Here’s a quick update about my goal to read 30 books between my 29th and 30th birthday!
The day my mom died, my friend S mentioned that she’d set a goal to read 30 books by her 30th birthday. I was not in a good frame of mind at the moment (I mean, my mom had just died less than 2 hours prior), but the idea stuck with me. I like to read, and I needed an escape from the reality of what had just happened. What better way to do that than to obsessively read books until the grief receded a bit? I don’t think that was the idea, but I think reading has helped me cope with the reality of my new role in life a lot better than I would have on my own.
I’d already read 5 books since turning 29 that I could remember, so I started my list with those (actually 1-4 and 7 are those first 5–I’d forgotten about Keto Clarity when first making the list) .
I’ve read a ton since that day back in January, and I’ve tried to review as many as I can here on the blog. Check out my book reviews section for those.
I’ll be 30 in just a little over 3 months, and I’m well on my way to blowing this goal out of the water. Don’t believe me? Check out the list below (disclaimer: these are all affiliate links):
- Making Babies by Sami David and Jill Blakeway
- Grain Brain by David Perlmutter
- Wheat Belly by William Davis
- Wheat Belly Total Health by William Davis
- Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
- You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero
- Keto Clarity by Jimmy Moore and Eric Westman
- Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
- F*ck Feelings by Michael Bennett
- How to Blog for Profit Without Selling Your Soul by Ruth Soukup
- The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod
- Lucky Bitch by Denise Duffield-Thomas
- Get Rich, Lucky Bitch by Denise Duffield-Thomas
- The Emotional Edge by Crystal Andrus Morissette
- Self-Coaching by Joseph Luciani
- How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
- The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
- Better than Before by Gretchen Rubin
- Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin
- Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
- Beyond Blue by Therese Borchard
- Year of No Sugar by Eve O. Schaub
- Say Goodbye to Survival Mode by Crystal Paine
- The Impatient Woman’s Guide to Getting Pregnant by Jean Twenge
- The Prime by Kulreet Chaudhary
- Managing Your Depression by Susan Noonan
- Be Fearless by Jonathan Alpert
- Fat Chance by Robert Lustig, M.D.
Only 2 more to go! Getting a library card that allows me to access thousands of ebooks that I can check out and return from home has been awesome for me. I was spending way too much on kindle books prior to that. Some of the books have been misses (a lot of the ones that reference the “Law of Attraction” had me kind of saying “meh” and trying to suspend my disbelief), but many of them have been pretty good. Also signing up for Blogging for Books has been awesome because I get a free book to read and review every few weeks.
Some were recommended on some of my favorite blogs, some popped up on Amazon while I was looking at other books, and some were just books I was curious about reading.
Have you read some of these books? What do you think of them? Have any recommendations for me based on the reading list above? Think I can make it 50 by 30? Let me know in the comments below!
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