#REIDREADS

#REIDREADS posts are dedicated to books I’ve read via Kindle, physical copy or my personal favorite (because you can speed up the reading), Audible, in a no bullshit-cut-to-the-point (biased) review at the end of every month.

“The best investment you can EVER make is in yourself.”

1. Mindsight

– Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.
[11 hrs and 45 mins]

Mindsight
Mindsight

 It mainly focused on patients beings treated by the author which is very eye-opening. Get into the mind of how a therapist thinks and how you may find relations with his patients and learn how, in your life, you can switch those regrettable situations, depressive emotions, and internal-mental-baggage. Hint: It all begins in the mind.

Available in: Kindle $5.99 || Hardcover $15.91 || Paperback $9.62 || Audiobook Free with Audible
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2. Super Memory: Speed Read, Recall Names, and Learn Faster

– Gary Small, Brian Tracy, Larry Iverson
[12 hrs and 12 mins]

Super Memory
Super Memory

 Through practical exercises and multiple teachers, Super Memory, at the very least, opens our minds to the possibility of what our brains can retain. It’s amazing how once we train our mind we can associate names and places quickly; we just have to know how to. It is more of a practical guide to learning how to organize events, names, places, and other things such as speeches to flow more smoothly. Although I didn’t do most of these exercises, it has encouraged me to practice speed reading, thus resulting in time saved when reading Kindles or physical books.

Available in: Audiobook Free with Audible
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3. Overdiagnosed: Making People Sick in Pursuit of Health

– Steven Woloshin, H. Gilbert Welch, Lisa M. Schwartz
[9 hrs and 40 mins]

Over-Diagnosed
Over-Diagnosed

 Interestingly enough, this read went in a different direction than I anticipated: less about health and more about how skewed our (American) Health system is, overall. Examples of people being diagnosed too early without confirmation are what drives sales. It fell flat to me as the ending is utterly abrupt with no definite conclusion yet, it did make me think: “Why are there advertisements of diseases and sickness in our media to get treated?” Fun answer: profit, baby.

Available in: Kindle $15.99 || Hardcover $9.95 || Paperback $11.83 || Audiobook Free with Audible
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4. How NOT to Die

How Not To Die
How Not To Die

– Michael Greger MD, Gene Stone
[17 hrs and 10 mins]

 As the before mention title fell flat on health and diet, How Not to Die is the complete opposite. If you thought eating chicken and eggs are part of a healthy lean diet, then boy is this the book you should read. As of writing this, it is by far the most detailed, informative, and what sold me with a great delivery about health, nutrition, and diet. Want to live a longer, happier, disease-free life? This title offers top of the line guidance with precise detail. A top Health-related book for me.

Available in: Kindle $14.99 || Hardcover $17.99 || Paperback $10.95 || Audiobook Free with Audible
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5. The TB12 Method

The TB12 Method
The TB12 Method

– Tom Brady
[6 hrs and 55 mins] Tom Brady is the best QB in the NFL to ever play the game. With his accomplishments, it created intrigue about Tom’s way of thinking, which I thought this book was about. This book is great but also comes off as an advertisement for Mr. Brady’s brand. This book is about his diet and exercises that he does to stay fit well into his 40’s while still playing the brutal game he loves. If you want health information, go with How Not To Die, which gives the same information on a healthy diet but in far greater detail. Fun fact: Tom Brady is mostly plant-based.

Available in: Kindle $14.99 || Hardcover $17.77 || Audiobook Free with Audible
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6. The Master Key System

– Charles F. Haanel
[5 hrs and 57 mins]

The Master Key System
The Master Key System

 A great book for those seeking to change your mindset. I had this on repeat for about a week on drives around town and doing standard grocery shopping. It’s an easy listen with insightful information (if not familiar with the books like The Secret or Think and Grow Rich). Although the author repeats himself, quite a few times, it highlights the importance of the power you have as an individual.

Available in: Kindle Free || Hardcover $10.98 || Paperback $3.99 || Audiobook Free with Audible
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7. The Secret

– Rhonda Byrne
[4 hrs and 27 mins]

The Secret
The Secret

 One of my top 5 books that changed my life, with proper application. Although I’ve read this book multiple times in my life, this month alone, I’ve put it on repeat three times, thanks to Mary’s new addiction to audible.  It’s basically the Bible for any person committing to thinking differently in a self-developmental aspect. Like any of these books, with proper life application, it has the possibility to be life-changing as this title was for Mary and I.

Available in: Kindle $11.99 || Hardcover $13.43 || Paperback $8.78 || Audiobook Free with Audible
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8. Secrets of the Millionaire Mind

– T. Harv Eker
[3 hrs and 19 mins]

Secrets of the Millionaire Mind
Secrets of the Millionaire Mind

 Although I’ve read this book multiple times, I re-read it again to start the month off right. It’s always a great read to get a scattered mind back to reality and focus on personal growth. T. Harv Eker is a top author in regards to wealth growth, with Secrets of the Millionaire Mind being a required book in my inventory for self-development. Millionaires, Billionaires, to individuals with zero dollars in their pocket, this book can help with dedicated application. Great read multiple times. I played this twice for myself this month and even Mary, who is new to the self-development world, enjoyed this one.

Available in: Kindle $13.99 || Hardcover $14.00 || Paperback $25.79 || Audiobook Free with Audible
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For February 2018, despite being short, I was able to complete 6 new books and replayed 2,  with How Not To Die being my favorite. I am currently reading Tribe of Mentors by Timothy Ferris on Kindle and just started Make Your Bed. This month was focused mainly on learning about the body-brain connectivity and overall, living a healthy lifestyle.

“Knowledge is power but only wisdom is liberty.” 

Will Durant

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Wanderlustyle is a travel orientated blog by Reid and Maryrose, a Hawaii-based couple in the pursuit to help others live a venturesome lifestyle. They love to explore new places, document their adventures, relieve their travel experiences via written word, and share tips along the way in hopes for the reader to achieve the best out of their journeys. If you would like to know more, visit the "About Us" section to really understand the lifestyle they hope to cultivate in others!

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