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Books to Read this Year

Books to Read this Year

Reading is something that, when I have the time, I love to do. I always talk about how it takes me forever to finish books, and much of that has to do with time, but given the perfect book, I can be very content with reading and a cup of coffee by my side.

Over the past few weeks, I've received a few different recommendations from both people around me and just from reading different articles online. I'm sharing some of these recommendations BEFORE I read them so I can keep you updated as I do!

The Carpenter by Jon Gordon // I found out about this book from our team nutritionist because she is very big on inspirational quotes. She was reading this book and a few others like it a few weeks ago, and she recommended them to all athletes. It is about truly building a life and learning those necessary lessons to make an impact. Another book like this is called You Win in the Locker Room First. 

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*&$ by Mark Manson // One of my favorite websites to read is The Everygirl, and they recently published an article about the newest self-help trend: not giving a F. The article is based on the book, so I'm excited to read the book too. Manson gives you tips for those times we simply shouldn't care what others think and go with our own gut.

Leave Your Mark by Aliza Licht // I think this book will be especially interesting to me because it was written by a woman who works in fashion public relations. It is all about personal branding and making yourself stand out above all. Over the past year, I've learned more and more about the importance of making something of yourself first. This book gives more insight on that.

All of these books have a common trend: inspiration. I love a good fiction book, but I also love to finish a book and know that it had an impact on me. Not every one of these books is going to be the same for every person, but I think the common theme between them all allows an option for everyone to find something they might like.

Have you read or are you reading any of these right now? Have another recommendation? Let me know in the comments!

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xoxo, emily

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