It's a new month and new opportunity to continue with reading goals. This month my goal is to read two books, one fiction and one self help/development book but rather than physically reading I will be listening through the audible app. Having the convenience of listening at different times of the day will be beneficial for me to stay on track. If your not familiar with audible, it is a subscription based audiobook service in which you will receive 1 credit per month for $14.99 to use on any audiobook in their selection and once you purchase you keep your audiobooks regardless if you cancel. The books that I have chosen are "Atomic Habits" by James Clear and "The Vanishing Half" by Brit Bennett. Atomic Habits I have been seeing great reviews on majority of all social media platforms and it sparked by interest. The Vanishing Half was on the audible bestseller list with great reviews as well. 

What are you currently reading this month? Have you read Atomic Habits and The Vanishing Half, did you enjoy the read or was it a no for you ? 

I will be checking back in at the end of the month for a review and let you know my thoughts.

 Excerpt from Audible

No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving - every day. James Clear, one of the world's leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results.

If you're having trouble changing your habits, the problem isn't you. The problem is your system. Bad habits repeat themselves again and again not because you don't want to change, but because you have the wrong system for change. You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems. Here, you'll get a proven system that can take you to new heights.

Clear is known for his ability to distill complex topics into simple behaviors that can be easily applied to daily life and work. Here, he draws on the most proven ideas from biology, psychology, and neuroscience to create an easy-to-understand guide for making good habits inevitable and bad habits impossible. Along the way, listeners will be inspired and entertained with true stories from Olympic gold medalists, award-winning artists, business leaders, life-saving physicians, and star comedians who have used the science of small habits to master their craft and vault to the top of their field.Learn how to:  

  • make time for new habits (even when life gets crazy);  
  • overcome a lack of motivation and willpower; 
  • design your environment to make success easier;  
  • get back on track when you fall off course;
  • and much more.

Atomic Habits will reshape the way you think about progress and success, and give you the tools and strategies you need to transform your habits - whether you are a team looking to win a championship, an organization hoping to redefine an industry, or simply an individual who wishes to quit smoking, lose weight, reduce stress, or achieve any other goal.

Excerpt from Audible 

The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, Southern Black community and running away at age 16, it's not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it's everything: their families, their communities, their racial identities. Many years later, one sister lives with her Black daughter in the same Southern town she once tried to escape. The other secretly passes for white, and her white husband knows nothing of her past. Still, even separated by so many miles and just as many lies, the fates of the twins remain intertwined. What will happen to the next generation, when their own daughters' storylines intersect?

Weaving together multiple strands and generations of this family, from the Deep South to California, from the 1950s to the 1990s, Brit Bennett produces a story that is at once a riveting, emotional family story and a brilliant exploration of the American history of passing. Looking well beyond issues of race, The Vanishing Half considers the lasting influence of the past as it shapes a person's decisions, desires, and expectations and explores some of the multiple reasons and realms in which people sometimes feel pulled to live as something other than their origins.