1. Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention, by Mihaly Csikzentmihalyi
Average Rating: 4.07/5
I said: 3/5 stars, " This book read like an extremely in-depth research paper. It provided fascinating information of the lives of people who are known as some of the greatest creative geniuses of the 20th century. If anything, I would recommend reading part 3. I found it very interesting."
2. Organized Simplicity: The Clutter-Free Approach to Intentional Living, by Tsh Oxenreider
Average Rating: 3.73/5
I said: 2/5 stars, "This book was very focused on supporting the stay-at-home mom with children and a working husband, which is not everyone's situation. A lot of the projects required a time line much greater than the author suggested. Also, the book seemed to focus primarily on living simply by getting rid of possessions (which is a good start, but not all there is)."
3. An Apple a Day: A Memoir of Love and Recovery From Anorexia, by Emma Woolf
Average Rating: 3.62/5
I said: 3/5 stars, "This book was a very upfront and honest confrontation of a battle against anorexia that had lasted over a decade. I was not personally a fan of how it was written in chapters that were written as it was happening. They seemed to lack the proper editing or point of view for my taste. I felt that the author could have provided more insight by writing it all afterwards. On the other hand, this book inspired me to start writing more, in hopes of helping myself cope with and recover from my own issues with depression and anxiety."
4. Eat Move Sleep: How Small Choices Lead to Big Changes, by Tom Roth
Average Rating: 3.53/5
I said: 3/5 stars, " This book was loaded with information from studies, journals, etc. regarding exactly what the title says: eating, moving, and sleeping. In under 200 pages, there were 30 chapters, each with 3 tips. It read more like a collection of snippets from magazines. I did gain quite a bit of tips to use in my daily life, though."
5. The Nest Home Design Handbook, by Carley Roney
Average Rating: 3.64/5
I said: 3/5 stars, "This book was extremely in-depth, and looked at room-by-room design solutions for creating a sophisticated home."