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My Reading Challenge for 2022 📚💪(25/25)

Updated: Mar 20, 2023

Hello everyone!

As many of you know, I like reading books and sharing quotes on my social media (Instagram). I thought I can post them here too!

I set up 25 books as a reading challenge on goodreads for this year, I finished 25 books so far. I’ll keep updating this post and add the new book at the end of the list to make this list in chronological order :)

Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience by Brené Brown

“Our connection with others can only be as deep as our connection with ourselves”

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Miguel Ruiz

“The only reason you are happy is because you choose to be happy. Happiness is a choice, and so is suffering.”

French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasure by Mireille Guiliano

“A healthy body and healthy mind work together”

Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear

“Success is the product of daily habits -not once-in-a-lifetime transformations”

Secrets to Winning at Office Politics: How to Achieve Your Goals and Increase Your Influence at Work by Marie G. McIntyre

“Decide where you want to go, then figure out who can help you get there.”

Secrets of the Sprakkar: Iceland's Extraordinary Women and How They Are Changing the World by Eliza Reid

“We ask ourselves these questions. What reason do I have to be here? What do I have to offer? Men don’t even consider that. They just say they are going to do something and go for it. We’re always looking to check all the boxes first.”

Alemdağ'da Var Bir Yılan by Sait Faik Abasıyanık

“Ne sen onu, ne o seni anliyor. Belki anlamak ikinizin de isine gelmiyor.”

How to Not Die Alone: The Surprising Science That Will Help You Find Love by Logan Ury

“When we're younger and we enter a relationship, it's like a start-up--two people coming together to build something. We're more flexible and still figuring out what we want. When we're older and thinking about long- term relationships and, eventually, marriage, the process is more like a merger: two complete beings coming together. The older we get, the more set in our ways we are, and the more we crave someone who will easily fit into our lives. We assume that the more similar we are, the easier the merger will be”

Laziness Does Not Exist by Devon Price

“Here are some indicators that you may still be associating productivity with goodness:

When you get less done during the day you anticipated, you feel guilty.

You have trouble enjoying your free time.

You believe you have to “earn” the right to a vacation or break.

You take care of your health only in order to remain productive.

Having nothing to do makes you feel “useless”.

You find the idea of growing old or becoming disabled to be incredibly depressing.

When you say no to someone you feel compelled to say yes to something else to “make up” for it.”

101 Essays That Will Change the Way You Think by Brianna Wiest

“The love you really want is your own. What you're seeking in someone else is what you aren't giving to yourself. What angers you is what you aren't accepting and healing; what gives you joy and hope is what you already have within you.”

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg, Nell Scovell

“The men were focusing on how to manage a business and the women were focusing on how to manage a career. The men wanted answers and the women wanted permission and help.”

Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered by Austin Kleon

“Being a valuable part of scenius is not necessarily about how smart or talented you are, but about what you have to contribute-the ideas you share, the quality of the connections you makes, and the conversations you start.”

Anything You Want: 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur by Derek Sivers

“When you sing up to run a marathon, you don’t want a taxi to take you to the finish line.”

Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg, Adam M. Grant

“ growth could take five different forms: finding personal strength, gaining appreciation, forming deeper relationships, discovering more meaning in life, and seeing new possibilities..”

When You're Ready, This Is How You Heal by Brianna Wiest

“Though you cannot always control what you feel, you can control how you respond, and in that response, you can find your freedom.”

Becoming a Data Head: How to Think, Speak, and Understand Data Science, Statistics, and Machine Learning by Alex J. Gutman, Jordan Goldmeier

“In probability, you find out exactly what’s in the bag, and use the information to guess what’s in your hand. In statistics, you open your hand and use the information to tell us what’s in the bag.”

Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative by Austin Kleon

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect them looking backwards.”

Surrounded by Idiots by Thomas Erikson

“Flexibility and the ability to interpret other people's needs is what characterizes a good communicator."

How to Eat by Thich Nhat Hanh

“We human beings have many feelings, both positive and negative. Some people tend to eat more when they're joyful, while others tend to eat less. Some people eat when they are sad or upset as a way of eating their feelings, hoping the feelings will go away. Food becomes a craving then, rather than a source of nourishment. If we don't attempt to look deeply to understand our craving, it will grow.

When we take the time to take care of our emotions with mindfulness and compassion, then we can just eat. We can enjoy our food without craving and develop a healthy and positive relationship to eating.”

The Mountain Is You: Transforming Self-Sabotage Into Self-Mastery by Brianna Wiest

".. you need to be extremely careful of what you allow yourself to think. It will soon become what you feel, then what you believe, and then how you behave, and sure enough, the way you live."

How to Love by Thich Nhat Hanh

"If you don't reconcile with yourself, happiness with another person is impossible."

How to Relax by Thich Nhat Hanh

"Getting stuck on that idea could bring a lot of unhappiness and anxiety."

How to Fight by Thich Nhat Hanh

"When you remove the conflict within yourself, you also remove the conflict between yourself and others."

How to Sit by Thich Nhat Hanh

"Naming can be a first step in giving us some distance from our feelings, so we can see that a feeling is just a feeling and that it is impermanent. A feeling comes and eventually it goes."

How to be Interesting: An Instruction Manual by Jessica Hagy

"Feel greater than fine. Do better than just okay. Amazing is rare, if only because so few people reach for it. Risking the ordinary is the only way to get something extraordinary."

What's your reading challenge for 2022? :)

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