What I’ve been reading: March 2019

Nonfiction! It’s been a glorious month of nonfiction reading.

Only one novel appears on the list of books I finished reading in March, though Middlemarch provides a steady drumbeat these days.

Here’s the nonfiction-heavy list of the books I read in March…

Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t by Simon Sinek

3 words: story-based, engaging, enlightening

Give this book a whirl if you like… learning about psychology of leadership, memorable stories that convey key information, learning about brain chemicals

Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

3 words: strong, positive, thought-provoking

Give this book a whirl if you like… well-reasoned, thoughtful, thought-provoking rationale for feminism; practical advice for feminists; thinking about raising strong daughters

Can’t Nothing Bring Me Down: Chasing Myself in the Race Against Time by Ida Keeling with Anita Diggs

3 words: conversational, persevering, real

Give this book a whirl if you like… strong women overcoming difficulties, African American autobiographies, runners’ memoirs, focusing on the future during hard times

Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata

3 words: quirky, first person, neurodiverse

Give this book a whirl if you like… first-person narratives, Japanese daily life, characters on the autism spectrum, orderliness, the comfort of a convenience store,finding oneself

Outer Order, Inner Calm: Declutter & Organize to Make More Room for Happiness by Gretchen Rubin

3 words: practical, positive, approachable

Give this book a whirl if you like… books about the home; quick, browseable books; decluttering; a wide range of tips; bite-size ideas

Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World by Cal Newport

3 words: manifesto, challenging, practical

Give this book a whirl if you like… reclaiming control over your smartphone, reducing social media use, maximizing smartphone use by minimizing the amount of time wasted, reclaiming real life pleasures

What are your favorite books from this month?

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