One thing I always look forward to is a new book. I have always loved reading and last year during quarantine I had the opportunity to really read more books and improve myself through my readings. If you are not a big reader already, I fully recommend picking up the habit because reading has plenty of great benefits. Not only does reading increase your knowledge and offer you a fresh perspective, but it also reduces stress, helps you to practice mindfulness, and increases your attention span. Over the course of 2020 I read an assortment of books ranging from personal development to speculative fiction. Here are some of my favorites:
The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
Description: A New York Times bestselling modern masterpiece that “reminds us of the power of truth in the face of evil”—and can be read on its own or as a sequel to Margaret Atwood’s classic, The Handmaid’s Tale.
Everything is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo
Description: From the host of the award-winning MarieTV and The Marie Forleo Podcast, an indispensable handbook for becoming the creative force of your own life. While most self-help books offer quick fixes, Everything is Figureoutable will retrain your brain to think more creatively and positively in the face of setbacks.
You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero
Description: In this refreshingly entertaining how-to guide, bestselling author and world-traveling success coach, Jen Sincero, serves up 27 bitesized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word, helping you to identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors that stop you from getting what you want, create a life you totally love, and create it NOW!
You Are A Badass At Making Money by Jen Sincero
Description: Drawing on her own transformation—over just a few years—from a woman living in a converted garage with tumbleweeds blowing through her bank account to a woman who travels the world in style, Jen Sincero channels the inimitable sass and practicality that made You Are a Badassan indomitable bestseller.
Untamed by Glennon Doyle
Description: Soulful and uproarious, forceful and tender, Untamed is both an intimate memoir and a galvanizing wake-up call. It is the story of how one woman learned that a responsible mother is not one who slowly dies for her children, but one who shows them how to fully live.
How To Make A House A Home by Ariel Kaye
Descripton: Parachute founder Ariel Kaye meets you wherever you are, with actionable tips and advice on how to match purpose with style. Here is everything you need to bring mindful choices into your home to make it completely you, from color palettes to organization, house plants to furniture.
Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone by Brené Brown
Description: “A timely and important book that challenges everything we think we know about cultivating true belonging in our communities, organizations, and culture.”
I learned so much from each of these books and highly recommend them to anyone who is thinking to expand their minds and live a more elevated and curious life. I’m currently reading Badass Habits: Cultivate the Awareness, Boundaries, and Daily Upgrades You Need to Make Them Stick by Jen Sincero. After I finish those books I want to read Matthew McConaguay’s new book Greenlight and Ed Mylett’s book #MaxOut Your Life . I recently listened to Matthew’s McConaguary interview on both podcasts School of Greatness and Impact Theory, and I find his story to be so inspiring. He works hard and keeps a grateful, open-mind. I have realized that there is a lot that I could learn from him. I am eager to read Mylett’s book because he is such an inspiration to me. I love his attitude and his outlook on life. Listening to his podcast always leaves me feeling motivated and confident. I highly recommend all the podcasts I have mentioned.
Have you read any of these books? Comment below which one you liked the best and which one you would like to read!
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