I hope you had a lovely end to July and you are enjoying August so far. I thought I would share with you some of the books on my TBR list for this summer but for self growth and self development specifically. These kind of books have been on my list for a little while and I finally took the leap of faith to put some work into myself.
My Summer TBR list:
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear – Elizabeth Gilbert
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert is a book of motivational passages, anecdotes, and quotes meant to inspire readers to embrace creativity in whatever form is most natural for them. By exploring creativity through real life experiences and words of encouragement, readers learn to face what holds them back from embracing inspiration and activating their creative nature, also known as finding Big Magic…
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F#%k – Mark Manson
For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. “F**k positivity,” Mark Manson says. “Let’s be honest, shit is f**ked and we have to live with it.” In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn’t sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is—a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is his antidote to the coddling, let’s-all-feel-good mindset that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.
Lean In – Sheryl Sandberg
Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In is a massive cultural phenomenon and its title has become an instant catchphrase for empowering women. The book soared to the top of bestseller lists internationally, igniting global conversations about women and ambition. Sandberg packed theatres, dominated opinion pages, appeared on every major television show and on the cover of Time magazine, and sparked ferocious debate about women and leadership.
20-Something, 20-Everything: A Quarter-life Woman’s Guide to Balance and Direction – Christine Hassler
The midtwenties through the midthirties can be a time of difficult transition: the security blankets of college and parents are gone, and it’s suddenly time to make far-reaching decisions about career, investments, and adult identity. When author Christine Hassler experienced what she calls the “twenties triangle”, she found that she was not alone. In fact, an entire generation of young women is questioning their choices, unsure if what they’ve been striving for is what they really want. They’re eager to set a new course for their lives, even if that means giving up what they have.
You Are A Badass – Jen Sincero
In this refreshingly entertaining how-to guide, bestselling author and world-traveling success coach, Jen Sincero, serves up 27 bitesized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word, helping you to:
– Identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviours that stop you from getting what you want.
– Create a life you totally love. And create it NOW!
– Make some damn money already. The kind you’ve never made before.
I Am That Girl – Alexis Jones
In a crazy, media distracted world the important questions often get lost like: What’s your passion? What’s your purpose? Who do you want to be? Alexis Jones has built a career listening to and helping girls around the world figure out those questions in order to inspire them to think for themselves, to speak their truth, to discover their purpose, and to dream HUGE! Alexis believes that you’re not broken nor do you need to be fixed. You already are that girl who creates magic wherever she goes, who lives fearlessly, who inspires those around her to dream bigger, and who will leave the world better, just for having been in it.
And a few extras that I am looking to get round to reading…
Braving the Wilderness – Brene Brown
‘A Year of Positive Thinking: Daily Inspiration, Wisdom, and Courage’ – Cyndie Spiegel
‘Girl, Stop Apologizing’ – Rachel Hollis
‘Evolution of Goddess: A Modern Girl’s Guide to Activating Your Feminine Superpowers’ – Emma Mildon
I am going to try and read a minimum of two self help books each months, trying to put in a little bit of self work.
What Self-Development books are you reading? Any Recommendations?