Books and learning are very much a part of what keeps things vibrant here at Clarity Virtual Support. This being the case, I’d like to share my goodreads book reviews from time to time. I would love to share meaningful things I’ve learned with you and would love even more for you to share your insights with me!
It’s difficult to pinpoint the exact genre of books I enjoy the most, but many of them might fall into the “self-improvement” category. They’re non-fiction books that apply to practical life that I can learn from and can maybe even improve myself in the process! Some examples include, “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance” by Angela Duckworth, “Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams” by Matthew Walker, and “The Happiness Curve: Why Life Gets Better After 50” by Jonathan Rauch.
I also enjoy reading non-fiction where I can learn about different people and events. Many of them probably fall into the category of memoir, but not all. Some examples include, “The Girl With Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story” by Hyeonseo Lee, “Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love” by Dani Shapiro, and “The Waiting: The True Story of a Lost Child, a Lifetime of Longing, and a Miracle for a Mother Who Never Gave Up” by Cathy LaGrow, which happens to be my all-time favorite book. It’s a moving and incredible true story.
Not So Much
I enjoy some fiction too but don’t find myself reading it nearly as much as books that fall into the above categories. One mark against fiction is that I’m often frustrated with the way the story plays out. I feel like saying, “you created this story from your own imagination which means you could have come up with a better ending!” Life is hard enough without having to read about dreary or sad things that never really happened (I’m looking at you, Kate Morton. I’m forever traumatized by “The Forgotten Garden.”)
Thank you for letting me share a bit of my reading background with you! If you’ve read any of the books I review, please share your thoughts in the comments section and feel free to send any recommendations or book reviews you may want to share my way. Connecting over a good book would be lovely 🙂