My Rest of the Year Reading List

There are less than 6 months left in the year (how?!) so I'm sharing what's on my reading list for the remainder of 2018!


Jen Sincero, You are a Badass

I avoided this book for a while due to its kitchy title. However, I am bummed I stayed away this long because I am obsessed! The author has a no-nonsense way of telling us to get off your buns and make life happen. Lots of opportunities for journal and self reflection to help us figure it out on our own.


Kevin Kwan, Crazy Rich Asians

Apparently this is the hot book trend of the summer. I love a good fiction to mix it up with so I'm excited for this one. Also, it's a trilogy so that's super.


Gregory Boyle, Barking to the Choir

Author, Priest, and founder of Homeboy Industries (the largest gang-intervention program in the world) sheds light on his mission working with former gang members. He reminds us all that life should be filled with love and kindness and hopes to reinstate our willingness to love no matter what. I cannot wait to crack this one open.


Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic

Need to unblock your creative funk? Dive on into read. Written by the wonderful Elizabeth Gilbert, it hopes to give us a sweet kick in the pants to uncover what we love doing, what's holding us back from doing it, and encouraging us to just do it. I.can't.wait.


Bob Goff, Everybody Always

In his first novel, Love Does, author, attorney, and Honorary US Console, Bob Goff blew me away with the lessons along his journey of life and ability to embrace every experience by loving all. Amazon's description of this novel so perfectly describes its effort to teach us to "love people, even the difficult ones, without distinctions or limits."

Anita Diamant, The Red Tent

I've had this book for a while. In fact, it was passed down to me from my mom and I just never got around to reading it. No better time then now, am I right? It's a first-person narrative that tells the story of Dinah, daughter of Jacob and sister of Joseph. (source: Wikipedia) The red tent was a mandatory hang out spot for ladies on their moon cycles and during birth - but it was so much more than that.

 

Amanda Mays