I’ve been reading a lot lately. Maybe not compared to others, but compared to myself (which let’s get real, that is what counts) and I am loving it. Sure most of the books I’ve read fall into the “personal development” realm (i.e. previously known as “self help”) but I have always viewed myself as a work in progress, striving to be a better version of myself than I was the day before.
The last several books I have read are definitely what I would call WINNERS. They’ve inspired and motivated me with my work and my personal life, while also making me think long and hard about what I want to do, where I want to go, and how I want to get there.
With that said, I wanted to share 6 of my recent reads that I think are well worth the time and attention, and will leave you ready to take on the day!
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
The Year of Yes by Shonda Rimes
The 4 Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferris
The Untethered Soul by Michael A Singer
Presence by Amy Cuddy
Have you read any good books recently?
Shonda Rimes has a book!?! Oh my gosh I must have it. Thank you so much for sharing; I had no idea that one of the women I so respect for changing Hollywood is also changing the novel world 🙂
Cayanne Marcus @healthyezsweet recently posted…Why Jealousy is Bad for Feminism + Market Haul Monday
It’s a “personal development” type of book but it’s REALLY good!
I’ll have to add these to my amazon wishlist! I loved You are a badass by jen sincero 🙂
Liz @ The Clean Eating Couple recently posted…Healthy Mocha Brownies
I’ve been hearing really good things about that book, it might have to be next!
I love personal development books. Thanks for all these recommendations, I’ll definitely check these out!
Cara recently posted…Spring Bucket List
YES, do it!!
Most of these are on my book list! I love books like this so I really hope I can get more time to read over the summer and check these out.
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So many of my friends loved Big Magic and were so inspired by it! I have it on my shelf, just haven’t read it yet, but definitely want to soon! 🙂
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OPEN THE BOOK, girl! 😉
I’ve definitely seen The 4-Hour Workweek all over the internet, and everyone says it’s amazing! I’m curious about why it’s so good… but I think I might have to add it to my list of books to read!
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You definitely have to add it to your list! I listened to the audio version but I think it’s one of those books better read physically because there’s a lot of pages I would have wanted to ear mark!
Shondas book was SOOO GOOD!
I am a big fiction reader myself. Last year was the first time I read a non-fiction book from start to finish. But I have read bits and pieces of the 4-Hour Work Week and it’s pretty amazing!
I really enjoy fiction books but for some reason unless they pull me in IMMEDIATELY, I have a lot harder time sticking it out. When it comes to a nonfiction book, I know the story may not be as strong and I have a different mentality around it, it’s kind of strange.
These all seem like really good books! I’ve heard of some, but a few are new to me! Thanks for the recommendations!
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They’re great books, definitely worth the read!
I’m going to have to check these out, especially “The 4-hour Work Week”!
YES! Do it!!
I just purchased Big Magic but have yet to start reading it yet. I heard that the Happiness Project and Year of Yes are both really good as well. I will have to check these books out.
Mistle recently posted…On Wednesdays We Confess Vol 4
You will love them all, so inspiring!
i have read the happiness project and i really enjoyed it. i have to check some of these on your list. thanks .
dixya | food, pleasure, and health recently posted…Savory Yogurt Parfait
Maybe Year of Yes next? I’m still obsessing over it!
Will definitely check these out!! I have heard of some, but haven’t read any.
Emily recently posted…Pregnancy Update and What I’m Missing
Definitely check them out! You’ll love ’em!
I loved the happiness project! I’m hoping to read her follow up book soon! How was the 4 hour work week? I’ve heard mixed reviews.
Heather @ Polyglot Jot recently posted…WIAW: Saturday Delights
Yes, I haven’t read it yet either but it’s on my list!
I haven’t read any of these but will head over to my library and check them out. Appreciate the informations.
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So many good books here! Loved Big Magic and The Happiness Project. I just downloaded Presence and can’t wait to listen to it on my drive to work. I’ve heard great things and Amy Cuddy’s TED talk was great!
I have to see her TED talk still but I can already tell that I’ll love it!