What I Read While in Quarantine—and why you should get the Libby App if you haven't!

I'm not a person who sit down regularly to read a book...perhaps someday that will be part of my daily routine, but I'm currently in a season with lots of movement, growing a business, and just generally working to maintain our household and lives. Because of that, over the last few years, I've moved from reading to listening for my information gathering—it lets me get stuff done "while I read".

While I do love fiction, I find it hard to stick with unless I'm reading it with someone—usually Larry—so I typically reach for business, psychology, and personal growth type reads. Recently, I was introduced to the Libby app by my friend Natalia, and that's been a bit of a game-changer for my book consumption!

I hadn't realized it until I was reflecting last week on the titles I'd recently completed, but when I jotted them down in my notebook, I realized I'd read—or listened to—seven books since quarantine started in March! That might not be a lot for those of you who read regularly, but this is somewhat record-breaking for me!

The books I read over the last couple of months covered a range of topics, from happiness, creativity, and productivity, to fear, trauma, and minimalism. Interestingly enough, there have been some fascinating parallels—and contradictions—amid several of the titles, so I thought it'd be fun to share what I've been learning and give a few take-aways from each book.

Let's do it!

The Happiness Equation:

Want Nothing + Do Anything = Have Everything

Neil Pasricha