This year, I have talked about just how motivated I have been in taking my reading habit to the next level. To be honest, this is one of the few goals I have stuck with throughout the year. It just takes me to a whole other world and opens my eyes to the many possibilities that exist – things I didn’t even know I could do. There’s so much in books.
Anywho, at the beginning of this year, I decided to read at least one book a month. This way, I would keep myself busy, and still be able to learn a thing or two.
(I usually pull a book out while in traffic, and wonder what those around me are thinking as they see me reading haha).
So today I just wanted to come on here and share with you just some of the books I have been reading. Also, you can put a few of these books on your 2020 reading list, yes?
Lean in – Sheryl Sandberg
This book challenges society to change the conversation from what women can’t do to what we can do, and serves as a rallying cry for everyone to work together to create a more equal world.
There are some very deep questions that you will get in the book – questions that will make you realize that some things you are doing have been hindering you from success. After all, don’t we all want to be successful?
The Last Black Unicorn – Tiffany Haddish
Now this book made me see Tiffany in a whole new light. She opens up her life in a way that leaves you grateful for what you have. I mean, the things she has been through and how far she has come… It’s all something that points out to a phrase I live by: “It will always work out in the end”.
PS: If you don’t know Tiffany Haddish, look for the movie Girls’ Trip.
Born A Crime – Trevor Noah
For all y’all who don’t know, Trevor is my crush?. And so, of course, I had to read his book. He describes stuff so well, and in a way that is so relatable.
The book is his life – right from the time he was born at a time when it was considered a crime for a white man and a black woman to have a relationship, all the way to his journey in comedy.
You will find yourself laughing out loud, while at the same time, learning stuff from reading about Trevor. This is a must-read!
Strong Looks Better Naked – Khloe Kardashian
Well, with this, I honestly expected much more than I got. I have however just thought about this book again, especially with the online body shaming that has been going around.
In the book, Khloe talks about how she found the strength of body, mind, and heart, as she struggled with weight, relationships and self-image issues.
A strong body indeed lays the foundation for a strong mind, which leads to strength of heart, character, and ultimately spirit. You can create strength, confidence and true beauty in every facet of your life.
Wildflower – Drew Barrymore
I am so used to reading a memoir that starts with the author’s childhood and progresses through various stages in life. Now with this one, everything is everywhere, as Drew looks back on the adventures, challenges, and incredible experiences she has had throughout her life.
There’s a phrase I loved from the book – one I’m gonna leave you with: Let us all be like birds of paradise (plant) and defy tradition, and yet create our own traditions at the same time. Let us all be wildflowers.
Educated – Tara Westover
This left me inspired on so many levels. I’m just gonna leave this link here to the post. Go read it for yourself here…
In total, I have read about 15 books (including the fictional ones) and yes! It has been an enjoyable ride.
What is that one goal you have achieved?
Until next time, all my love