What I read in January….

January Books

January was a busy month! Thanks to my birthday “Books and Bottles” party, being sick, and the Blizzard of 2016, I was able to read quite a lot between 1/12 and the end of the month.  I enjoyed the following books:

  • Thrive
  • The 22 Day Revolution
  • Better Than Before
  • Main Street Vegan
  • How Not to Die
  • One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey
  • Tipping Point
  • Frances and Bernard
  • Lake People

I kicked off the month with Thrive (unofficial January Book Club selection!) by Arianna Huffington.  Its a good book to kick off the New Year when everyone is on their grind.  It presents a strong message around living a balanced life and how to do it with concepts we’ve all heard before such as: meditation, sleep, exercise, eating well, giving, etc.  A nice deep dive and great perspective.

Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin was a cool read about habits.  I enjoyed a previous work by Rubin: The Happiness Project.  I’ve also read The Power of Habit and that book changed my perspective around why and how I do the things I do.  Better Than Before built on that concept.  Good read.

The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell was also a great read about how phenomenons occur and how to create your own tipping points in life and business.  As a sales person, I found this to be quite interesting and helpful.  I’ll always consider the things behind phenomenons, epidemics, rise in business, sensations, etc going forward.

After reading The 22 Day Revolution, I was inspired to give plant-based eating or going vegan a try.  I am currently at day 19 and really enjoy the benefits of a plant-based diet.  Upon my decision to go vegan, I read Main Street Vegan and How Not to Die-both of which I really enjoyed and read rather quickly.  Of all my January reads I would say these 3 books left a lasting impression on me.  Regardless of if you’re looking to go vegan or not, all 3 books present a VERY compelling case about plant-based eating.


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