Sharing Thanks for reading what's on My Bookshelf: March Reads "10% Happier" by Dan Harris and "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? By Mindy Kaling

I am always thankful to read a good book. So I am going to add a new feature to Sharing Thanks. Every month I am going to share what books I'm reading! These selections are books I fell in love with over the month. They either provided me with inspiration, comedy, or wild imagination. I love reading while I'm soaking in a hot bath. I also love to read while I am waiting. I am happier waiting if I have a good book. It turns down time in to a learning time for me!

This month I loved reading, "10% Happier" by ABC Nightline reporter Dan Harris. 

Don't we all want to be at least 10% Happier. This is a great read as Dan Harris has interviewed many self-help gurus over the years like Eckart Tolle, Deepak Chopra, and even the Dalai Lama. I enjoyed reading about how Dan Harris started practicing meditation. He has some great instructions in the appendix of his book about beginning a basic mindfulness meditation practice, as well as how to do walking meditation, and compassion meditation. I enjoyed trying some of his exercises. I attend a weekly library meditation group in our town, and it may be the most relaxing hour of my week. It energizes my positive thinking.

If you are looking for a good laugh , I recommend Mindy Kaling's hysterical ,"Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?"

I began reading this book on my Kindle when I went to Chicago to visit my daughter Liz. I hope my giggling on the plane was appreciated. (Maybe Not) I loved reading about her passion for comedy growing up. Her honesty about the difficulties in starting out in a creative field rang true with me. My daughter Becky is a recent liberal arts film/theater/music major trying to find that first job.  True artists try to create while they are paying the bills and it is original creative work that gave Mindy Kaling her big break to be a writer for "The Office" I loved reading about her friendships and quirkiness.  

I love to read. Please share some books that your thankful for reading this month in the comments. I love good book suggestions

If your interested in purchasing these books, just click on the picture of the book for an easy link to buy from! 


  1. I am an avid reader, so am always looking for great suggestions. I will definitely check these out! Thanks!

  2. I am thankful for Gary Chapman's "The Five Love Languages." It's a great book and is helpful is building marriage relationships.

  3. I've been meaning to read both of those! And I'm thankful for a book called Patchwork Nation, which we keep in the car, so we had it for a road trip recently. It's an interesting book about different types of communities in America and you can look up every county you go to :)

  4. I need a good laugh so will look this up! I find reading lifts my spirits and gets my mind untwisted. I just finished "The Black Box" by Michael Connelly. It's a murder mystery - got me glued to it the whole day!

  5. I love to read as well. Have you ever read The Happiness Project or Happier At Home by Gretchen Rubin? I bet you would enjoy her books! I was really thankful to recently finally find and read I,Robot by Isaac Assimov.

  6. Thanks for all the great book suggestions. The Happiness Project was one of my favorite books, and I was lucky to actually meet Gretchen Rubin at a publishing event.

  7. Just stopping in to say Hello.
    Hugs from Missouri, Kim


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