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Introducing The Book List

am so excited to finally be introducing this new addition to the blog. I’ve wanted to share my love for reading with you all for so long. I used to post my summer reading lists but stopped because it felt disconnected to my content at the time but it’s been really nagging me not to share.  Occasionally I would mention the books I was reading in a blog post but it wasn’t enough. All my spare time is spent reading and my love of books is a huge part of who I am. So let me finally introduce you to the Book List.

What’s the Book List?

It’s a series where I will share what I’m reading, what I want to read and my opinions on the books I read every month.

What type of books do I enjoy reading?

My favorite genre by far is fantasy. I read a lot of fantasy, it’s the only genre that matches my imagination. I love getting to explore new worlds, magic, and supernatural elements. Reading fantasy always spurs my creative juices.

I also really love reading historical and literary fiction. Of course, I also love the literary classics. I have minor in literature after all not to mention I took an entire course on Jane Austen in college. It’s still one of my most favorite classes I’ve ever taken, I mean Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy. I swoon.

I also enjoy reading memoirs and non – fiction. Occasionally I will also read contemporary.The only thing I don’t read is horror. Not touching that genre with a ten-foot pole. But all in all, you can expect my book list to contain quite a bit of variety.

Will there be reviews on the books?

There won’t be a review for each individual book I read. At least not on the blog. If you want a more in-depth review you can follow me on my Goodreads or Tumblr.For the blog, I will do a mini review for each book that is on my end of the month wrap up post. You’ll get more details in future posts.

This is all I wanted to get out for now. I hope you all really enjoy this new segment to the blog and don’t worry there will still be plenty of fashion.  Check out what I read in May below and check back next week for a new Book List.

My May Reads

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

The Wrath & Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

Kiss of Deception by Mary E Pearson

Ruined by Amy Tintera

Avenged by Amy Tintera

A Court of Wings & Ruin by Sarah J Maas

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

The Star Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

 

I’m excited to let you know that I’m Barnes & Nobles, partner. So if you shop my book suggestions and purchase through my links I earn a commission.


A Winter Reading List for Becoming the best you in 2015

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Self awareness and self-improvement are two areas I really want to focus on in the beginning of 2015. I always believe books are a great place to start whenever you are looking to have personal growth in different aspects of your life. I chose four books to read this winter that I believe will help me to achieve the visions I have for my career, my relationships with others and my relationship with myself. I want these books to help me question and self evaluate my strengths and identify areas were I can improve. I’m starting off with The Lean Startup, if you’ve read any of these books let me know your thoughts in a comment or email.

1. The Lean Startup by Eric Ries : Learn how to prevent your startup from failing. A fresh perspective on starting and launching new companies/products that are more capital efficient and managing employee creativity effectively.

2. The Art of Persuasion by Bob Burg : Get what you want by getting others to agree with your point of view.

3. All of Our Yesterdays by Christin Terrill : Time travel, love , sacrifice and the consequences our actions have on others. Need I say more?  I love a good sci-fi romance novel that gives a new way to look at the world.

4. The Woman I Wanted to be by Diane Von Furstenberg: The autobiography of a princess, designer and Fashion icon’s journey to creating her own identity and live by her own rules.

 

Summer Reading 2014

Ever since I was a young girl I’ve been an avid reader. Sinking into a good book has always been my escape, they cultivated my imagination and fed my creativity. My mom always tells me how she used to have to pry books from me to force me to shower and get ready bed which is a reason I always loved summer, no bedtime. In the summer months I would devour books all day and night into the wee hours of the morning before finally dozing off. I read a range of genres but my favorite period of literature is the Victorian Era, so I always throw a few of my favorite classics on my list.  Keeping a summer reading list is a tradition I’ve had since I’ve learned to read, one which I will like to share with you.  So here is my list so far for summer 2014:

  1.  The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  2. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  3. The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin
  4. Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
  5. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  6. Growing a Business by Paul Hawken
  7. The End of Illness by David B. Agus
  8. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
  9. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

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