As many of you may know, I luuurrrvvee to read. Every night before bed, I try to read for at least 15-20 minutes (sometimes longer or shorter, depending on my level of sleepiness. Let's not go into detail about how many times I have literally dropped my Kindle on my head zonking out in the middle of a paragraph).
Lately I've been reading much more non-fiction, which is maybe a reaction against all the 13 year old fantasy "literature" I read over the summer. (I just needed something MINDLESS, okay?)
Here are a few of the books I'm in the middle of for October:
Outdated: Why Dating is Ruining Your Love Life by Samhita Mukhopadhyay
So, this book is rocking. my. world. I've mentioned it a time or two here on the blog, or at least, what I'm learning from it.
Samhita (who is also the executive editor of Feministing) started writing the book in reaction to the countless dating books out there that just, you know, suck. It's a feminist approach to dating and relationships, and while it sounds like it'd be all bra-burny and whatnot, it's not. In reality, this is actually the first dating book I've ever read that is very pro let's-not-be-awful-to-each-other-anymore-k?
I'd recommend it for anyone who is tired of the dating scene or feels like he/she can't win at love.
The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown
I fell in love with Brene Brown after hearing this TED talk...which, like Outdated, also rocked. my. world. (Take 15 minutes of your day and watch it. For serious.) After hunting down one of her studies on Shame Resilience Theory, I knew I wanted to read more. I'm just a few pages into this one, but I can already tell I'm going to have many, many, "Holy fuck, there goes everything I used to know" moments.
The Four Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris
Yeah, yeah. I'm pretty much the only American to have not read this book yet. AND CLEARLY, I AM SUFFERING, since I am still poor, living in Ohio, and last I checked, still a lady who works more than 4 hours a week. DAMMIT.
So I finally picked it up, and I must say...it's not terrible. To be honest, it's nothing crazily ground-breaking, but it does require a subtle shift in thinking when it comes to your work and what you do. I'm digging it, but like all things written by young, manic entrepreneurs who have more money than they know what to do with and a ludicrous amount of pictures of themselves flexing on their websites, I'm digging it within reason.
What are you reading this month? What's rocking your socks off?