What I’m Reading – January 2017
Books I’ve finished since my last “What I’m Reading” blog.
The Talent Code – Daniel Coyle 4/5
There’s no such thing as “natural talent” or overnight successes. There may be a natural inclination to enjoy a certain sport, activity, or hobby but talent is created over time through deep practice, not overnight. Talent is created through the repetition of neural circuits. Coyle dives into why there are hot spots of talent around the globe for certain sports. Very interesting book.
David and Goliath – Malcom Gladwell 5/5
This book completely changes how you view your “weaknesses.” Your perceived weakness can actually be your strongest attribute. Gladwell tells stories of success over and over again; perfect examples of the perceived “smaller” or “weaker” competitor rising victorious.
Through Black Spruce – Joseph Boyden 5/5
A follow up book from his first one Three Day Road. Both masterfully written. I can’t put his books down. If you haven’t read Three Day Road yet, put that at the top of your list. I’m excited to read his third book, The Orenda.
Canada – Mike Myers 4/5
I ask myself all the time, what is a Canadian. What is our culture exactly? Do we even have a culture? Mike Myers helped answer that question!
Muhammad Ali – Sybille Titeux 5/5
This was a super cool way of telling Muhammad Ali’s story. In comic book form, it went through his childhood all the way to his battles with Parkinson’s disease.
A Dance with Dragons – Game of Thrones – George RR Martin 4/5
I was obsessed with these books. I’ve never read a series faster (except maybe Harry Potter when I was kid). I wanted to get the books finished before catching up with the show. Now I’m done the books and the show has moved past the end of the book.
Books I’m reading now
Tools of Titans – Tim Ferris – So far, 4.5/5.
Becoming a Supple Leopard – Dr. Kelly Starrett, 5/5
Next up on my bookshelf.
Thinking Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahneman
Blood Meridian – Cormac McCarthy
How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie
Bonus! A special Christmas book!
Letter From Father Christmas – J.R.R. Tolkien – 6/5
Have you read any good books lately? Let me know!