What I Read: First Half of 2017

What I Read: First Half of 2017

I'm back again with a review of the books I've read so far this year. It's a pretty diverse group of mostly non-fiction with some definite winners. 

For anyone who looks at a list of 12 books and thinks "I wish I had time to read two books a month" - the only time I read consistently is right before I fall asleep... which is about 5-10 minutes at a time. Next time you go to open your Facebook or Instagram, set a timer for 10 minutes and see how quickly you can waste 10 minutes. Then put down your phone and pick up a book for 10 minutes. We all have to make choices! Don't complain about not having time just because you make the choice not to make it. 

Non-fiction: History

  • Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates - this was my least favorite history book that I've read since I started my history binge. I do have to admit that I never even heard of this event before...
  • Kiling Reagan - Loved this one! I love most of the books in the "Killing" series, but Reagan is pretty fascinating to me so this one is a must read. 
  • George Washington’s Secret Six - Also a really good one! I love revolutionary time and there's also a show on AMC called Turn which is about the same story. The book helped me understand the show better. 
  • In progress: Churchill and Orwell - will report back!

Non-fiction: Health or Fitness

Non-fiction: Personal Development

Non-fiction: Other


  • Where Our Stories Leave Us - my high school classmate wrote this!! How cool. I stayed up all night one night in China reading it. It was super cute and would be a fun summer read. (Plus only $3 on Kindle - no excuse!)

In case you're wondering the order in which I read these, it's pretty mixed:

  1. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
  2. Where Our Stories Leave Us
  3. Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates
  4. The Undoing Project
  5. Kiling Reagan
  6. Washington’s Spies
  7. Wired to Eat
  8. Primal Endurance (2nd time)
  9. Deep Nutrition
  10. Running on Air
  11. God Will Make a Way
  12. The 5 Second Rule

My To-Read list is too long to post, but I'm always looking for the next addition to the list. Tell me what you've read recently and loved!

Happy Summer Reading, friends!

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