As a follow-up post to that last TV-obsessed version of me that posted all about my love for the Thursday night lIneup on ABC, I wanted to talk about some books on my radar. I do read. In fact I’m looking for a new book right now, and here are some of the books that have been recommended to me:
1. Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg, a book about working women and their will to lead. It is Sheryl Sandberg’s own take on the task of being a high-powered, career-focused woman in today’s work force while still having a family. I think the reason it is interesting to me is that I have always wanted to work, but I have also always wanted to have a family (in due time mom). For me, this is one of the things that I love about the profession I have chosen. I’m passionate about design, and I love working with my clients, but I also know that there will come a time when I’m going to want to start a family. With my design work I hope to be fortunate to balance the two.
2. #GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso, a book about Sophia’s own journey into life as a woman running her own company. This one feels like it will really resonate with me and where I am at right now in my own life. I know a lot of women I admire and follow along with who have read this book already and raved about it… I’m a little late to the game, but I can’t wait to get my copy and dive in!
3. 10% Happier by Dan Harris, is a book about taming that nagging (and often cruel) voice inside and finding success and happiness in your day to day. I had been thinking about this book for a while, then randomly saw it at the store, picked it up and passed on it. I then read a post from another blogger I read frequently who had just finished it… I think it’s a sign that I need to pick it up!
4. The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman, came highly recommended to me by a dear friend whose marriage I truly admire. In the world we live in today where the statistics of divorce are staggering (and as a child of divorce) I feel there is truly no time too early to connect with your significant other and really make the commitment to making it last. So when this book was gifted to me the other day, I became very excited to dive into it with my hubby and see what exactly these love languages are all about.
5. The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins, is a book I randomly came a cross in Costco while doing my shopping the other night, and it looked good, but I was too tired to really look through it. Last night, I was going through the remnants of last weekend’s paper for recycling, and I came across the book-review section and read through the excerpt about this book. It seems like it would be a good quick read, with a little mystery and intrigue and a main character that you can root for.
That is enough to keep this busy slow reader covered for the rest of winter! What books have you read lately? Anything you would recommend? I love hearing what people have been reading and seeing what books I can pick up next!