Every day on the subway I am possibly the one person without headphones in. Crazy? Probably. But I do absolutely love the (mostly) quiet time I get to just be with no service and a good book. Each day on the 4 or 5 train I take out my iPad and read! It is my favorite thing to do at the beginning and end of each work day as it is not only an escape but it is also a great way to get ready for the day and wind down. With that being said, here is my list of MUST reads:
Year of Yes – Shonda Rhimes: Enough said. Anyone who loves TGIT almost as much as TGIF would love this book. Anyone who wants to reinvent themselves would love this book. And anyone who wants to be inspired from a #GIRLBOSS should read this book.
The Woman I Wanted To Be – Diane Von Furstenberg: This is a good every girl should read growing up. This book taught me a lot about myself while teaching me a lot about the values that I would want as a person.
The Defining Decade – Meg Jay: Also good for those growing up as this is all about taking the 20’s and making it matter. This to me was important as I was moving into an apartment right after graduation so reading how to make the most of the beginning of my career and being “an adult” really helped make the transition easier for me.
The Power Playbook – La La Anthony: I would recommend this book for those who are interested in building an empire or entertainment. Since I like the thought of both, it was perfect for me. I loved seeing the inside of how a celebrity built themselves up and it showed me that there is always another challenge to take on and there is always room to be grateful.
The Mailroom – David Rensin: Another one focused towards entertainment but good for EVERYONE who wants to learn the hardships of PR. Although this is very entertainment focused, it shows how not so glamorous each job that you didn’t even think was in your job description can be. It can help show people what could happen, although I promise that I have not dealt with as much as those who built Hollywood have!
And for my next book: Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges – Amy Cuddy. I so strongly believe in continuing to grow and I LOVE the idea of bringing my boldest self to all my biggest challenges.
Now you know my favorites, what are some of yours? x