It has been another productive month of devouring books without spending a fortune on them. Joining the library (finally) last month was one of the best things I’ve done in Dunedin to date! Last month when I mentioned reading thirteen books I had a few people say they wished they had all day to read like I did. That surprised me a little. I don’t have all day to read, or rather I don’t read all day. I think these strategies to read more have helped me enjoy and read more books. In between moments of solitude with a book I’m still writing, working, cooking, organising and indulging in my new passion of making my own tomato sauce!

Notable Books 

1. Over-dressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion – Elizabeth L. Cline

2. The Art of Creative Thinking – Rod Judkins | (if you didn’t like Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert you’ll love this, and if you loved Big Magic, I still think you’ll love this more)

3. #Girlboss – Sophia Amoruso | I’m probably the last Girlboss in the world to read this book but I’m glad I did! I finished it in a few hours.

Other Books 

4. IT – Alexa Chung

5. How to be Parisian Wherever You Are – Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline de Maigret & Sophie Mas

6. Things I Don’t Want to Know – Deborah Levy

7. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear – Elizabeth Gilbert

8. The Paris Wife – Paula McLain

9. Childhood Under Siege: How Big Business Ruthlessly Targets Children – Joel Bakan

10. At Work – Annie Leibovitz

11. Green is the New Black: How to Change the World With Style – Tamsin Blanchard

12. See Me – Nicholas Sparks | I used to love Nicholas Sparks, his books remain an easy, guilty little pleasure

13. The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**K – Sarah Knight | The best thing about this book was the title. I ended up putting it on hold at the library (cost me $1) and I was so annoyed that I spent that on it! Glad I didn’t buy a copy!

14. Follow Me To – Murad Osmann & Nataly Zakharova

15. I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time – Laura Vanderkam | This book would have made my notable books category had I not already read 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think by Vanderkam or if I had read I Know How She Does It first

Are you an avid reader? How do you fit in time to read? 

One comment on “February In Books”

  • 13 books in one month is impressive. I’ve rediscovered the peace that comes with getting lost in a book and now make more time to read and less time watching TV :). Currently reading Elizabeth Gilbert’ s The Signature of All Things and I’m so thrilled with her mention of bryophytes! Mainly because it’s my area of research and one that’s easily overlooked particularly in the plant world.

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