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Time for the lineup of books I read in October! I spent this month remembering how to juggle working and making time to read!
When to Rob a Bank: …And 131 More Warped Suggestions and Well-Intended Rants by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner
I really enjoyed both Freakonomics books and this one got me hooked right away too! It’s a bunch of snippets from their blog, so each story is a fast read. If you’re not familiar with Freakonomics, they basically write about economics but in a fun, relatable way. It’s not at all boring like you’d imagine! Because it’s a compilation of blog posts, this book is a little more casual and random than their other books, but just as interesting! I’m also a big fan of their podcast!
The Martian by Andy Weir
So good! So, so good! We chose this book for book club weeks before I read it, but I deliberately put it off. I had a feeling I’d get sucked in and read it quickly, and then be done a month before book club. I wanted it to be fresh in my mind. It was worth the wait! I’ve wanted to read it for awhile and I even scored it for $1.99. Even if you think it might not be your type of book, give it a shot. It’s good, funny, makes you think, and sucks you in. I definitely want to see the movie!
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
This was a good one! I’ve tried repeatedly to change habits, but this book finally made me feel empowered. It explains the how and why behind our habits in a way that makes sense and is easy to understand. There was also a lot of interesting information about marketing tactics and business. I definitely recommend this one. It inspired me to finally become a morning person!