Being a full-time student and a full-time blogger didn’t allow me enough time to read anything else except textbooks. This season I decided to use the extra time I have to read some literature for the entertaining purposes only. The majority of the books that I mention in this list are not serious at all. Rather, these are easy reads that I hope on enjoying while on the beach somewhere in the Hamptons.
“The Circle” by Dave Eggers // I remember downloading a sample of this book a long time ago and being fascinated with it. I never had a chance to read the full book. Now, when there is a movie based on the novel, I promised myself to finish the book before I can watch the movie — so I can compare my impression of the characters to these created by the film director.
“Body Love” by Kelly LeVeque // I first heard about Kelly’s eating strategy at the Skinny Confidential Podcast. She seems very knowledgeable about nutrition and specifically about the vegan lifestyle. I just started listening to the audio version of this book and I have to say that some of the advice that she gives is pretty good. For instance, Kelly insists that eating fruits separately from protein and fat actually makes you hungry — which is an observation that already helped me. I’m following a strict gluten-free vegan diet and I noticed that my cravings for sweets are non-existent ever since I started pairing fruits with nut butter. I’m excited to learn more nutrition secrets that Kelly has to offer in her book.
“You May Also Like” by Tom Vanderbilt // When I read the description of this book, I was thinking that it was written by Malcolm Gladwell that I’ve been a big fan of for the longest time. The format of the book is pretty similar — Vanderbilt explains psychological and cultural phenomena in easy to consume, highly entertaining way. This specific book concentrates on things people like and hate, and why they feel that way. In the era of social media where ideas and things are being validated by the amount of “likes” things receive, I believe this book would be a useful read to better understand social media.
“The Assistants” by Camille Perri // The description of this book sent some major Devil Wears Prada vibes to me so I decided that it would be a perfect easy read. The book is about an assistant working for a media company so I was thinking I might learn a thing or two while reading this novel. I also appreciate the fact that the book written from a perspective of a modern day Millennial which is something I could totally relate to.
“How to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life” by Lilly Singh // I’m fascinated with everything Lilly does on her YouTube channel — her content is so unique and entertaining. I’m dying to learn all the secrets to her success and any advice she could give to building the SuperWoman media empire and inspiring women to be better versions of themselves.
What are you currently reading? I’d love to hear your book recommendations! Please share some of your favorite titles in the comments area below!