This year I resolved to read a book a week, that’s 52 books in 2012. So far its going well, but I can tell that tough times are looming. Below is a quick recap of what January brought with links to the reviews I’ve done so far.
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The Flinch is about stepping outside of your comfort zone and pushing your instinctual boundaries. The more you step outside of your comfort zone, the easier it becomes and all of a sudden, you no longer ‘flinch’ in social situations or thinking of working out or asking for the job after a pitch. The more you exercise the instinct to flinch, the less likely you will be to actually flinch when it comes time to do something.
Jo Nesbo is regarded as the Norweigan version of Stiegg Larsson. I can see the comparison, both writers have a dark and cold atmosphere in their books (native to their home towns that they write from) but Nesbo’s character Harry Hole is a bit more traditional in the who dun it variety than Lisbeth Salander ever was.
The Snowman is a good murder mystery, especially if you like scandinavian vibe from authors like Stiegg Larsson and Lars Kepler. Nesbo has a series that follows this character, so if you enjoy it there are sure to be a number of good books to read afterwards.
This is the story of success. Not the glorified examples of a down and out hero who comes back to win the championship but an actual study of why people succeed and more importantly what circumstances allow them to succeed.
This is chalked full of amazing stories of why people have become huge successes and what events in their life allowed them to succeed.
I randomly came across Chuck Wendig on my Google+ feed for a link to his book 500 things a writer should do which is also a good book if you’re interested in that variety. I like it so much I wanted to check out his fiction and the plot seemed pretty unique and interesting.
Double Dead is about a Vampire who wakes up in the midst of the Zombie apocalypse and he’s struggling to find actual humans who aren’t zombies to feed on but he has to be careful not to run out of his food supply. Good book. Interesting story line and an exciting adventure.