November Reading List
Girl Wash Your Face
I just finished reading this book by Rachel Hollis, a motivational speaker and blogger. I loved this book because it was a reminder to keep negativity out of my head and my life. Hollis makes the point that the most negative words aimed towards us are coming from our own thoughts. Sometimes, we don’t even realize we do it. However, that negativity can keep us from doing what we want or make us feel incapable. I listened to this book as an audiobook. It was nice to listen to these reminders before I went in to work every day to keep me positive and motivated before the work day.
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I haven’t read this one, but it’s definitely on my list. It’s a fiction book that takes place in the 1960’s about a young girl that befriends a group of women that she was enthralled by due to their carefree nature, but they end up being a part of an infamously large cult. The main character becomes so engulfed in the cult and her friends, she’s lead to violent actions. This is the first book the author, Emma Cline, has written. I’m thinking this is the kind of book that has gets its readers hooked immediately!
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What Got You Here Won’t Get You There
Going back to non fiction, I learned about this book from my colleague. I would say this book is best for businessmen/women, but also helpful for those who are trying to accomplish pretty much anything in life. Marshall Goldsmith is an executive coach who reviews in this book how to climb the corporate ladder by correcting small flaws day to day. These suggest can be applied to every day life and entrepreneurship as well! I’m excited to put thee tips in action.
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The Handmaid’s Tale
I’m sure a lot of you have heard of this from the Hulu show starring Alexis Bledel. I tried to watch the show and I think I made it to the second episode before becoming significantly terrified and disgusted; it’s pretty graphic. However, I’m interested in the story itself, so I am going to give the book a shot! If you haven’t heard of The Handmaid’s Tale, it’s a novel about a dystopian world where women are living in a patriarchal society and are only valued if they are able to reproduce. I’m not sure of the main character’s goals in the book or how she attempts to get out, if it at all, but I’m definitely curious to see how this book folds out.
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It Happens In the Hamptons
If you are looking for a VERY light read, this book is for you. Sometimes, after I read something super heavy (like Jodi Piccoult or Nicholas Sparks books), I need a simple light hearted read like this. The main character is from Portland and is enticed to move to the Hamptons for the summer with a man she had met at a conference and her son. Pretty unusual, but I suppose it happens?
While living there she learns of that man’s extreme shadiness and meets another man closer to her age that she clicks with really well. She’s too nice to leave the first guy though, so she has this internal struggle of what to do. Mean while the rest of the people in the Hamptons are having class struggles between who lives there and is rich, who lives there and is poor, and who summers there. Interesting twist at the end though! I didn’t hate it 😉
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Hopefully you’ll get to pick one of these five up. If you do, let me know your thoughts about it! Also, if you have any book suggestions yourself, make sure to leave a comment so I can add it to my Good Reads!
Check out my previous book suggestions HERE