The way the month started out, I wasn’t sure if I’d actually make it through any books! I started reading Feel the Fear…And Do It Anyway, and sort of had a hard time finishing it. But I did and was able to get through a few other books, too (I was actually quite proud of myself for reading Larry Bates’ Beat the Bank – I bought it on my Kindle a few months ago with the intention of reading it sooner, but just didn’t get to it until now!)
- Feel the Fear…And Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers, PhD
- Beat the Bank by Larry Bates
- White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin Diangelo
Wow, this ended up a heavy month, reading-wise. After making it through the first two books, I decided to tackle White Fragility. It’s come up a lot at work lately, so I wanted to know what exactly it entailed.
I don’t feel that it’s fair to say which book was my favourite this month. The three books I read were all good reads in their own ways. Feel the Fear…And Do It Anyway got me thinking about how fear might be holding me back on doing things in life. Beat the Bank was another book on financial planning (I’ve read a few now), which gave me some new insights to consider. I liked that it was Canadian too. And White Fragility was, I think, a very important read. It’s the type of book that pretty much every white person living in a Western country (especially in North America) should read and consider (although it is by no means perfect, as I think this review on Goodreads by Pococurante does a good job pointing out).
So that was my month, reading-wise. What about you?