Books are the perfect time to getaway during the quarantine

I heard someone say, “They are doing things that they’d wished they had time for for the last 20 years.” That’s me. I used to spend hours reading and while I have fallen in love with audio books, I missed the days when I would spend hours and hours curled up with a good book.

That’s me. Since we’ve been in quarantine, I’ve been reading like crazy. I’ve divided my reading time based into fiction and non-fiction reading time. When I am working out or walking I stick to non-fiction and autobiography. Something about listening to self-improvement, business and autobiographies gets me inspired during my workouts and helps me push through that final mile.

Lots of people think of non-fiction books as work, but I’ve never thought about learning as work. Here are the three non-fiction books I’ve had in rotation for the last few weeks.w:

  1. Dare to Lead by Brené Brown. I’m a recent fan of Brene Brown. I believe we are lacking leadership in so many areas now and was anxious to read about Brown’s take on leading with courage. A must read for those developing teams and looking to explore the characteristics of leading. Just started this one, but so far so good.

  2. Discover Your Destiny by Tony Evans. I don’t believe that you ever stop changing and growing. And I haven’t been this still in so long. Don’t you think it’s made us all more introspective? I’ve been listening to Dr. Tony Evans podcasts and they have been life changing so I decided to download this book via audible. Must have. was anxious to read more about her take on leadership especially because

  3. Contagious: Why Things Catch on by Jonah Berger. Since I have a marketing background, I’ve always got a marketing book on rotation. I haven’t touched this one but I think books like this give small business owners a competitive advantage so I’m looking forward to diving in.

Spend this precious time wisely.

It’s summer and normally, I’d be spending a lot more time on the beach with a book. But I’m perfectly content sitting in the park or finding a secluded place somewhere quiet in the house. Here are the books I’m dying to get to.

  1. The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel.

  2. Deacon King James by James McBride.

  3. Untamed by Glennon Doyle.

If you read one of the fiction books, drop me a line to let me know if you like it. Whatever you’re doing with these fleeting extra hours, make them count.


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