Monday, August 28, 2017

Reading People by Anne Bogel




I first found Anne Bogel when a friend of mine suggested that I listen to her podcast: What Should I Read Next. I was hooked from the first episode, and not only because of Anne's soothing voice and the discussion about all things books and reading, but because Anne really seemed to be able to discern exactly what people wanted in a book, at a deeper level than just "a good story."

I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy of Reading People, and I dove into it right away. In each chapter, Anne tackles a different personality framework (some popular, some less well-known) and argues that by being purposeful about knowing ourselves, we can then learn to better understand people around us. She intersperses science and explanations with experiences from her own life (and some from literature) that illustrate her points.




It's a fantastic book. Very well-researched and supremely readable. She manages to give us a ton of information without overwhelming the reader, and in fact, I felt even more motivated to dive into personalities after I was finished. Especially as I started to make connections to myself and the people I love. I feel like a learned more about myself--especially in her sections about highly sensitive people (which comes down to having a more sensitive nervous system) and I loved the reminder about love languages and how I needed to think about that with my children.

I really enjoyed this book, and recommend it to anyone who is interested in how understanding different personality types can help strengthen their relationships. 


Preorder Bonus!

Right now there is a fantastic preorder special going on! 


If you preorder Reading People before September 19th you will recieve:
1) A free download of the audio version of the book (read by Anne. It's going to be fabulous!)
2) Access to Anne's online "What's Your Reading Personality" class

Once you preorder the book, visit the Reading People Book website to enter in the information needed to get the audio book and access to the class.

Click here for the preorder link.


Sunday, April 9, 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Hearts in Peril Available!

It's no secret that I've been working the last few months on a writing project I'm really excited about, and today my book is out!

(Excuse me while I stare at this picture a little longer...)

I was contacted about a year ago by Gelato to see if I wanted to contribute to their Destination Billionaire Romance series. It sounded like a great project--with a bunch of talented authors already on board--and I was thrilled to sign my contract and be a part of this.

Time has flown since then, and I can't believe the book is written and out already! It's such a strange feeling to put a book out into the world and know that people are reading it. It's in parts very exciting and totally nerve wracking to share this with you all!

I wanted to write something that was fun, romantic, adventurous, and full of banter between the love interests--the exact kind of book I love to read.

Here's what it's about:

The last person Dr. Riley Rogers wants to meet is her absentee boss, Mr. Bachelor of the Year Dean Matthias. If his notorious reputation is close to true, his visit will only disrupt the peace she’s found caring for people at the humanitarian clinic. With every word, Dean confirms that his head is as big as his billboard. It will take all the manners of her Midwestern upbringing to play nice to the man who controls her contract.

After losing nearly everything to his backstabbing ex-fiance, Dean needs the Worldwide Care project to be a success to prove to the Matthias Foundation that he's not the irresponsible mess the media portrays him as. But from the moment the beautiful, headstrong Riley Rogers appears in his life, nothing goes as planned.

When Dean’s presence, and the lure of his wealth, draws out a local terrorist group, Dean and Riley are forced to flee into the wild Filipino jungle. Sparks of attraction fly between them, but if they don’t learn to trust each other—and themselves—they’ll never survive long enough to know if it’s love.


Right now it's available on Amazon for $2.99 (or free if you have Kindle Unlimited!)

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Books Read in 2016

I read 93 books this year.

As always, I am YA and romance heavy in my reading. About half of my books come from the library, and I purchase the other half on my Kindle. And I think I read more nonfiction this year than I usually do. I've been loving nonfiction, especially memoirs and social science based books--doing about one a month. (I'm starting off 2017 by reading Tribe: on Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger.)

So here is every book I read in 2016.
(And yes, I keep a spreadsheet to track my reading, because it makes me happy.)


January


February


March


April


May


June


July

August

September

October


November


December