For the last few years, I’ve been keeping track of every book I read on Goodreads. I haven’t gone all out with this. I give a star rating and then move on.
That’s not to say I didn’t keep track in other ways. Since I read the vast majority of my books on Kindle, I make use of the highlight and notes feature.
This has always allowed me to go back and get a nice refresher on my favorite quotes and lessons. I don’t re-read many books (something I might change), so this was my method.
When I started this site, I began actually writing down short summaries on the books I read each month. It’s helped make me a deeper reader. I know once I finish a book I know I’ll have to write a summary on it. So it makes me pay a bit more attention or think a little deeper while I’ reading.
But now I can’t help but think about all those books that I’ve given star ratings but never actually reviewed. I thought this post might go a little way to solving that.
I’m picking a handful of books in various topics and sharing my biggest takeaway or a favorite quote from them. So consider this a primer, or an easy way to get the gist of a few best sellers in 10 minutes or less.
This one is all about some of the best self-help books out there.