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Must Read | Fall 2018

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I am not the biggest ‘book nerd’ you will ever meet, but I do love to read as often and as much as I can!

This past Fall I read a little bit of everything. From Personal Development, to poems, to Autobiographies/Non-Fiction to Fiction. I got to read a variety and I want to share them with you!

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Milk & Honey by Rupi Kaur

Words that take you on a journey through pain, love, heartbreak, and healing. If you love poetry, or trying to start reading more, I would recommend this.

Rating: 4 out of 5

“…bloom beautifully, dangerously, loudly, bloom softly. However you need, just bloom.”

Kaur, 158

“I have what I have, and I am happy. I’ve lost what I’ve lost and I am still happy.”

Kaur, 180

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

I loved this one! I watched the HBO series of it, and loved that too! I felt like each one had its own strengths and did great telling the story.

Sharp objects is about Camille who goes back to her hometown to report a story of a small town serial killer of these teenage girls. The detail and the mood of the town is very clear, and the HBO series portrayed it well! It was a thriller and there were chapters that I could not put the back down. Since I did watch the series first I did know who did it, but like all books they go into more detail.

Rating: 5 out of 5

Tina Fey | Bossypants

I started this one twice! Back in 2016, and again in 2018! It was great the second time around, and definitely gives you a good laugh. Tina shares her story about her career and life through how she got a scar on her face, growing up as a brunette, her father, working at YMCA, the start of her comedic career, and creating 30 Rock.

Rating: 4 out of 5

Night by Elie Wiesel

I read this one in high school, and wanted to pick it up again. I would read this one while walking dogs. It’s an easy read, but boy it sent chills down my spine! The images Elie shares, it makes you feel like you were there in the ghettos and the camps. The things he would describe that would happen would make stop in your tracks.

Rating: 4 out of 5

The Barefoot Spirit by Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey

If you are wanting to start a business and looking for new marketing tactics, I highly recommend this one. I had to read it as a requirement for my Marketing class, and I am so glad we needed to.

I was in my first year of business trying to learn and understand so many things. Reading this book really got me through! It’s relatable and offers perspective, motivation and advice. And as you can see, this book has gotten it’s full use! I went back multiple times through this book to use as a reference, have highlighted various sections of their story and marketing techniques that I can personally apply to my small business.

“Have you had your brick today?”

Rating: 4 out of 5

You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero

Loved this book! From the start you get the authors tone and character. She’s very honest, to the point, and has a few funnies in there. This book is for men and women, and highly recommend it because at the end of the day “we are all little bunnies” that are just trying to figure it out.

I learned about high and low frequencies. Whenever I am low, I really do keep this book in mind to make sure to stay and maintain that higher frequency. As well as just challenging myself. What I want is already out there, I just have to go for it.

Rating: 5 out of 5

Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans

I went to Rome in August 2018, and I read this book a few months later and it brought back so many beautiful memories of our time in Italy. It’s about Lina who loses her mother and has to go stay with her father in Tuscany. While she’s there she discovers a journal from her moms past and her in time that she spent studying abroad in Tuscany. Lina also discovers family truths, love and friendships, and of course the love for gelato! I loved being on the journey with Lina and discovering her mothers past and the families secrets. I look forward to reading Evans sequel, Love & Luck.

Rating: 4 out of 5

The Badass Life by Christmas Abbott

The Badass Life was the first Self-Help book I ever read. It was super motivating and was the start of my personal development journey. It broke it all down to the day-by-day. It introduced affirmations to me and really help to get going on a self-care routine.

If you are unsure about personal development, start with this book. Read a day at a time. Then I would move onto the ‘You Are A Badass’ by Jen Sincero to get a little more in depth.

Rating: 4 out of 5


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