What I read this month : November Edition

what i read in november

Here I am again with my book list for the month! I hope you’ve enjoyed last month’s installment? Inspired by Gretchen Rubin, I plan to make these posts a regular thing on the blog. Here’s goes my list for November!

1. When Breath Becomes Air Air by Paul Kalanithi

This is a memoir I’ve heard so much about that I decided to pick it up on a whim. I listened to the audiobook which was really great. The author describes his experience as a neurosurgeon dealing with terminal cancer. His writing is literally haunting. Unfortunatly, he hasn’t been able to conclude his memoir, the illness progressing too fast. His wife completed the memoir, writing about his last moments and his legacy. A beautiful piece of littérature.

2. Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking by Samin Nosrat

Unconventional read for a productivity blog, but I throroughly enjoyed this cookbook. Informing us about the science behind the elements of good cooking, Samin is not only informative, but also very funny. This book goes in depth and is beautifully illustrated by vivid watercolors. If you’re interested in improving your cooking skills, this is a great book to start with.

3. Jung: A Complete Introduction by Dr. Phil Gross

The book club pick for the Boho Berry Book Club this month was Women Who Run with the Wolves. I started the book at the beginning of the month, but I felt that my knowledge of archetypes and Jungian psychology was not adequate to fully grasp the content of the book. So I went to the public library and checked out a pile of books about Jung. This was by far the most exhaustive and interesting one, so I read it through and through. I now picked up Women who run with the wolves again and feel much more competent to comprehend it fully.

4. Volcanic Momentum by Jordan Ring

I’ve been contacted by a fellow blogger and authorpreneur called Jordan Ring who kindly offered to send me his latest book, all about goals and creating momentum to achieve them. I’ve been super interested in reading his ideas about goal setting, especially his take on Destiny goals, the grandest goals that we can set for the sake of others. Stay tuned for my full review in an upcoming blog post!

5. La psychanalyse (Psychoanalysis) by Daniel Lagache

In my quest to better understand Women who run with the wolves, I stumbled across this short synthesis of psychoanalysis and the school of Freud. I figured by reading it that Jung and Freud had very different takes on psychoanalysis, Freud being more geared towards sexuality and Jung leaning more to the occult side of things. Reading both sides of the coin gave me a better perspective about the subject.

I haven’t read much this month but I plan to get more reading done in December as I have rekindled my interest in the Miracle Morning and been getting up at 5 AM in the past week. I plan on keeping this up and getting more reading done in the AM.

What have you read this month? I’m always up for new recommendations!


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