Here are some of my favorite books from the last few months, in no specific order. I highly recommend them all. As you can see, my obsessions in life and reading seem to be a blend of fashion, business and organization.
Sometimes I forget what life was like before texting, smartphones and email. It seems to consume my life, but what is it costing me? My eyes were opened wide while reading Hands Free Mama. It’s a simple premise but it really makes you think about what we are all missing, that’s right in front of us. I am still on my journey to “hands free” but Rachel Stafford has reminded me to enjoy my children while they are young. I don’t want to forget any of these amazing memories.
“Don’t give up. Don’t buy into the belief that says you don’t have anything to offer. You are the only you in existence. The world needs your story. The world needs your gifts. The world needs you. May your life be a force that channels change in this world.” I have this statement highlighted in Money Making Mom on the last page. Wow!! This motivates me to be a better woman and a better mom.
I have been a fan of Lauren Weisberger, since her break out hit The Devil Wears Prada: A Novel. Everyone Worth Knowing soon became another of my favorites. I related to this character very much, stuck in a conservative suit and tie environment and needing to start something new and creative. This is a great way read for the current or past executive who yearns for something creative.
From the moment I started reading this book, I could see it on the big screen. The Knockoff has been described as a perfect blend of The Devil Wears Prada and The Social Network. Oh, how I agree. It is great to read a book that speaks to the adult who needs to embrace technology through a story of fashion and publishing. It was wonderful to have a heroine to route for again. Go Imogen!!!
This book has been discussed everywhere I look. My new goal in life is to master the KonMari Method of tidying. Okay, maybe not my goal in life, but I do want to learn to let go of the unneeded and unwanted, and tidy up. Ultimately this book teaches respect for yourself, your home and your possessions. I truly love her concept of keeping what brings you joy. This is a must read for those who are still trying to find organization. This book is also on my re-read list. It doesn’t seem to fully sink in the first time. And I can’t wait to read her follow-up book Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up.
From the girl who has read The Devil Wears Prada, probably 10 times and watched the movie, Devil Wears Prada – The 10th Anniversary Blu-ray, at least 100 times, I was so happy to see this book on the shelves. For years, I had hoped and wished that there would be a follow up to The Devil Wears Prada. What happened next with Andy? Did Miranda make her life a living hell? I finally got my wish and found out the real ending. Thank you Lauren Weisberger!!
I am one of the millions of fans of Good Morning America and Tory Johnson caught my eye as soon as she started as a Guest Contributor. I love her passion for encouraging women in business, and makes it seem very possible to achieve success. This is a wonderful book that talks about her story and a guide to finding, launching and growing a small business.
So, what books are you obsessed with? What should I add to my reading list?