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My 2020 Reading List

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The new decade has got everybody in a “new year new me” frenzy. We are all setting our goals intentions for the next 365 days of our lives. For me, self awareness and personal development has become a huge topic in my own personal life. A lot of shit went down last year and I am in a new headspace to get myself back on track and start developing new healthy habits. No, my focus isn’t “I am going to be super super healthy and lose weight!”… that is something that I am always working on so not stressing about making it the main theme of my New Year.

As part of my plan towards self awareness and personal development, I am putting my time and energy into routines and habits that are going to help me grow as an individual, as a mother, as a wife and as an entrepreneur. I will go more into detail about that in another other post, but for now I want to share one of my goals this year… READ MORE! I won’t hesitate to say that I am not a huge fan of reading. I’ve never been patient when it comes to reading, yet I am always buying books in hopes that I will get through them. I love buying books, maybe it’s because I love writing… but anyway, one of my goals this year is to get through the books that I have purchased but have never finished.

(PSA I have actually finished two of the books in my list below, just decided that it has been a while and maybe it’s time that I re-read them)

Behold, here is my 2020 Reading List! if you have any book recommendations I would love to learn about them so be sure to drop a comment below so I can check them out! Also, let me know if you have read any of these book and let me know what you think about them.

#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso

#GIRLBOSS is written by Sophia Amoruso, the successful owner of popular brand Nasty Gal. She tells the story of her road to becoming a GIRLBOSS, and aims to teach you how to learn from your own mistakes and from other people’s mistakes. To help you realize when to quit and when to ask for more.

Not That Kind Of Girl by Lena Dunham

In Not That Kind of Girl, Dunham illuminates the experiences that are part of making one’s way in the world: falling in love, feeling alone, being ten pounds overweight despite eating only health food, having to prove yourself in a room full of men twice your age, finding true love, and most of all, having the guts to believe that your story is one that deserves to be told.

Coco Chanel: An Intimate Life by Lisa Chaney

The controversial story of Chanel, the twentieth century’s foremost fashion icon. Revolutionizing women’s dress, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel was the twentieth century’s most influential designer. Her extraordinary and unconventional journey-from abject poverty to a new kind of glamour- helped forge the idea of modern woman.

Stiletto Network by Pamela Ryckman

Stiletto Network is the first book to highlight this groundbreaking movement of these trailblazing women. However, these pages are not only about celebrating these extraordinary women–from captains of industry to aspiring entrepreneurs–who have come together to celebrate, unwind, debate, and compare notes.

Yes Please by Amy Poehler

In Amy Poehler’s highly anticipated first book, Yes Please, she offers up a big juicy stew of personal stories, funny bits on sex and love and friendship and parenthood and real life advice (some useful, some not so much), like when to be funny and when to be serious. Powered by Amy’s charming and hilarious, biting yet wise voice, Yes Please is a book full of words to live by.

Going Off Script by Giuliana Rancic

In her hilarious memoir Going Off Script, Giuliana Rancic gives readers an honest look at her life on and off camera. From a young age she dreamed of becoming a TV anchorwoman, but her path to her dream job was far from straight, leading her instead to Hollywood news and a bounty of LA misadventures

She Means Business by Carrie Green

There has never been a better time to say yes! With a computer and an Internet connection you can get your ideas, messages and business out there like never before and create so much success. In this book, Carrie Green shows you how. Carrie started her first online business at the age of 20 – she knows what it’s like to be an ambitious and creative woman with big dreams and huge determination…but she also knows the challenges of starting and running a business, including the fears, overwhelm, confusion and blocks that entrepreneurs face. 

You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero

In this refreshingly entertaining how-to guide, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author and world-traveling success coach, Jen Sincero, serves up 27 bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word. If you’re ready to make some serious changes around here, You Are a Badass will help you: Identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors that stop you from getting what you want, blast past your fears so you can take big exciting risks, figure out how to make some damn money already, learn to love yourself and others, set big goals and reach them – it will basically show you how to create a life you totally love, and how to create it now.

Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis

In Girl, Stop Apologizing, Rachel Hollis sounds a wake-up call. She knows that many women have been taught to define themselves in light of other people—whether as wife, mother, daughter, or employee—instead of learning how to own who they are and what they want. With a challenge to women everywhere to stop talking themselves out of their dreams, Hollis identifies the excuses to let go of, the behaviors to adopt, and the skills to acquire on the path to growth, confidence, and believing in yourself.

Influencer by Brittany Hennessy

Whether you’re just starting out or you’re ready for bigger campaigns, Hennessy guides you through core influencer principles. From creating content worth double tapping and using hashtags to get discovered, to understanding FTC rules and delivering metrics, she’ll show you how to elevate your profile, embrace your edge, and make money–all while doing what you love.

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