February was a month of average listens. I completed six books, none of which I’d strongly recommend, and none of which I’d tell you to avoid.
If I were to pick a favorite, I think it would be “The Power of Myth” by Joseph Campbell. Going into this book, I thought that it was going to be heavy on spiritual metaphor, and light on insight, but I was wrong… at least for the first half of the book. Campbell seems to have really figured some things out, and I found much of the early information useful, and insightful. But then he drifts into the world of spirit.
There were no books this month that I would put on the ‘waste of time list’, but “You Do You” by Sarah Knight is close to falling into that category. The book seems to be written as entertainment, and not as the self help it’s marketed as. She tries more than a bit too hard to be funny, and doesn’t go into any topic deep enough to allow for actionable steps… but, with that said, she does cover some very important topics.
Here is my February reading list, in the order that I listened to them:
Power Moves – Adam Grant ***.5
You Do You – Sarah Knight ***
American Philosophy: A Love Story – ***
The Consciousness Instinct – Michael Gazzaniga ***.5
The Power of Myth – Joseph Campbell ***.5
Willpower Doesn’t Work – Benjamin Hardy ***
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