Reading matter(s) of the month: July, 2016

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So let’s see what filled my musings this month. We are at the 31st week of 2016 and I’ve finished reading 3 non-fiction books all related to organization. This was a month dedicated to reviewing my projects and GTD system. I decided to implement my actions using Todoist, and I’m loving it! I also took some days off to rest and be with my family so I didn’t spend too much time reading. So here goes my list:

The “Read” list of July, 2016:


  1. Packing Light: The Normal Person’s Guide to Carry-On-Only Travel
    by Fred Perrotta: I started reading the Packsmith blog which brings packing tips from Tortuga Backpacks. The book is a collection of articles on how to pack carry-on’s and it is filled with great advice. You can choose to be an extreme minimal carry-on traveler or a more normal one. I enjoyed the hacks!
  2. Your Digital Life: Everything you need to know to get your life organised and put technology to work for you by Carl Pullein: In my quest for a better GTD system I started testing Todoist (and soon became a premium subscriber) and then searched for info on how to implement GTD with it. I stumbled upon this amazing You Tube channel by Carl Pullein with valuable videos about GTD, Evernote and Todoist. Then I discovered he had published this book and I immediately started reading it. I loved it! It helped me set up my system and I am still getting so much value from it!
  3. Casa Organizada: A arte da organização para transformar a casa e a rotina de quem não tem tempo by Thais Godinho: This is a book about home organization by a Brazilian author. She has a huge site about organization (Vida Organizada) and is a reference in the subject. It is relatively short and has some nice tips and methods to plan and manage our house chores, cleaning checklists, meal planning and space organization.

The added “To-Read” list of July, 2016:

  1. Tibetan Buddhism and Modern Physics: Toward a Union of Love and Knowledge by Vic Mansfield, Dalai Lama XIV: I got this recommendation from Dr. Shini Somara, who is host of the Crash Course Physics
  2. The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness by Dave Ramsey: Another subject that got my attention this month is financial plans.
  3. Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence: Revised and Updated for the 21st Century by Vicki Robin, Joe Dominguez: One more about finances because it is always good to have a second opinion.
  4. Les Fourmis by Bernard Werber: a French sci-fi book that I want to delve into this year.

The “I am still reading and haven’t finished yet” pile of July, 2016:

  1. The Complete Persepolis (Persepolis) by Marjane Satrapi, Mattias Ripa
  2. Rhapsody: Child of Blood (Symphony of Ages #1) by Elizabeth Haydon

See you next month! Happy reading!

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Nerdy. Minimalist in progress, swimmer, skeptic. I love reading so I don't leave without my Kindle.

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