If ya’ll haven’t noticed by now, I’m obsessed with reading. I take my books with me everywhere. Work, the gym, the breakfast table, long car rides, and most favorably — my bed.
For me, reading is a form of meditation. It’s one of the only times I feel disconnect from the world and wholly connected to myself. Once I find myself wrapped up in a good book you can count me out for all other activities, because I’m not putting that book down until the last page is turned.
I’m not saying you need to become a book worm like me, but if you’re looking to expand your mind, learn something new, increase your personal growth, or just kick back and get lost — pick up one of the following titles and I promise you, you won’t be disappointed.
Just for fun, here’s a book pun: Sorry! My weekend is so busy, it’s all booked! (Also a short sad story about my life. Continue on.)
You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life — Jen Sincero
Full of hilariously inspiring stories, bite-sized nuggets of advice, and a hint of tough love, You Are a Badass will leave you itching to wake up on a Monday morning and crush the week ahead. Sincero tells it like it is and reminds you that what you manifest in your mind, you’ll manifest in your life.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*CK — Mark Manson
Manson takes a different approach to getting what you want out of life — stop forcing yourself to stay positive all the time, stop trying to be the best at things you simply aren’t good at, and stop giving a f*ck about stuff/people/jobs that don’t matter. Refreshingly raw and slightly disturbing, you’ll finish this book with an attitude you didn’t know you had and a fire to get to work.
My Year With Eleanor: A Memoir — Noelle Hancock
Fear has the same effects on our bodies as excitement: increased heart rate, sweaty palms, quickened breathing. It only becomes a negative thing when we perceive it as such.
After losing her fancy well-paying job in New York City during the 2008 financial crisis, Hancock decides to grit her teeth, stare fear right in the face, and set out on the most thrilling and terrifying year of her life. You’ll learn what it means to leap out of your comfort zone and into a life that keeps you on your toes. Oh — and if you’re anything like me, you’ll leave with a newly lit desire to do something crazy.