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

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Okay, time for the wrap-up of the month! It’s week 44 of 2016 and I’ve finished reading 3 non-fiction books. Here goes the list:

The “Read” list of September, 2016:


  1. The Cozy Life: Rediscover the Joy of the Simple Things Through the Danish Concept of Hygge by Pia Edberg: I saw this book being recommended in a group and I decided to give it a try. I wanted to know what “hygge” was and it was a nice fast read full of good vibes.
  2. Declutter Your Mind: How to Stop Worrying, Relieve Anxiety, and Eliminate Negative Thinking (Mindfulness Books Series Book 1) by S.J. Scott, Barrie Davenport: I am on a quest to understand anxiety and learn to be more relaxed. This book brings a compilation of various techniques to bring us more mindfulness.
  3. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: This book was written in 1990 and it felt so fresh! I finally understood the concept of “flow”. And the interesting thing is that flow is not so dependent on external factor but it is fully a consequence of our minds. It was an enlightening read!

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

Yeah, I can’t myself and here goes more 6 titles to my “to-read” pile:


  1. The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Achieving More with Less by Richard Koch: Another classic book. I’ve known the 80/20 principle for years but I have never read anything specific or deep about it. Here is my chance!
  2. The Happiness Trap: How To Stop Struggling And Start Living by Russ Harris, Steven C. Hayes: I don’t remember who suggested me this book but I heard it was a good one.
  3. Smart Thinking: Three Essential Keys to Solve Problems, Innovate, and Get Things Done by Art Markman: I am never tired of getting things done!
  4. How to Live a Good Life by Jonathan Fields: I spotted this title on some blog post about minimalism, I guess. It is a new release and the comments about it convinced me I should give it a try.
  5. Introvert Power: Why Your Inner Life Is Your Hidden Strength by Laurie A. Helgoe: I’ve become more and more interested in introverts’ characteristics. I am introvert myself so this subject is fascinating to me.
  6. Grimspace (Sirantha Jax, #1) by Ann Aguirre: Sci-fi romance!

And what is next?

The 4 Hour Workweek” by Timothy Ferriss is still on my radar.

But I also will definitely read The Mindful Geek: Mindfulness Meditation for Secular Skeptics (Kindle Edition) by Michael Taft

And, for my French practice “Stupeur et tremblements by Amélie Nothomb is next.

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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