Book Summaries

book summariesWelcome to my book summaries page, brave adventurer.

Here you will find my notes, musings and reviews on the books I’ve read and listened to.

My motivation for creating a summary for each book is so I can revisit the main takeaways when my brain fails and I forget my learnings.

But hopefully, you too can uncover some useful information to apply to your existence in this weird little place we call reality.

Happy mind-expanding.

Book Summaries

way of the peaceful warrior summaryWay of the Peaceful Warrior (Dan Millman)

Probably one of the most impactful books I’ve ever read. An important message wrapped in a gripping story. A must-read.

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bloomsoup review – 10/10

zen in the art of writing summaryZen in the Art of Writing (Ray Bradbury)

Incredible book on writing by the master himself. Bradbury’s childlike curiosity really shines through and this book is a healthy reminder to silence the inner critic and merely take joy in the art of creation.

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bloomsoup review – 10/10

can't-hurt-me-by-david-goggins-book-summaryCan’t Hurt Me (David Goggins)

Wow – Goggins is a beast of a man, who has overcome some serious hurdles in life to become the fierce warrior he is today. This book will make you want to go forth and take some souls.

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bloomsoup review – 9.5/10

the-happiness-advantageThe Happiness Advantage (Shawn Achor)

As the title suggests, this book allows us to get a handle on our happiness through the science of positive psychology. I really enjoyed this book and the research presented.

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bloomsoup review – 9/10

atomic habits summaryAtomic Habits (James Clear)

After many years of relying solely on will and inspiration to get things done, I’m now a bit of a habit fanatic. The power of compound interest can be truly immense when applied to our vision and goals. Progress is made, not through seismic shifts, but rather consistent daily actions.

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bloomsoup review – 8/10

the slight edge summaryThe Slight Edge (Jeff Olson)

This was the first book that really opened my mind to the financial concept of compound interest as it applies to habits and success. Simple idea but big implications when applied correctly.

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bloomsoup review – 8/10

blink summaryBlink (Malcolm Gladwell)

This is an interesting introduction to intuition and the hidden power we can draw upon to evaluate our environment and make decisions.

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bloomsoup review – 7.5/10

the power of your subconscious mind summaryThe Power of Your Subconscious Mind (Joseph Murphy)

Are you a Negative Norman, frequently pre-occupied with disempowering thoughts and feelings? Well, this book might provide the perspective shift you need. It’s a bit of a self-help classic covering how to re-program your subconscious mind to bring about real changes in your external reality. In fact, many modern personal development books and psychological studies still cover the same ground. The core message is slightly repetitive throughout the book, and some of the language could be off-putting if you’re non-religious, but it’s definitely worth a read.

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bloomsoup review – 7.5/10

Housekeeping

The entries above are partly written in my own words and may include some quotes, depending on the book.

Hopefully, they encapsulate the main lessons and themes from each author and provide a reasonable snapshot of the full text.

However, they should not be considered a complete substitute for the pleasure that can be derived from reading a book in its entirety.

Therefore, if the summary resonates with you, I’d encourage you to go forth and buy the book.

Want to see what’s on my reading list, along with other book recommendations? Check them out here.

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