Tuesday, February 9, 2016

My February 2016 Reads

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I have one of the same goals in 2016 as I had in 2015. 

Read one book per month.

It worked well for me last year, though I did miss a few months, and I would like to continue this same goal this year.

In December 2015, I started a book called
I Will Teach You To Be Rich.  This book is written by Ramit Sethi and is described as a 6-week personal finance program that works.  I continued this book in January 2016, but still have a few more chapters to finish.  Because it is a book that requires action and I have been reviewing each chapter on my blog, it is taking longer than usual to complete.  Therefore, one of my reads for February 2016 is I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi.


​​​​​As part of our Christmas tradition, there are two items that the people in my household receives every Christmas eve.
1) Pajamas
2) A book

This year, I decided to get my husband an
adult coloring book with colored pencils.  I brought my daughter a Melissa & Doug coloring book and jumbo triangular crayon set.  My husband gave me two books. 
One of which is based on T.D. Jakes #1 New York Times Best Seller entitled, Instinct: The Power to Unleash your Inborn Drive.  This is not the actual book, but rather the Daily Readings version of this book that provides 100 insights that will uncover, sharpen and activate your instincts.  I started this in January 2016 and will continue reading an excerpt each day until I finish.  According to my calculations, the 100th day of 2016 is April 9th, so be prepared to hear about INSTINCT Daily Readings: 100 Insights That Will Uncover, Sharpen and Activate Your Instincts for the next few months. Since each reading is only 2-3 pages, I will still be able to add a new book each month, without causing too much of an inconvenience.


The second book that my husband gave me is entitled, Make It Happen: Surrender Your Fear. Take the Leap. Live on Purpose., by Lara Casey.  I’ve never heard of this book or author, but apparently it got 4 ½ out of 5 stars on Amazon.  Also, a very popular lifestyle blogger (Mattie James of Mattieologie.com) mentioned this on her Periscope about her list of "to read" books for 2016.  Judging by these indications, I think this’ll be a good one to read.  Plus, my husband clearly has an idea of the things I struggle with and is attempting to provide me with assistance in overcoming my fears and taking the leap.  J  I will definitely give a full review once I am done.
 What books are you reading in February 2016?


  1. Well I'm working on reading a book a month as well. Right now I'm reading Birthing Justice, Black Women, Pregnancy and Childbirth. It's a great read.
    Here's a little excerpt "Research on granny midwives documents midwives' role during the Transatlantic Slave Trade and post-Emancipation within black communities, illustrates how granny midwifery was not considered a true occupation because grannies lacked formal education and training, and discusses efforts employed to eliminate southern black midwives from birthing work in the early 20th century. Importantly, granny midwives had decades of experience birthing black and white children and taught many newly minted doctors how to attend births. In fact, black midwives successfully attended almost 80% of black and white births in the American South" I love this book it's so informative. Not sure what my next read is but definitely open for suggestions.

    1. That's great! Reading is so important and I'm really trying to do it regularly, this year. I fell off over the past few years.

      That book sounds interesting, especially considering your occupation. My only rule of thumb for my monthly picks is that I try to alternate the type of book that I read each month. If I read a personal finance book one month, then I don't choose another personal finance book the next month. The next month I may pick a book on spirituality and the next month I may pick a book on personal/professional development and so on.

      Also, whenever I hear of a book or someone recommends something that sounds interesting, I automatically add it to my Amazon Wish List. I don't always buy the book from Amazon (I'm a library girl), but the Wish List provides a good location to store all of my book ideas.

      I have plenty of suggestions. Just let me know the topic that you're interested in.