What Are You Reading Right Now? Here’s My List.
Posted July 23, 2008on:
I always have a few books going at the same time. I love to read good fiction, but it seems that I’m reading more and more self-improvement and self help books the last few years – and I’m not sure that’s a good thing.
In any case, here’s what’s on my bedside shelf at the moment:
Delivered from Distraction, by Edward M. Hallowell, MD and John J. Ratey, MD: this is a book about Adult Attention Deficit Disorder. I started to think I might be suffering from ADD, until I found the next book. One piece of advice that is appropriate for everyone: find work you love.
Refuse to Choose, by Barbara Sher: another good book from Barbara Sher, who writes about career and life satisfaction. This one is about a group of folks she calls “scanners”; people who don’t discover one true path in life or work because they have so many interests and passions that call to them – that’s me for sure!
Leaven of Malice, by Robertson Davies: a wonderful, funny satire about the clash of big egos in a small Canadian town.
The Reluctant Fundamentalist, by Mohsin Hamid: I’m reading this one for my book group. It’s about a Pakistani man who is on the fast track to achieving the American Dream when 9-11 changes everything.
Coach Yourself to Success, by Talane Miedaner: I don’t love everything about this book, but there are one or two chapters that were thought-provoking and interesting.
It’s All Too Much, by Peter Walsh: I have to confess I’m not reading this word-for-word, but as far as I can tell, Peter Walsh is helping to popularize the idea that decluttering is about more than getting rid of stuff and getting organized; he acknowledges the emotional issues that go along with clutter and urges readers to envision the life they’d like to have – good stuff.
Elminate Chaos, by Laura Leist: Laura is more about getting organized than delving into emotional stuff, but her book has helped me tackle some of my messiest problems.
The Splendid Table’s How to Eat Supper, by Lynne Rossetto Kasper and Sally Swift: I’m always reading a cookbook, and this is my latest favorite. It’s friendly and easy to read and the recipe for brined shrimp is incredible!
I would love to hear what you all are reading these days. Beach fiction? Self-help? Sci-Fi? War and Peace?? Let me know!