The Power of Habit
The Power of Habit

By Charles Duhigg

A really digestible and fun read on how habits are formed, and how we can identify the triggers that shape our habits. Sociological and historical examples make it a relatable, easy read.

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The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up
The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up

By Marie Kondo

There was a lot of hype around this book in 2015. (For good reason.) Not everyone needs to read this book...but if your stuff is causing you emotional stress, I recommend it! Not only did I go from losing my keys, glasses, and wallet at least four times a week to misplacing those things maybe once a month after going through the decluttering process—I also started sleeping through the night more regularly.

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Big Magic
Big Magic

By Elizabeth Gilbert

(I audiobooked it. Narration by the author is great.)

Fun read. I pull from my memory bank on this one when I start to get fearful about my own creative process. 

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Rising Strong
Rising Strong

By Brené Brown

This book is about what happens in the space between falling flat on your face and mustering up the strength to pull yourself back up again. That awkward, painful space. We don't talk about it nearly enough. There are a lot of nuggets in this one, and I gather everyone might gain a little something different from it. Personally, I gained insight from the chapter that explores whether or not people, in general, are always doing their best.

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The Disaster Artist
The Disaster Artist

By Greg Sestero

If you're a fan of (The Citizen Kane of Bad Movies) The Room, ohhhhhmygoddddd, read this booooooook. Hilarious. Read it before you see James Franco's adaptation for maximum Room-related nerdom.

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Essentialism
Essentialism

By Greg McKeown

(Audiobooked this one, author narrates.)

Loved this book so hard.

"By forcing us to apply a more selective criteria for what is Essential, the disciplined pursuit of less empowers us to reclaim control of our own choices about where to spend our precious time and energy – instead of giving others the implicit permission to choose for us."

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How to Think Like a Great Graphic Designer
How to Think Like a Great Graphic Designer

By Debbie Millman

(Steer clear of the audiobook, the narrator doesn't know how to pronounce segue :( amongst other distracting things.)

This interview-format book doesn't tell you how to think, rather, it gives you insight into the differences between the way people think, and approach their life/work/practice. Thumbs up.

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How to Fly a Horse
How to Fly a Horse

By Kevin Ashton

(Audiobooked it, narrator's good.)

To Create is human.

What leads to eventual breakthroughs in science, technology, medicine, and commerce? A lot of time, and a lot of people building off of other people's trials and errors. Much of this history is skewed and forgotten in that time. Fun book, great for perspective. 

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Getting Things Done
Getting Things Done

By David Allen

If you forget to break every big big project down into itty bitty bite-sized tasks like I often do, read this book. I heard Howard Stern recommended this book on his show, and now I'm recommending it to you. It's helped me change my habits when approaching work BIG TIME.

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I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution
I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution

By Rob Tannenbaum and Craig Marks

SO FREAKING FUN.

Did I mention this book is FUN?

Written exclusively in short bits from the perspective of everyone and anyone involved in the MTV story. You don't even need to read it front-to-back for it to be fun.

Gives a lot more context to this clip of David Bowie confronting Mark Goodman about the lack of Black artists being played at the time.

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Mindset
Mindset

By Carol Dweck

Studies on growth-based and fixed-based mindset.

What's on the cover comes off as a bit cheesy, but I promise, this is a great read. Especially if you're working with/raising children in any capacity. It's helped me become more aware of my own thought-processes.

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Thinking, Fast and Slow
Thinking, Fast and Slow

By Daniel Kahneman

Full disclosure: I'm still only a couple of chapters in.

This book deals with the systems of the mind that drive the way we think, and cognitive bias. The author encourages us to explore and talk about this bias. Really fascinating if you're into deconstructing why people (including yourself) think and act the way they do.

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Annihilation
Annihilation

By Jeff VanderMeer

Book 1 in the Southern Reach Trilogy.

Wahoo! I managed to squeeze some fiction in. And weird sci-fi/mystery at that. Recommended, but be warned, if you read this, you're in it for the trilogy.

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Working on Yourself Doesn't Work
Working on Yourself Doesn't Work

By Ariel and Shya Kane

The gist: there's actually nothing wrong with you. The book walks through the concept of living in the moment. If you liked Deepak Chopra's The Power of Now, this is a condensed version that speaks in layman's terms.

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The Power of Habit
The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Big Magic
Rising Strong
The Disaster Artist
Essentialism
How to Think Like a Great Graphic Designer
How to Fly a Horse
Getting Things Done
I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution
Mindset
Thinking, Fast and Slow
Annihilation
Working on Yourself Doesn't Work
The Power of Habit

By Charles Duhigg

A really digestible and fun read on how habits are formed, and how we can identify the triggers that shape our habits. Sociological and historical examples make it a relatable, easy read.

Amazon >

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up

By Marie Kondo

There was a lot of hype around this book in 2015. (For good reason.) Not everyone needs to read this book...but if your stuff is causing you emotional stress, I recommend it! Not only did I go from losing my keys, glasses, and wallet at least four times a week to misplacing those things maybe once a month after going through the decluttering process—I also started sleeping through the night more regularly.

Amazon >

Big Magic

By Elizabeth Gilbert

(I audiobooked it. Narration by the author is great.)

Fun read. I pull from my memory bank on this one when I start to get fearful about my own creative process. 

Amazon >

Rising Strong

By Brené Brown

This book is about what happens in the space between falling flat on your face and mustering up the strength to pull yourself back up again. That awkward, painful space. We don't talk about it nearly enough. There are a lot of nuggets in this one, and I gather everyone might gain a little something different from it. Personally, I gained insight from the chapter that explores whether or not people, in general, are always doing their best.

Amazon >

The Disaster Artist

By Greg Sestero

If you're a fan of (The Citizen Kane of Bad Movies) The Room, ohhhhhmygoddddd, read this booooooook. Hilarious. Read it before you see James Franco's adaptation for maximum Room-related nerdom.

Amazon >

Essentialism

By Greg McKeown

(Audiobooked this one, author narrates.)

Loved this book so hard.

"By forcing us to apply a more selective criteria for what is Essential, the disciplined pursuit of less empowers us to reclaim control of our own choices about where to spend our precious time and energy – instead of giving others the implicit permission to choose for us."

Amazon >

How to Think Like a Great Graphic Designer

By Debbie Millman

(Steer clear of the audiobook, the narrator doesn't know how to pronounce segue :( amongst other distracting things.)

This interview-format book doesn't tell you how to think, rather, it gives you insight into the differences between the way people think, and approach their life/work/practice. Thumbs up.

Amazon >

How to Fly a Horse

By Kevin Ashton

(Audiobooked it, narrator's good.)

To Create is human.

What leads to eventual breakthroughs in science, technology, medicine, and commerce? A lot of time, and a lot of people building off of other people's trials and errors. Much of this history is skewed and forgotten in that time. Fun book, great for perspective. 

Amazon >

Getting Things Done

By David Allen

If you forget to break every big big project down into itty bitty bite-sized tasks like I often do, read this book. I heard Howard Stern recommended this book on his show, and now I'm recommending it to you. It's helped me change my habits when approaching work BIG TIME.

Amazon >

I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution

By Rob Tannenbaum and Craig Marks

SO FREAKING FUN.

Did I mention this book is FUN?

Written exclusively in short bits from the perspective of everyone and anyone involved in the MTV story. You don't even need to read it front-to-back for it to be fun.

Gives a lot more context to this clip of David Bowie confronting Mark Goodman about the lack of Black artists being played at the time.

Amazon >

Mindset

By Carol Dweck

Studies on growth-based and fixed-based mindset.

What's on the cover comes off as a bit cheesy, but I promise, this is a great read. Especially if you're working with/raising children in any capacity. It's helped me become more aware of my own thought-processes.

Amazon >

 

Thinking, Fast and Slow

By Daniel Kahneman

Full disclosure: I'm still only a couple of chapters in.

This book deals with the systems of the mind that drive the way we think, and cognitive bias. The author encourages us to explore and talk about this bias. Really fascinating if you're into deconstructing why people (including yourself) think and act the way they do.

Amazon >

Annihilation

By Jeff VanderMeer

Book 1 in the Southern Reach Trilogy.

Wahoo! I managed to squeeze some fiction in. And weird sci-fi/mystery at that. Recommended, but be warned, if you read this, you're in it for the trilogy.

Amazon >

 

Working on Yourself Doesn't Work

By Ariel and Shya Kane

The gist: there's actually nothing wrong with you. The book walks through the concept of living in the moment. If you liked Deepak Chopra's The Power of Now, this is a condensed version that speaks in layman's terms.

Amazon >

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