8 Books To Add To Your May Reading List

Spring is the best time to get some reading done. I love sitting on the patio with a book in one hand and a cold drink in the other. Take these reads everywhere so you’re never alone!

  1. The Most Powerful Woman in the Room is You by Lydia Fenet: This introvert is always down for a great pep talk. That’s exactly what you get from Lydia Fenet, along with some serious tips that you can take to the boardroom, or even just your cubicle. The book proves that you’ve got the power, you probably just don’t know it yet.
  2. Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark: If books could kill…sorry, I had to do it. Fun puns aside, these ladies bring their podcast, My Favorite Murder, to book form with this one. This is a true-crime lover’s dream come to Kindle.
  3. The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates: We women need to stick together, right? Yes! And Melinda Gates is on our side as well. I encourage you to share this book with all of the women and men in your life. This book takes empowering women to all new heights, and will really make you about so many different aspects in your life.
  4. Feminist Accountability: Disrupting Violence and Transforming Power by Ann Russo: It’s so easy to talk the talk, but can you walk the walk? Ann Russo truly dives into the vast topic of feminism, helping us understand the movement more and more. It’s very self-reflective, and truly makes you think about your own feminist accountability—hence the all-telling title.
  5. Cheer Up, Mr. Widdicombe: A Novel by Evan James: You’ll notice that a lot of these reads tackle family issues in very real ways. The Widdicombe family is falling apart separately. So, it’s no wonder that they aren’t at their best when they come together. You’ll laugh and probably cry all in the same chapter.
  6. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb: Definitely read this before the TV series hits the screens! Have your ever said some super absurd things and thought, “Hmm, maybe I need a therapist”? This book is full of those moments. A Hollywood therapist opens up to the world about her clients, and herself. Beware, this book won’t be easy to put down.
  7. The Solo Female Travel Book: Tips and Inspiration for Women Who Want to See the World on Their Own Terms by Jen Ruiz: This lawyer-turned-travel-writer once again shows her skills as a travel expert to inspire other women to stop holding back and see the world how they want to see it. There are so many travel books out there, but no other like this. This guide is a must for any woman, whether she wants to take a few months off to go backpacking, or globe trot for business.
  8. There’s a Word for That by Sloane Tanen: It seems like all of the major problems are going down in LA. This novel focuses on a multi-generational family that comes together in one rehab center. You’ll be happy that you have your own family, and not this one. But I love how the fiction gets really raw and real. Plus, there are some hilarious moments to break up the drama.

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