Books I Read in February

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Once again, my laundry list of books I read in February which more than likely will only appeal to the bookworms. I am okay with that. I hope the other bibliophiles on this blog will find some fun treasures.



Audible or CD Versions

Rising Strong as a Spiritual Practice

by Brené Brown

Even though Bréné’s language — on occasion — is a tad more colorful than I am used to I absolutely love the woman because she is so real. She embodies authenticity which is utterly endearing to me in a culture where so many feel the need to create facades. She does not make apologies for who she is (nor should she). She comes across had open-hearted and gosh is she funny!

I also love her message which never fails to inspire me to reach higher and to be all I can be.

Another live altering teaching.

[Audible or CDs]


Braving the Wilderness

by Brené Brown

Bréné’s newest book was — as usual — inspiring but also thought-provoking. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

[Audible] or [Book]


Books I Read in February


Books and Kindle Versions

Yang Sheng: Nurturing Life

by Jeremy Cornish, LAc.

This book is less than $6 and only has 30 pages. It has some interesting points and is focused on the Chinese “gentle” method of living and nurturing life.



Be a People Person: Effective Leadership Through Effective Relationships

I know John C. Maxwell is a beloved author. A friend of mine loved him enough to become a coach via his organization. I wasn’t crazy about this book. It does contain some good information. I just found it boring. It is just a personal preference I am sure and no way reflects on the author.

[Book] or [Audible]


The Amen Solution: The Brain Healthy Way to Get Thinner, Smarter, Happier

by Daniel G. Amen

I don’t follow diets at least, I no longer follow diets. However, I do like reading about them on occasion. I was curious about Dr. Amen’s view on diet. I was disappointed. This is another count your calories book and in this aspect, I found nothing new. I did, however, enjoy his list of brain healthy foods.

By the way, Dr. Amen is a psychiatrist, not a nutritionist.

[Book] or [Audible]


Enlightenweight: Cultivate the Garden Within

The Kindle version of this book is free if you have Kindle Unlimited.Kindle Unlimited.

This is an interesting book on nutrition based on Chinese medicine. I find Eastern medicine fascinating and this book was interesting.




Started and Abandoned Audiobooks

Miracles Now: 108 Life-Changing Tools for Less Stress, More Flow, and Finding Your True Purpose

by Gabrielle Bernstein

I didn’t make it far in the book. I am sure it has useful and wise tools. However, it did not capture my attention and I was already familiar with the first few tools. I may come back to this audiobook in the future.

I have to cull my booklist as I have long lists — yes, plural — of books to read and I have chosen not to stay with books which don’t enthrall me.Time is too short for anything else when you are a bookworm like me.

[Audible] [Book]


The Power of Receiving: A Revolutionary Approach to Giving Yourself the Life You Want and Deserve

After listening to the introduction, I really wanted to like it. I was curious. However, I don’t know if it was the writing style or the narration but after a few chapters, I realized I could not recall much of what I had listened to. This book could not capture my attention.

[Audible] [Book]

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