These last couple of months have allowed me to do a lot more thinking about how I’m spending my time. I don’t read nearly as much as I’d like to, but when I do get lost in a book, it really centers me. I devour the words in just a few days if I really love it. The thing about books is that they offer your mind a chance to escape, based on your literary choices, of course.
If you find yourself stressing over something at work, or simply feel bored, pick up a book. I promise, it’s not a moment that’s usually regretted.
- Self Care: A Novel by Leigh Stein: For me, it’s like reading the novelization of a favorite professional drama. Being good and doing good business don’t always go hand-in-hand, and that’s exactly what best friends and wellness co-founders discover. Can you maintain a friendship while trying to scale your growing business?
- Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close by Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman: This book couldn’t have come at a better time. I’ve always adored Ann Friedman’s work, and of course, like any other introvert, I need help maintaining my friendships.
- Worth It: Overcome Your Fears and Embrace the Life You Were Made For by Brit Barron: I am in no place to turn down a great pep talk. Brit shares her story while also making you feel so much less alone. The possibilities out there for each one of us are endless, and it’s time we recognize that.
- Do Nothing: How to Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing, and Underliving by Celeste Headlee: This book has never felt more relatable. I am one of the lucky people that kept their job during the initial start of the pandemic. However, we are busier than ever, and I’ve found myself working until midnight some nights. Before you switch gears, definitely read this book!
- Take a Hint, Dani Brown: A Novel (The Brown Sisters) by Talia Hibbert: The Brown sisters are back, and now it’s time to tell Danika’s story. I was so excited to hear that Hibbert was working on this series, and this book has been highly anticipated by anyone that’s read the first in the series, Get a Life, Chloe Brown.
- One Year of Ugly: A Novel by Caroline Mackenzie: After fleeing Venezuela, Yola Palacio is looking forward to starting anew in Trinidad with the rest of her family. However, the family plans on living in Trinidad illegally, and so the chaos begins.
- Living Lively: 80 Plant-Based Recipes to Activate Your Power and Feed Your Potential by Haile Thomas: I don’t follow a strict plant-based diet or anything, but I have been looking for healthier alternatives and swaps for recipes. There isn’t a recipe in this that my boyfriend isn’t willing to try.
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