What I Read: August 2020

Hello, everyone!

September is upon us. As we start a brand new month, I want to share the books I read during the month of August.

I am still waiting to receive the book I plan to read for September (I pre-ordered it a few weeks back). I’ll be happy to share once it arrives.

In the meantime, here’s what I read last month:


The Secrets of Shelter Island

Author: Alexander Green


This is the third book I’ve read this year from this particular author. I read the first one back in June, and I was hooked. In this publication, Mr. Green looks beyond the topic of “Money” or “wealth” to share other aspects of life that can make our lives much richer.

He shares his wisdom by using stories and anecdotes that put a lot of things into perspective.

As you can see from the image above, I tabbed (and highlighted) a lot of the content. Here’s one of my favorite quotes:

“A successful life depends less on how long you live than on how much you can pack into the time you have. If you can find a way to make every day an adventure – even if it’s only a matter of walking down an unfamiliar street or ordering an untried cut of meat – you will find that your life becomes more productive, richer, and more interesting. You also become more interesting to others.”

-Sir John Templeton

The Four Agreements (Spanish version)

Author: Don Miguel Ruiz

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I’ve actually read this book multiple times since I picked it up at a Walmart about 10 years ago. It is a staple in my library and it is actually one of my FAVORITE books of all time.

It is filled with amazing chunks of wisdom. The book is a quick read but extremelly powerful. I’ve actually given out this book as a gift to loved ones.

My favorite “Agreement” is a tie between Do not take things personally and Don’t make assumptions. If you haven’t read this outstanding book, I recommend you check it out.

“Humans are storytellers. It is our nature to make up stories, to interpret everything we perceive. Without awareness, we give our personal power to the story and the story writes itself. With awareness, we recover the control of our story. We see we are the authors and if we don’t like our story, we change it.”

If you’ve read this book – what’s your favorite “agreement”? Let me know in the comments.

And that’s all for now. Thanks for reading 🙂

Tell me: What have you been reading recently? Have you read any of these books? Let me know.


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