“Great books help you understand, and they help you feel understood.” – John Green
Although a little late into the month, I wanted to make sure that I got out my monthly bookshelf for July. If you’ve been following my monthly posts, you’ll know that I’m a big fan of reading, and thankfully, I’ve been able to find plenty of time this summer to do it. I’m going to throw together a quick review of what I read last month and a brief introduction to what I’m tackling in July.
If you have any questions about the books I’m working on, or would like to hear more about my thoughts on past reads, please reach out.
Here’s what I’m reading in July:
Edward Humes – Door to Door
Door to Door by Edward Humes is all about the world of transportation and the efficiency in which it operates. A bit of a shift from my usual read, DtD aims to educate readers on the daily miracles and madness behind our have-it-now, same-day-delivery world, revealing just what it takes – and costs – to move us and our stuff door to door (as per the book synopsis).
I’m diving into it in an effort to learn more about the shifts in our environment and economy being brought on by today’s consumption-driven culture. These are two areas that have seen massive change over the past several years and which will continue to be impacted as our world pursues its virtual transition.
Tying together real-world stories, strategies, and operations, Door to Door will grant us a behind-the-scenes view of our everyday hustle and bustle.
Here’s what I finished up in June:
Jordan Peterson – 12 Rules to Life: An Antidote to Chaos
What. A. Book.
Jordan Peterson (a.k.a the father of the internet) has brought to the masses one of the most informative, educational books you’ll be able to get your hands on. Whether it be standing up straight with your shoulders back, not bothering children while they’re skateboarding, or being precise in your speech, Peterson will be sure to fill you in on what it takes to be competent & do well in life. Taking a psychologist’s approach to the everyday struggles we face and questions we have, Peterson distils down complicated concepts into easy-to-understand segments, ensuring that readers & academics of all levels can gain from the information.
The novel will have you reassessing your habits, aims, and self-understanding, and it will provide you with answers to some of life’s toughest ideas. It can be used as a guide during tough times, a reference book for decision-making & judgement, or just as an informative (and quite comical) read.
I’m going to be posting a detailed review in the next few weeks that covers the more important chapters, concepts, and quotes. Until then, go to the bookstore and get your hands on a copy, it won’t hurt to get a head start on this book.