When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

Rating: 4/5 | Anyone who reads a fair amount of nonfiction will tell you: Too many nonfiction books say pretty much nothing new. Refreshingly, When is not one of those books. I read it as part of my subscription to the Next Big Idea Club. It taught me new things about myself and about the world and gave me real-life takeaways that I can implement. I only wish that it had been longer! (Click the post to read more.)

The Night Tiger

The Night Tiger

Rating: 3.75/5 | The Night Tiger was my January 2019 BOTM pick. It was an intriguing, magical look at colonial Malaya (now Malaysia) with a little bit of something for everyone. An innocent little hero? A mind-itching mystery? Themes of destiny, fate family, and love? You got it. (Click the post to read more.)

The Immortalists

The Immortalists

Rating: 4/5 | I read this book because it was the Girls' Night In January book club selection, and I was not disappointed. This is the perfect book for a book club — there's a ton to digest, to ruminate about, to discuss. Themes of siblinghood, death, destiny, magic, and love. (Click the post to read more.)

The CEO Next Door: The 4 Behaviours that Transform Ordinary People into World Class Leaders

The CEO Next Door: The 4 Behaviours that Transform Ordinary People into World Class Leaders

Rating: 2/5 | I read this book as one of the selections of the Next Big Idea Club, which I highly recommend if you like to read nonfiction. Unfortunately, though, I just didn't really get into this book. Maybe it's because I'm not at the point in my career where I'm looking for advice on how to become a CEO, but it just didn't hold my attention very well. (Click the post to read more.)

The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters

The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters

Rating: 4.5/5 | There are a lot of nonfiction books out there, and so many of them are just okay. They put forth an idea in a book that could really be a long-form article; much of it is fluff. The Art of Gathering is NOT that. This book was refreshingly original, useful, and gosh darn interesting. (Click the post to read more.)