Hello, there. Self-proclaimed book nerd over here! Since I can remember, I’ve always loved reading. It’s one of the reasons I joined UBAM and started selling kid’s books. I just think it’s so important for kids to read and to be read to! I also think it’s super important for adults to find the time to read. There are so many amazing books out there and for me, it’s such a nice escape from the world of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and Fancy Nancy.
So what have I been reading these days? A little bit of this and a little bit of that! Here’s my most recent 5 book recommendations I definitely think you should check out!
1. Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis
I’ve definitely needed a kick in the pants these days to shake me out of my postpartum haze and this book has done the trick. I also recommend her predecessor to this book, Girl, Wash Your Face which I’ve read and found a lot of great takeaways as well. What I like about this book is that it’s applicable for a wide range of women (and men). Regardless of where you’re at in your life, whether you’re a working mom, stay-at-home mom, small business owner, person with a dream, or someone who just is in a rut and needs to find their way out- Rachel’s voice and words are going to get you moving. I follow her on Instagram @msrachelhollis and starting May 1, she’s going to be having a book club for Girl, Stop Apologizing where she goes live every morning and you can sign up for an email with a workbook to go along with the book. Definitely check it out!
2. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
I totally started reading this because I saw that there was a Netflix movie based on the book and I also saw that this is the first book in a trilogy, which I’m ALWAYS a fan of because I tend to rip through books like this quickly. It’s definitely not Game of Thrones dense, but if you’re looking for a rom-com teenage romance, this book is great. Side note: I have a crazy imagination which gives me insane nightmares, so I like to read books like this before bed to put me off to a peaceful dreamland!
3. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
I’m a huge Harry Potter/Divergent/fantasy fan in general, so when my sister recommended this series, I was excited. They’re long books, which I’m generally a huge fan of, as long as it’s a story that keeps me captivated. This series has 4 books in it and I’ve already read through them twice. I’m a big Sarah J. Maas fan now because of this series and I’ve read her Throne of Glass series as well, which could easily have taken the number 3 spot here. If you’re a fantasy/fiction lover, you’ll enjoy these books. You actually won’t want to put them down…I found myself burning the midnight oil to keep reading, which is a dangerous game when you have a baby that most certainly could start screaming at any minute!
4. The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah
Some historical fiction for you now, this book is amazing. I’ve always been drawn to WWII stories, way back to…wait for it…the days when I had my Molly American Girl doll and read all of the books that went along with her character. I’m that many years old. Anyways, this book takes place in France, around the time of the Nazi invasion and follows the story of two sisters. It was based on a true story, which makes it that more fascinating to me. The power and strength that people possess, especially during times like this is just astounding.
5. You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero
One more in the self-help/motivation department. Can you tell I’m trying to get the juices flowing and dig out of the trenches? I feel like this book is just packed with awesome, lift your spirits quotes. The kind that can become your mantra, that quote you print out so you can see it every day or make it the background on your phone. She also has two other books out, You Are a Badass at Making Money and You Are a Badass Everyday both of which are now on my list.
I’d love to hear any book recommendations you might have! I’m always adding to my list!
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