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SB Book Club: For the Summer

New in: Book Pickups For the Summer

Welcome to the SB book club! Well I guess maybe it isn’t a book club as much, but more of a “these are the books I just got, and I think they are perfect for me right now, and this is the one I am going to read first, so I’m going to share them with you” type of deal.

I thought it would be cute to tell you which one I will be reading, then maybe share my thoughts in a future post, and then you can maybe pick it up too! If not, you can just take this post as a book purchase inspiration post.

If you didn’t know, I enjoy fiction books, mystery, suspense, books that resemble to written “Gossip Girl” type books, and self-development books. Ya, a wide range of books. I also like memoirs and autobiographies. So random but there are few books that I don’t enjoy. Some of them include the numerous amount of zombie books my dad listened to while driving from North Carolina to Oregon spring of 2016. I think we were over 5 but under 10. Let me just say it was a lot of zombies. Oh, and a little Guns, Germs and Steel was tossed in there too. (That one was particularly rough from all the facts shoved down your throat.)

In an interview I had for an internship, I was talking to a lady about books that we were reading (I know, kinda weird, but I enjoyed it). I said that I wanted to read The Subtle Art of Not Giving an F*ck by Mark Manson, and she started going on and on about how amazing it was How it changed her mindset and really improved her life as a whole. I had wanted to read it before her telling me this, but her commentary really just pushed me to going to the Amazon Bookstore I have in a mall nearby and picked it up. Manson “cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be “positive” all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people”. “Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness we seek.” — Sounds amazing to me.

My roommate actually had this next book when she moved in and said I would love it, so here I am writing about how I have this book now. Thanks Nicolette! Read her interview here. Anyway, the book, Pretty Happy by Kate Hudson, shares Kate Hudson’s secrets to success, personally, emotionally, physically and how she lives her best life. Personally I think this is going to be my starting book this summer! She shares about 4 pillars to how she has achieved being pretty happy and I think this would be the perfect base point to start this summer at.

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert is all about empowerment, freedom from yourself to have a creative living beyond fear. Gilbert “asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. She shows us how to tackle what we most love, and how to face down what we most fear. She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives. Balancing between soulful spirituality and cheerful pragmatism, Gilbert encourages us to uncover the ‘strange jewels; that are hidden within each of us.” I got the idea to read this book from Marissa Lace’s “Year of You” book reading list!

Next up, a trio of books that are all in the same “series” I guess you could call it. The first being, Eat Pretty, the second being Eat Pretty Everyday and the interactive journal called Eat Pretty Live Well, all by Jolene Hart. Eat Pretty was the first in the series, educating the reader about how healthful ingredients in food, will boost your beauty on the inside and out. Eat Pretty Every Day is a book of daily inspirations for nourishing beauty inside and out, with tips and tricks that are easy to put into use. Lastly, the journal “includes lively and informative overviews, fill-in trackers and checklists, thought-provoking Q&As, goal-setting guidance, prompts for self-reflection, and repeating spreads for monitoring 40 days of living and eating well”.

If any of these interest you, you should definitely check them out this summer, pick one or two up, and read them along with me! I am starting with Pretty Happy!

Comment and let me know if there are any books I should look into to read this summer!

xx, Chandler

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