Hello out there, how are you today? I hope this new week and the new month brings only joy and support into your lives. My life is busy with several projects about which I can’t say anything yet. On top of that, my reading motivation is a bit low. I prefer audiobooks, but the titles I have chosen for September are not available as audiobooks. So no new review just yet.
I am going to work my way through three books this September and thought I tell you a little about them.
The first is “Managing Depression With CBT for Dummies” by Brian Thomson & Matt Broadway-Horner. I had Cognitive Behavioural Therapy before and found it very helpful. So a book that could help you use its methods every day and by yourself seemed very intriguing. I managed one quarter so far and think, that even if you didn’t have any experience with it previously, you could understand it well and use it. The authors also make clear that there are situations when you need professional help and encourage the reader to seek it. That is very important, I feel. My experience is CBT helps you to tackle everyday issues that come with depression. However, if you need to work through old trauma, you would need further and different help.
I like the “For Dummies” series and have read several on different topics. But I know they are not for everybody. I like their structure of side-boxes with extra information and their symbols and most of all their immense further resources pages. However, you could have a problem with their more relaxed language. It’s a question of taste.
The second is “Quickwater Oracles” by Ruth Thompson. This is a more spiritual read and needs getting accustomed to if you never read anything from a so-called “Channel”. Ruth Thompson is a poet and channel for different nature entities. “Channeling” describes a process of receiving messages from non-physical entities and translating them into human language. Many would consider this humbug. While I believe there are powers without a bodily form, I so far have trouble connecting with her writing. But I like to challenge myself in my reading and therefore do enjoy it. I read it via NetGalley, and it comes out in December 2021.
The third is “I May Be Wrong” by Björn Natthiko Lindeblad. He is a Swedish Buddhist and public speaker who left a promising career in his 20s to become a Thai Buddhist forest monk. He later left this life to teach, I suppose. Even though, in the description of his book, he says he doesn’t want to tell anyone how to live. I haven’t started this one yet, so I can’t say. This book will come out in February 2022, and I also read it via NetGalley.
Do you have a reading list for September, or do you read what comes along your way? I am curious to know your September reads.
You can do it!