march tsundoku

march tsundoku

tsundoku: noun

the practice of buying a lot of books and keeping them in a pile because you intend to read them but have not done so yet; also used to refer to the pile itself

This month’s tsundoku includes a variety of quite different types of books, with some more or less likely to make it to the promised land of actually getting read.

Rebel Ideas: The Power of Diverse Thinking by Matthew Syed

I’m part way through reading Matthew Syed’s Black Box Thinking and bought this at the same time. Apparently it’s about harnessing ‘cognitive diversity’ to solve complex problems. Black Box Thinking is good so far and an easy read so I’m hoping to get around to this.

Chances of reading: 7/10

Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood by Lisa Damour

As the parent of a nine-year-old daughter I’m quite sure I don’t need to read this yet, but a friend with a daughter a few years older recommended it as a must read.

Terrifying.

Chances of reading: 9/10

The Culture Map: Decoding How People Think, Lead, and Get Things Done Across Cultures by Erin Meyer

As someone who works in a large global organisation with people from all kinds of different cultures this was recommended to me as something I might find useful. This has already made it’s way into the reading section and is proving to be just that. Practical advise and insights into how and why people behave differently depending on where they come from.

Chances of reading: 10/10

Math Without Numbers by Milo Beckman

Impulse buy. Read and article about it and it seemed interesting.

Chances of reading: 2/10

Long Bright River by Liz Moore

This is the March Botanical Yarn Book Club book and I’m part way through reading it. One of those American gritty ‘something bad’s going to happen to someone any time soon’ sort of books.

Chances of reading: 10/10

By Clair Grayston

person who writes stuff, makes stuff, plays stuff

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