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Show Us Your Books // March 2019

March 12, 2019
AUTHOR: Emilie
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When I wrote my March 2019 Goals post recapping my February 2019 progress, I was bummed to admit that For the first time in… two years? I haven’t read two books in a month. Nonetheless, as I write this, my second Show Us Your Books linkup post, I am delighted to be profiling three books again! It just goes to show you that it is all ebbs and flows. Hard books slow you down, but other books you (I) can’t resist!

The Female Brain by Dr. Louann Brizendine

Must. Read. I mentioned this last weekend in my Saturday Morning Coffee, but this book is one that we should all read. I heard about it from a Christmas Gift Guide from Christina last year. I’m so glad I impulsed on it.

This book is a phenomenal overview of the hormonal development of the female from conception through menopause. I had no idea how many hormonal processes are developed in the fetus. A mother’s hormones directly affects the different amount of hormone (and thus the variance in the fluctuations) that a female fetus will experience as it develops.

This book should be required reading for anyone who ever knows any female ever.

Juliet’s School of Possibilities by Laura Vanderkam

Laura Vanderkam’s latest book is out today and ADD IT TO THE TOP OF YOUR LIST.

Riley is a career-driven millennial, who receives a negative performance review at her consulting firm job, despite making herself available all the time. She attends a work retreat at Juliet’s School of Possibilities on the Jersey Shore, where she meets Martha Stewart-esque Juliet. In the middle of a rainstorm, Juliet shows Riley two possible futures for herself. She gets to choose how she wants to live her life.

LV hit the ball out of the park again. This short business fable marries fiction with a beautiful lesson. Nothing in here is particularly new, if you’re already familiar with Laura Vanderkam’s writings, but it’s presenting in a novel way (pun intended) that makes it a fun read!

ReWork by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

After reading the latest book from these guys, I figured I’d give ReWork a read. Reading these books is much more like reading a collection of bound blog posts than reading a book. They’re good ideas, but it’s a lot of ideas and no real depth on any of them.

It was a quick read (one weekend). If you’ve read the latest book, I’d suggest skipping this one. You can see how their ideas have evolved over the last decade, which is cool, but isn’t necessarily worth the extra weekend of reading time.

Up next: Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

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