Why you should read 50 books a year, vol II

About two years ago I wrote a blog post with the 50 books I had read since I had moved to Miami. Since I haven’t posted on this blog in about a year, I figured this would be a good place to start. Here are the 50 books I read between January 2017 and July 2018:

Fiction:

This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz

Skinny by Diana Spechler

Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Gravity by Robert M Drake

Moon Theory by Robert M Drake

Side Effects by Woody Allen

Las Aventuras De Juan Planchard by Jonathan Jacubowicz

All The Missing Girls by Megan Miranda

Along The Infinite Sea by Beatriz Williams

The Brief and Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz 

Fitness Junkie by Lucy Skyes and Jo Piazza

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan

Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan

As She Climbed Accross The Table by Jonathan Lethem

Hyperbole and A Half by Allie Brosch

Shadow Of The Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

The Course Of Love by Alain de Botton

Landslide: True Stories by Minna Zallman Proctor

Planting Gardens in Graves by R.H Sin

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

Non-Fiction:

The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale 

How To Create Million Dollar Ideas by Earl Nightingale

Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay

All The Single Ladies by Rebecca Traister

The Emperor Of All Maladies by Siddartha Mukherjee

Material Girl, Mystic World by Ruby Warrington

Everything That Remains by The Minimalists

The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A Fuck by Mark Mason

Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

Sweat Equity by Jason Kelly

Option B by Sheryl Sandberg

The Man In The Rockefeller Suit by Mark Seal

The Five Levels Of Attachment by Don Miguel Ruiz JR.

The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks

You Are A Badass by Jenn Sincero

Feeding The Hungry Heart: The Experience Of Compulsive Eating by Geneen Roth

My Friend Fear by Meera Lee Pattel

Spanish:

Como Agua Para Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

Seda by Alesandro Baricco

Dime Que Comes Y Te Dire Que Sientes by Alejandro Chaban

Cuentos De Buenas Noches Para Ninas Rebeldes by Elena Favili and Francesca Cavallo

El Libro De Las Relaciones by Mia Astral

Uno Siempre Cambia Al Amor De Su Vida Por Otro Amor O Por Otra Vida by Amalia Andrade

Cosas Que Piensas Cuando Te Muerdes Las Unas by Amalia Andrade

Chakra Vinyasa: Un Viaje A Traves De Los Chakras by Vanessa Birnbaum

Health And Wellness:

Integrative Nutrition by Joshua Rosenthal

Mon Cahier Yoga by Geraldine Letheret

The Telomere Effect by Elizabeth Blackburn and Elissa Epel

Why You Eat What You Eat by Rachel Herz

What Happens When “The One That Got Away” Comes Back.

A year ago I wrote about what would happen if “the one that got away” came back and all the possible scenarios you could be faced with upon their return. Now, a year later, I have learned that the real reason why we cling to the idea of “the one that got away” is because they give us the opportunity to project everything we would want from a significant other onto them. But real life, more often than not, falls short when compared to our fantasies and reality has very little interest in our plans. So whenever you find yourself dwelling on “the one that got away” note that anything you would aspire from their comeback is actually the outcome you would want from your ideal relationship, which has very little to do with the person who got away.

And besides, if you and that person were actually meant to be, would they get away to begin with?

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