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What I read this month – January edition

I’m back with another edition of what I read this month! In 2018, I read 97 books, the same as 2017. In 2019, I want to crush my record and aim for 100 books! So far so good!

1. Simply Keto: A Practical Approach to Health & Weight Loss, with 100+ Easy Low-Carb Recipes

I’m always on the lookout for a good keto cookbook! If you’ve been following my weight loss story, I’ve lost 10 pounds in January. 2019 is off to a good start!

2. Dr. Berg’s New Body Type Guide: Get Healthy Lose Weight & Feel Great

This book has been eye opening. It comes with a survey to determine your body type and suggests an appropriate diet for your body type. I learned a ton about hormones and their functions and opened up new ways to look at my health.

3. Three times a day, Tome 2

This is not a keto cookbook, but I like Marilou’s focus on clean ingredients. There are dairy free recipes, gluten free, nut free and they all look delish!

4. The Sun and Her Flowers

In 2018, I wanted to get into poetry and read Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur. This is the follow up. It is not conventional poetry and the topics of sexual abuse and love and belonging are still present.

5. Habit Stacking: 127 Small Changes to Improve Your Health, Wealth, and Happiness

This is my least favorite book in the bunch. It’s more of a list of habits that you can implement than anything else. Habit stacking is an interesting concept, combining a few habits in a stack to help remember to do them, but it is nothing groundbreaking.

6. The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium 2)

This is the follow up to the wildly popular The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The second tome is excellent and super entertaining. It is a great thriller and it made me want to watch the movies.

7. Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up

I’m watching the Marie Kondo series on Netflix and have been inspired to pickup this book. If you plan on reading it, make sure to start with her first book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. This book is a deep dive into the specifics of the method, with illustrations on how to fold and store your things. Great read!

8. La santé repensée (Health Rethinked)

This book seemed to me like a mish-mash of pseudoscience. The author recommends curing health illnesses with visualization and the like. Some parts of it were interesting, but it was a bit too woo-woo for a book on health.

As you can see, I’m right on target for my reading challenge! If you want to follow my challenge, you can add me on Goodreads!

What have you been reading in January? Let me know in the comments below!

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