Favourite Books of 2013
I managed to achieve my goal of 52 books this year (again), although didn’t go above and beyond this time. I thought I’d share my top recommendations, but you can see all the books I have read on Goodreads.
But of course there are favourites each year, and these are the ones I’d recommend the most (in chronological order, based on when I read them):
Voyager (Outlander) by Diana Gabaldon: Third book in the amazing #Outlander series, with its delightful universe of #history, #fantasy and #romance taking place in #Scotland.
Born to Win: Keeping Your Firstborn Edge without Losing Your Balance by Dr. Kevin Leman: Great #nonfiction book about the pros and cons of being a #firstborn #perfectionist – and how to deal with it, and make the most of it.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey: Sound principles to build your life on, although much of this wisdom has made it into popular culture by now. #Classic (Read my full review here.)
The Primal Blueprint: Reprogram your genes for effortless weight loss, vibrant health, and boundless energy by Mark Sisson: Excellent introduction to the #Primal/#Paleo lifestyle with lots of food for thought. (Full review here)
The Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships & Other Adventures by Dossie Easton & Janet W. Hardy: Fascinating look at different ways of doing #relationships. Thought-provoking, challenging and eye-opening with takeaways for everyone. (Full review here)
To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others by Daniel H. Pink: Fascinating and intriguing, shows us how we are all in the business of selling today. #Recommended
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley: #Classic dystopian novel on what might happen in a society based on capitalism and stability, with no room for passion, art and emotions.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium Trilogy) by Stieg Larsson: I’d resisted reading this #Scandinavian classic, and was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. Recommended!
Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships by Tristan Taormino: Excellent introduction into choosing what #relationship style works for you.
Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan: Must read. Excellent introduction to scepticism in an easy to understand manner. Full review here.
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain: Excellent book for introverts and extroverts alike. Highly highly #recommended (full review to follow next week)
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