Books I’m Currently Reading


I believe summer is wonderful time to learn.  Growing up, summers are spent outdoors running around with friends.  Now I find that the heat is exhausting and I’d rather stay indoors or find shade to read a book.

Lately I’ve started reading multiple books at once, almost like following multiple TV series at a time.  I have a mixture of books for business, self-growth and pleasure.   I was trained to hang out in a Barnes & Noble (thanks mom) and now would rather sit in the store’s cafe rather than watch primetime.

#GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso  I’m really excited to dive in this book!  I picked this one up just yesterday based off the intro alone.  Sophia has a kick ass personality (excuse my french) and shares insight on how to kiss fear goodbye and get what you want. I think it’s great for anyone starting a business, making a career change or just getting through the daily grind.

Creative, Inc. by Joy Cho & Meg Mateo Ilasco My copy of this book is filled with post-its.  I haven’t taken so many notes since reading Blog, Inc.  That makes total sense, since Joy Cho always seems to offer honest and straight forward creative advice. If you’re considering a freelance career in any field definitely flip through pages for tips to start your journey.

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling  I’m already a huge fan of her TV show and her role on The Office, so I had to pick up this book.  Her humor and acceptance of being the oddball will definitely give you a boost of confidence. Bonus, she’s coming out with a second book soon and I can’t wait!

Strengths Finder by Tom Rath I originally acquired this book from work, but I’m going back through it to truly understand my strengths.  It’s a great assessment and lesson in learning to play to what you are good at instead of dwelling on weaknesses.

Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple I remembered there was a ton of hype surrounding this book last year and I resisted reading for a while.  Finally decided to crack it open and boy is it entertaining.  This crazy story of a neurotic mom that disappears should definitely be made into a movie.  I wonder who should play Bernadette, maybe Julianne Moore?

Do you have any favorite summer reads?  I’d love hear suggestions for my next round of books to read!

  • I’m currently reading Daring Greatly. It took a bit to get into it, but now I’m flying through it. I just read Blog, Inc and might have to start Creative, Inc based on your recommendation. For a fun summer read, check out The Vactioners!

  • I keep hearing about The Vacationers and saw the huge poster at Barnes & Noble! I know Leah from Freutcake featured it too. Thanks for the rec!

  • This summer I read Atlas Shrugged (kind of dated), Lean In, and Gone Girl. I loved all of them! Thanks for the suggestions :)

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