My reading list for March is all over the place. I’ve been reached out to by some PR reps for some interesting books, and I’ve also been meaning to get around to a few others as well. The great thing about books is that they’re pretty timeless, so even if you’re late to the game, there will still be a game.
Since January 1st, I told myself that I NEEDED to read more, for my sanity and health. I love reading, and I didn’t “have the time”. AKA, I spent most of my time binge watching something. Instead, every time I felt like watching something mindlessly I would instead pick up a book. I like to read based on my mood as well. Some times I need to be inspired, other times I need to get away, and then there are the times that I just want to read something silly. So I spend my months rotating a few books, and when I’m about to reach the end I look into new ones so I always have a full stack.
While I prefer a physical book with binding and pages, I have to admit my budget sometimes only has room for a Kindle version. So, why the hell not? I like the idea of switching back and forth, and also carrying my books with me on my phone and tablet. Let’s face it, my tote bags are heavy enough without sticking a 400-page turner in it as well. This is my current rotation, along with a few others I’m trying to wrap up from last month as well. Don’t judge me, February was a pretty busy month for me! 🙂
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert – Yes, I am SOOOO late on this bandwagon. I get it, but I freaking made it, okay? And I am so happy that I finally started this. I haven’t heard a single bad thing about Big Magic, and everyone I spoke to made it seem like it was some major part of their creative life. I think they’re right. I’m about half way through this book, and I have to say that I have enjoyed every minute. I take work breaks while writing to read this and give my self a little boost.
The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo – Again…so late to this game as well. I finished this a few days, and I liked it. It wasn’t life changing at all, but it was a bit useful. And I definitely wanted to get into a crazy everything-must-go frenzy, but never actually did it.
In the Company of Women by Grace Bonney – I love interior design, but totally suck at it. My interests and tastes are just all over the place and un focused. But I love Design Sponge and when I heard this book was coming out I was so excited! I love that so many incredible women had short snippets of their passion and work lives in one place. I finished this book in one day, and I will definitely keep it as a reference for the moments I need to be picked up by some strong, incredible women.
I Actually Wore This by Tom Coleman – Okay, I love looking at old pictures and blaming my mom for dressing me like a clown. But I hate admitting to some of the crap I insisted on wearing myself. This book is such a fun take on some awesome people’s worst fashion mistakes. I think fashion gets such a bad rap sometimes for being snooty, and this proves that we all have fun and make mistakes. I flip through it every now and then before going to bed.
The Introvert Entrepreneur by Beth Buelow – As a woman in communications…I’ve made it clear that I am not a people person, and yes that’s so weird. I get it, sometimes it doesn’t make sense that I am in this industry. But I think that’s what people like about me as well. I’m not ashamed of my anti-social antics, I’ve learned to embrace it. I had this book in my Amazon cart forever, and finally bought the paperback. I’m not that far into, but I already love what I’m learning about myself and how I can use my ‘weakness’ as a strength.
It’s Not About Time by Nan S. Russell – I believe this is a newer release. I received a press release about it, and was sent the digital book. I love reading business books to help me rework my brain and strategies. Time management has never been a major problem for me, but this book is making me think of time in an even better way. Maybe I didn’t have a problem, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t do better!
Goats of Anarchy by Leanne Lauricella – This is possibly the only Instagram turned book I’ll ever want to read. I received a press release of this book a while back, and just by the title I knew that I HAD to give it a shot. Who knew reading about a goat rescue farm could be the highlight of your day? All of her goats have adorable names, and frankly this is an inspiring read!