June proved to be a good month of reading, with 12 books and three that I’d recommend.
My top picks are “Altered Traits”, “Building a Story Brand”, and “Wired for Dating” – The first is about the benefits of meditation on the brain, the second is about the importance of telling a story rather than selling a product, and the third is about attachment theory and how to be successful in relationship.
Of my three 4 star books, I’d have to give “Wired For Dating” the nod for best listen. This is a really insightful book, delving into the nature of attachment, and how it plays out in adult relationships. If you want to better understand what pulls your strings, and those of your partners, past and present, read this book.
My least favorite book of the month was “Bluefishing” by Steve Sims. It’s essentially a book written by an extreme extrovert, who encourages everyone to be fearless in their social engagements. It’s like Shaquille O’Neal encouraging people to be 7’1″ in order to be better at basketball. There is very little, if any value in this book .
Here are my 12 listens in June, in the order that I read them:
Emotional Agility – Susan David ***
What do you care what other people think – Richard Feynman ***
Bluefishing – Steve Sims **.5
Overcoming Life’s Disappointments – **.5
Perfectly Reasonable – Richard Feynman ***
Altered Traits – Daniel Goleman – Richard Davidson ****
Denialism – Michael Specter ***.5
I Could Do Anything If Only I Knew What it Was – **.5
The Craving Mind – Judson Brewer ***.5
Now You See it – Cathy Davidson ***
Building a Story Brand – Donald Miller ****
Wired for Dating – Stan Tatkin ****
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