Graphic for New Year's Resolution Reading ChallengeGood morning, one and all — and especially the Sunday Salon and New Year’s Resolution Challenge participants. Welcome to the final link-up for the 2015 New Year’s Resolution Reading Challenge. Link your progress reports and book reviews or play along in the comments. How are your New Year’s resolutions going, one month into 2015?

Besides this link-up post, we’re also celebrating the end of the challenge and the beginning of a new month with a Twitter chat tonight. Check out all the details in this post, especially the giveaways!

The goal I set for my New Year’s Resolution Reading Challenge was four books to support three resolutions. And, I met it!

Blueprint for Your Castle in the Clouds by Barbara Sophia Tammes

I love the castle in the clouds in the metaphor and the subtitle

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield was a book about combating resistance. It’s especially good for writers and other creative types, but helpful for any goal that generates resistance including ones related to health and social change. This was our Read Along book and we rounded out our discussion yesterday with talk of muses, territories, and putting in the work. I intended this book to support all three of my resolutions and it has been very helpful.

A Blueprint for Your Castle in the CloudsMake the Inside of Your Head Your Favorite Place to Be by Barbara Sophia Tammes did the trick to help my meet my resolution to Improve my Mood. I’m also sleeping better! When I can’t sleep, I go to my Castle in the Clouds instead of fretting about things.

A Short Guide to a Long Life by David B. Agus helped with my resolution to Live Healthier. But I know I’ll need more help with that resolution, so I’ll continue reading books to support my healthy lifestyle as part of the Healthy Lifestyle Books Reading Challenge.

Do More Great Work by Michael Bungay Stanier helped me with my resolution to Write the Darn Book! Well, it helped a little. It turned out it was more for people who haven’t figured out that the darn book is there Great Work Project.

What books have you read so far in 2015 that are helping with your New Year goals, resolutions, and projects?

Hope to see you at the #NewYearBooks Twitter chat tonight at 9PM Eastern / 8 Central / 7 Mountain / 6 Pacific / 5 Alaskan / 4 Hawaiian.


#NewYearBooks Wrap-up Day #SundaySalon — 3 Comments

  1. I’m glad you’re doing well with your resolutions, Joy.

    I didn’t do so well this year. Actually, that isn’t true. I identified my goals and the books that would help me, but my particular goal requires a much slower assimilation of the material. So the challenge is still one of the most beneficial tasks I take on each year, but this time it will just take longer than a month, and I will continue to update my post as I progress.

    Still, Thank you much Joy!

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