One of my goals at the beginning of the year was to read more, at heart I’m a total book worm, but I’d got stuck in the rut of saying I was ‘too busy’ to read a book despite spending the last hour of every night scrolling through my phone. With the first quarter of the year done and dusted I am proud to say that I’ve stuck with my goals, partially due to a stricter reading routine at night and no phone scrolling once I’m in bed and secondly due to my new love of Audible. I certainly don’t have hours to sit and read every day, but I have a lot of time that I can be listening so most days I switch on an audiobook. The power of words has such a profound effect on my day, so I thought I’d share the books that I’m hoping to read each month.
Better than Before : Gretchen Rubin
This book was sent to my by a lovely instafriend and I am hooked. With ‘habits’ high on my priority list this year I am immersing myself in Gretchen Rubin’s secret to habit change – knowing ourselves.
Lean In : Sheryl Sandberg
If you’ve got 15 minutes to spare listen to Sheryl Sandberg’s TED talk. Whether your version of ‘work’ is in the corporate world or the home if you’re a woman her words will move you. Lean In takes a look inside Sandberg’s experience with some of the world’s most successful businesses but more importantly looks at what women can do to help themselves
The Gifts of Imperfection : Brene Brown
After diving into Daring Greatly last month for Blog Society’s Book Club, I’m going back into the Brene’ catalogue! The Gifts of Imperfection looks at Brown’s research into Wholehearted living – a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness.
7 Habits of Highly Effective People : Stephen R. Covey
I told you habits were high on the priority list!! This one jumped on to my reading list after hearing Jess Lively call it a must read. A book that is still being called ‘as relevant as ever’ 25 years after first being published needs to read.
Essentialism : Greg McKeown
The tag line ‘do you feel busy but not productive?’ grabbed me hook, line and sinker. Essentialism is McKeown’s guide to achieving the disciplined pursuit of less.
I hope my reading list will inspire you to pick up a good book (or listen to one!)