Book Review: Don’t Overthink It by Anne Bogel

Based on the great reviews I had seen of this book, I decided to choose it as my non-fiction read for this month.

“Don’t overthink it” is a self help book that is a practical resource for people who struggle with overthinking in several aspects of their lives. I am an overthinker not in all aspects of my life but in most and shockingly in some areas that I never quite recognized or acknowledged. Therefore, I found this book quite helpful in my quest to stop overthinking unnecessarily and get on with issues. Three main things that stood out for me were perfectionism, rumination and analysis paralysis and I have now been armed with easy strategies to help me work on these issues that I have personally struggled with for a while. This book is a very valuable tool and I will revisit it more than once again this year to evaluate my progress.

What I didn’t like about this book is the fact that I found it a bit repetitive in some way that got me tired but because of the value I was getting from the book, I continued with it. Another issue may have been the fact that I listened to the audio book on Audible and didn’t enjoy listening to it. It was a bit dry and too low in energy for such a topic which is geared towards encouraging people to jump out of their comfort zones and turn to new habits. I believe I will have  a better experience reading the e-book or paperback copies and I will definitely buy it.

Overall, this is a very good book that will help you if you struggle with overthinking. I highly recommend.


Rating: 4.2 Stars

Published: March 3, 2020 by Baker Books

Pages: 217

Genre: Non-Fiction

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The Author: Anne Bogel is an author, the creator of the blog Modern Mrs. Darcy, and host of What Should I Read Next? podcast. Don’t Overthink It: Make Easier Decisions, Stop Second-Guessing, and Bring More Joy to Your Life releases March 3, 2020. Her second book I’d Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life explores the way our books shape, define, enchant, and even sometimes infuriate us. It’s the perfect gift for any bibliophile and will command an honored place on the (overstuffed) bookshelves of any book lover.

Reading People: How Seeing the World Through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything digs into Anne’s experience with the personality frameworks she loves the most and walks you through 7 different frameworks, explaining the basics in a way you can actually understand. She shares personal stories about how what she learned made a difference in her life and shows you how it could make a difference in yours, as well.

Modern Mrs. Darcy, which derives its name from a Jane Austen book, is a lifestyle blog for nerds who appreciate Anne’s modus operandi of approaching old, familiar ideas from new and fresh angles. While Modern Mrs. Darcy isn’t strictly a book blog, Anne writes frequently about books and reading. Her book lists are among her most popular posts. She is well known by readers, authors, and publishers as a tastemaker. In 2016, she launched her podcast What Should I Read Next?—a popular show devoted to literary matchmaking, bibliotherapy, and all things books and reading.

Anne lives in Louisville, Kentucky, with her husband, four children, and a yellow lab named Daisy.



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