#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.”
– Gabrielle Bernstein
[5 hrs and 10 mins]
This book translated nothing new as opposed to her other Title, “The Universe Has Your Back”, in regards to self-improvement. Her approach to this was geared toward her past experiencers constantly and usually ended with a paraphrase of how her past products (that you can buy online) have helped her “let go”. This book, however, was far better than “The Life-Changing Magic Of Not Giving A Fuck” by a long shot, which is essentially the same message with more profanity. Overall, if you are in search of self-realization/self-care book, I’d highly recommend “The Surrender Experiment” by Michael A. Singer.
Available in: Kindle $13.99 || Hardcover $15.69 || Paperback $16.00 || Audiobook Free with Audible
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– Bill Bryson
[5 hrs and 39 mins]
A quick and easy way to refresh your mind on some major historical events/topics while learning some new things. If you’re a history buff, you’ll enjoy it although with History being so vast, it’s an impossible journey for one person to summarize human history in one title.
– Marcus Aurelius
[5 hrs and 11 mins]
One of the world’s greatest stoic minds and more so, a teacher whose lessons are still relatable in modern times. Marcus Aurelius brings the reality that we are all the same dealing with very similar situations and problems in life and it can all be changed through small mindset changes practiced daily. Great book – highly recommended.
– Russell Brand
[7 hrs and 54 mins]
We are all addicted to something in some way or another whether we realize that or not and Russell Brand makes it clear how we have the ability to change some bad habits. What I like about Russell’s books is the delivery, writing skill and passion of behind his titles. Although I didn’t obtain much new information, other than learning more about Mr. Brands past, it was still entertaining and better than a mind-numbing Netflix show!
– Carla L. Rueckert
[10 hours and 19 minutes]
Approach with an open mind. This is more spiritual and new-age religion type of theme. Yet, it is still correlated to how we can all be a better human in this temporary time and enjoy all life has to offer as we are all One. We are all connected.
– Sarah Knight
[3 hours and 54 minutes]
My least desirable read for this Month of May. I thoroughly enjoyed Marie Condo’s minimalistic lifestyle approach taught via “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.” Unfortunately, Sarah Knight play on the original title couldn’t save her from herself. She comes across as bitter in some “example” scenarios as well as holding on to something from her past, in regards to family and children in general. I lost interest many times as it became the same topic of how to avoid family or say fuck you to them, generally. NOT recommended.
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For May, I read a total of 6 audible books. My favorite read this month is Meditations of Marcus Aurelius.
“Knowledge is power but only wisdom is liberty.”
– Will Durant
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