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!