I read quite a lot of books last week, but several of them were very short. Most of them were novels – I seem to be on a fiction drive at the moment.
There were a few that were disappointing, which was a shame, and one or two surprises. So without further ado, here are this week’s reviews.
2016 was seriously the best year I’ve had for books in ages. Despite it not being a great year for, well, pretty much everything else globally.
But in times like these, you grab what happiness you can get, right? So here are my favourite non-fiction books of 2016.
As part of the ongoing series of posts in which I work through the How To Think Like Leonardo da Vinci book (which I’ve decided to call ‘Renaissance Reflections‘, because alliteration), I’m working through nine questions which the author recommends we all think about.
As you may know, I’m currently going through the How To Think Like Leonardo da Vinci book as an exercise in Renaissance-style thought and general self-improvement.
This week’s question for contemplation was about when you are most naturally yourself.
Last week I wrote about How To Think Like Leonardo da Vinci, a book I discovered which talks the reader through various exercises towards self-improvement.
I wasn’t planning to chart my progress on the blog, and I might not do after today (unless anyone desperately wants me to), but my mother’s staying and it’s really hard to write a blog post from scratch when there are humans in your house.
I am so impressed with 2016 as a Year of Books so far. From the moment I picked up Solitude on day one and completely fell in love with it, my luck with book lists has remained at an excellent level.
This week was no exception. Four books, three of them excellent, one of them quite good.