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1 Fiction and 3 Non-Fiction

It has been a bit of a ride this week when it came to reading.

I finished Just Last Night by Mhairi McFarlane, and it was super cute about this group of friends who have a friend pass away due to a car accident which then draws our characters together into a romantic relationship.  It reminded me of Happy Place by Emily Henry a lot which is a good thing.  I did enjoy this food.


I realized that I hadn’t read any non-fiction books yet this year, so I decided to rectify that by reading The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D., Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown and Change Your Diet Change Your Mind by Georgia Ede, MD.

 

I think that The Body Keeps the Score was my favourite out of them all and is the one that I would recommend people read.  It is about how traumatic experiences affect the body and how by dealing with the traumatic experiences you can start to heal and move forward, past these experiences.

 

With all non-fiction books in general, I like to keep in mind that not everything you are going to read, you are going to agree with and to keep an open mind about everything that is in the book as well.  Question everything and that you don’t need to read every chapter that is available to you.  I find that non-fiction books are there to help you learn and grow as a human and not everything written in the book you are going to agree with and that is fine.

 

There were some topics that I wanted to do some extra research on that The Body Keeps the Score states as good therapy which are eye movement desensitization and processing (EMDR) and neurotherapy.  I like how reading non-fiction books can make you want to further an idea and can introduce you to different things that you didn’t know before.

 

With Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown was ok; it has been on my TBR for far too long and I am happy that I finally got a chance to read it.  I found that the book had at least more advice for a professional career than the personal life advice/outlook that I was looking for.  I did have a few takeaways from this book and that is, to only keep people in your life that are building you up and want you to grow versus people who are bringing you down which does make sense but to simplify everything, so you only have what is essential in your life!

 

With Change Your Diet Change Your Mind by Georgia Ede, MD I found that it just keto and intermittent fasting more so than anything, but it did go into detail about what your body and brain need to function properly and what it needs to be able to change your mind and body into something that is functioning at its most ideal state.

 

I found that it had been a great week of reading and that I am happy that I finally read some non-fiction and I got 2 off my TBR!

 

Next week I will be reading The Midnight Fest by Lucy Foley and some teen future dystopia books!

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