If you’re anything like me, the amount of reading you do significantly increases during the summer. There’s nothing more relaxing than sitting lakeside with a good book in your hands. In this blog, I have decided to share with you 4 extremely inspiring reads that I have enjoyed tremendously this summer…and they all happen to be written by women! Amazing! Summer’s not over yet…so pick up one of the following books and get reading!
- “Girl, Wash Your Face” – Rachel Hollis: You’ve probably heard of this one! Rachel Hollis is a self-help GURU, and the founder of a wildly successful event-planning company. “Girl, Wash Your Face” is jam-packed with life lessons from Hollis that cover a variety of topics from relationships, body confidence, motherhood, and so on. In this book, Hollis tells readers that we are the products of our own lives, and we are also the answer to all of our problems. Hollis places emphasis on investing and believing in ourselves. This is a book that I read fairly quickly because I could just not put it down. It was filled with laughter, heartwarming tales, and inspiring stories that left me with a lot to reflect upon and be grateful for. I can hardly wait to pick up the sequel, “Girl, Stop Apologizing”, which focuses on being unapologetically you.
- “You are a Bada$$” – Jen Sincero: This is the latest read I have finished. I spent a little bit more time on this book, re-reading paragraphs, pages, and chapters to fully soak in all of the advice that Sincero provides. This book is filled with humour, vulgarities and extremely blunt advice. It’s thorough, but to-the-point. It’s lighthearted, but the advice is impactful, and it’s totally up my alley. This book is filled with tidbits of knowledge to help you conquer your fears and to help you stop getting in the way of yourself. Its chapters are dedicated to finance, self-love, goal-setting and more.
- “#GIRLBOSS” – Sophia Amoruso: This book is written by one of THE original “girl bosses”, Sophia Amoruso. Amoruso is the founder of Nasty Gal, one of the fastest growing companies to-date. This book follows Amoruso’s journey from selling vintage clothing on eBay under the username Nasty Gal, to eventually transforming the brand into what it is today — a fashion empire. Throughout her book, Amoruso shares stories about overcoming obstacles, dealing with heartbreak, disappointment, rejection, as well as inspiring moments and tons of laughter. Amoruso also provides practical advice about applying for jobs, interviewing, entrepreneurship and more.
- “Educated” – Tara Westover: This book is a little different than the others I have recommended. It’s a memoir written by Tara Westover, an inspiring woman with a very interesting upbringing. Westover was raised in a Mormon survivalist home in Idaho. Her dad was basically a conspiracy theorist who had extremely non-mainstream views about the government and historical events. Tara and her 6 siblings were completely isolated from the “real world” and never experienced proper homeschooling. Tara first stepped foot in a traditional classroom setting when she was 17 years old…and what she was able to accomplish in the face of adversity is truly remarkable. I won’t give away any spoilers, but it’s a must-read, I promise!
I’m always on the hunt for some good reads. Drop some titles in a comment below!