One More Look at December? (December 2020 Reads)
I know we all want to put December in the rearview, but it's worth a quick post to finish off the year highlighting the books I read in December. Top to bottom, Gary John Bishop didn't disappoint with his newest book Wise As Fu*k as he continues to guide and remind us all that life is short and we need to be willing to take action.
N.K. Jemisin's The Stone Sky caps off The Broken Earth Trilogy and I found it to be a solid conclusion to the trilogy; bringing storylines together and doing a solid job explaining the magic and mystery of the world they live in. I found the tie-ins to the world stronger in Book Three making all three come together.
Paco Underhill's Why We Buy is a fascinating look into the science of shopping and how stores can better understand their customers. If you own/run a store this book is gold. Sadly, it didn't dive into the psychology of shopping as I'd hoped so it fell a bit flat for me.
Will Schwalbe's The End of Your Life Book Club is an emotional and powerful journey through the lives of Will and his dying mother and the books they love along the way. A beautiful read that showcases the power of books to bring people together despite the most challenging of circumstances.
Mingyur Rinpoche's In Love With the World made my Top 3 list for spiritual books this year I wrote more extensively about it in my previous post so check that one out.
Ken Rusk's Blue-Collar Cash is a refreshing look at the world outside of secondary education and how anyone can thrive in today's world without having to go to University. A refreshing look at the world of trades, blue-collar work, and the opportunities that are out there.
James Clear's Atomic Habits would make my Top 10 List again this year had I not read the book previously. One of the best books out there in the self-development space. Easy to read. Easy to implement. Easy to take action. That's all you need.