I feel like it was just yesterday that I published my summer reading list. The change of season is the perfect time for a trip to Barnes & Noble, plus there’s nothing like cozy-ing up with a blanket and a hot cup of coffee and getting lost in a book as the leaves change.
Although school picks up and it seems like there isn’t time to read any more once classes start, there’s always time to sneak in some one-on-one time with a good book. I’ve written about it before, but there a lot of little life hacks that you can adopt to help squeeze in enough time to read. My favorite though is starting my day by reading. I love getting up a little earlier than necessary to learn something new that I can apply throughout the rest of the day.
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
This seems like a perfect book if you’re struggling reading and need a story to get lost in. It’s filled with family, community, and secrets. It comes out August, 2017 and will be one I take with me on vacation for Labor Day.
A Man Called Ove by Frederik Backman
This one has been out for a long time, but I’m finally putting it ahead on my list. I’m a sucker for stories with old cranky men, (The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry is another good one). This should be a sweet story, if you’ve read it let me know in the comments below if you liked it!
My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent
I’m really excited to read this one, and the fact that the main characters name is Turtle is only part of the reason. Turtle’s life is tragic and complex, but she lives among the Northern California wilderness in the rocky islands and tide pools. There’s so much buzz about this book, but it has to be because of the beautiful setting and the complex story that I’m sure will keep me turning pages.
The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google by Scott Galloway
It’s no surprise that these are the 4 biggest companies of our generation, but it is a bit of a surprise as to what made them that way. Galloway tries to dive in on what has made these four so iconic and what strategies they use to do it.
Friction: Passion Brands in the Age of Disruption by Jeff Rosenbaum
Branding is so important. Especially in an age of so much competition and distractions, it’s necessary to have something that’s uniquely you and differentiates yourself. The easiest way to do this is find your passion and follow it fiercely, and hopefully this book will help bring out more of that in me. I’ll let you know how it goes!
One of my biggest focuses right now is getting out consistent content on both my blog and my etsy shop, so I’m trying to find great articles and books that help me getting better at building my schedule. This is one that’s on my list in order to help that. This book puts a big emphasis on creating quality content in a way that isn’t too overwhelming…aka my main problem.
What books are on your reading list?!