It’s been way too long since I shared some book recommendations on my site, especially when you consider how much I love to read and recommend books to people.
This is Part 3 of my ‘Books that have changed my life series’ (you can read the first edition here and the second edition here). In this series I share with you books that I have read that I truly think are life-changing and highly recommend.
This edition may be my favourite one yet and contains 5 really amazing, life-changing reads for you.
I hope you find a book here that makes your life better than it was before 🙂
This was easily the best book I read in 2016 — and one of my favourite books I’ve ever read. I love Shonda’s honest storytelling, her humour and everything else about this book. I laughed out loud so many times while reading this. It inspired me to consider where I’d gotten too comfortable in my life, to get outside my comfort zone and to really LIVE the life I want to live. Through Shonda’s honest (and hilarious storytelling) this book will remind you of the power of saying YES (especially to things that scare you!). I’ve also loved listening to this on audiobook.
In three words: Honest + Empowering + Alive
It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Brené Brown and the work she does (just see the last edition of this blog post series!). I love how Brené explores topics in such a unique way, with her personal anecdotes and qualitative research. This book is about strength in vulnerability and about what it means to go all in and dig deep. This book reminded me of the importance of showing up and trying, being courageously ourselves and of course to dare greatly with our lives.
In three words: Truth + Courage + Wholehearted
This book is honest, relatable and the best book I’ve ever ready on anxiety. Reading this book helped me to understand anxiety — and therefore myself —better. I loved how well-researched it was, how Sarah incorporated her personal experiences throughout the book and how it prompted me to explore anxiety in a different way than I had before. I’m grateful that Sarah has initiated an empowering conversation about anxiety, as it’s such an important topic. But mostly, I’m grateful that reading this book made me feel like I wasn’t alone in the thing that I struggle with the most (even if my experiences have been different than Sarah’s). If you have anxiety, or know someone with anxiety — please, please, please read this book.
In three words: Candid + Relatable + Comforting
I love self-help books — however — I think that it’s easy to get caught up in constantly striving to be “better”. This is why I loved this book so much and think it’s an important read for anyone who finds themselves caught up in self-improvement but isn’t actually feeling good (because that’s the whole point right?). If you’re wanting to get off the merry-go-round of self-improvement and of wanting to be “better” because it isn’t actually making you feel good and definitely isn’t making you better, this book is for you.
In three words: Real + Funny + Authentic
If you struggle with self-worth, overwhelm, perfectionism or not feeling like you are enough, or doing enough — in other words if you’re a human being 😉 — this book is for you. This book is your permission slip to stop striving, to stop the cycle of burnout, to owning your true worth and to overcome the idea that you are not enough. It’s full of need-to-know wisdom and written in such a genuine and heartfelt way. I find myself coming back to this book again (and again) and everyone I’ve recommended it to has loved it as much as I did.
In three words: Relatable + Heartfelt + Useful
You might also like: My biggest takeaways from You are Enough
Now I’d love to hear from you… What’s the best book you’ve read recently? Let me know in the comments below.
Happy Reading! 🙂
PS. I’m currently doing a giveaway of a signed copy of Cassie’s new book It’s All Good you can find out more and enter the giveaway here if you’d like to.
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