If you’re anything like me, I’m sure you’ve realized now may be a great time to pull away from the television and dive into a good book! With that thought in mind, I spent the better part of the weekend creating my 2020 Spring Reading List! As I mentioned in my previous post, I’ve taken the approach of being aware of what is going on in the current news cycle but not overwhelming myself with too much information!
To maintain a positive attitude, I’ve channeled my energy into things I can control and make better or improve in some way. For instance, I’ve spent a lot more time updating and tinkering with the SEO on my blog and realized that my Fall 2019 Reading List continues to be one of my more popular posts! When you introduce new topics into your blog, you never know how things will go, but I’m glad that you guys appear to be as much of a bookworm as me!
My Spring 2020 Reading List, like its predecessor, has a great mix of the genres I read the most and, in my opinion, has a little something for everyone! Check some of these titles out and enjoy! I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.
Personal Finance & Business
1. Marie Kondo & Scott Sonenshein’s, Joy at Work: Organizing Your Professional Life – Declutter your desk and brighten up your business with this transformative guide from an organizational psychologist and the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.
2. George S. Clason’s, The Richest Man in Babylon – The success secrets of the ancients; an assured road to happiness and prosperity. This is the business book that holds the secrets to keeping your money—and making more.
3. Daymond John’s, Powershift: Transform Any Situation, Close Any Deal, and Achieve Any Outcome – The bestselling author and star of ABC’s Shark Tank reveals how to master the three prongs of influence: reputation, negotiation, and relationships.
4. Minda Hart’s, The Memo: What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the Table – Lean In for women of color, The Memo empowers women with actionable advice on challenges, from microaggressions to the wage gap-and offers a clear path to success.
Inspiration, Motivation, & Personal Growth
1. Chris Guillebeau’s, The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life– A remarkable guide to the quests that give our lives meaning—and how to find your own—from the New York Times bestselling author of The $100 Startup and 100 Side Hustles.
2. Karen Arrington’s, Your Next Level Life: 7 Rules of Power, Confidence, and Opportunity for Black Women in America – Leave a legacy of black excellence: With the seven simple rules, you’ll learn how to bring your career, income, and lifestyle to that next level. Don’t settle for a life of invisibility and mediocrity. Set ambitious goals, reach for bigger opportunities, and know that you are brave enough to get what you deserve.
3. Jack Canfield’s, The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be – In The Success Principles, the cocreator of the phenomenal bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul series, helps you get from where you are to where you want to be, teaching you how to increase your confidence, tackle daily challenges, live with passion and purpose, and realize all your ambitions.
Health & Wellness
1.David A. Carbonell’s, The Worry Trick: How Your Brain Tricks You into Expecting the Worst and What You Can Do About It – Are you truly in danger or has your brain simply “tricked” you into thinking you are? In The Worry Trick, psychologist and anxiety expert David Carbonell shows how anxiety hijacks the brain and offers effective techniques to help you break the cycle of worry, once and for all.
biographies & Memoirs
1. Kevin Hart’s, I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons – New York Times bestselling author, superstar comedian, and Hollywood box office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and you have a “hilarious but also heartfelt” (Elle) memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself.
2. Jessica Simpson’s, Open Book – Jessica reveals for the first time her inner monologue and most intimate struggles. Guided by the journals she’s kept since age fifteen, and brimming with her unique humor and down-to-earth humanity, Open Book is as inspiring as it is entertaining.
3. Glennon Doyle’s, Untamed – In her most revealing and powerful memoir yet, the activist, speaker, bestselling author, and “patron saint of female empowerment” (People) explores the joy and peace we discover when we stop striving to meet others’ expectations and start trusting the voice deep within us.
1. Celeste Ng’s, Little Fires Everywhere – From the bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You, a riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives.
2. Tayari Jones’s, An American Marriage – This stirring love story is a profoundly insightful look into the hearts and minds of three people who are at once bound and separated by forces beyond their control. An American Marriage is a masterpiece of storytelling, an intimate look deep into the souls of people who must reckon with the past while moving forward—with hope and pain—into the future.
3. Rebecca Serle’s, In 5 Years – A striking, powerful, and moving love story following an ambitious lawyer who experiences an astonishing vision that could change her life forever.
So, what do you think? Is this a Spring Reading List that you can get into? Until next time my friends!