There's nothing like sitting down in a coffee shop or snuggling up under a blanket with a cup of coffee and picking up a good book! I've made goal after goal in the past that involved reading books. I somehow always fail those while I end up reading other books. I thought instead of adding these to a goal sheet, I'd just present nine books I'm wanting to read this fall.
1) The Best Yes by Lisa Terkeurst
I love reading books like 'The Best Yes'. I feel like this genre is almost a Christian, female empowerment mashup and I'm into it. For too long women of faith have been advised to be seen and not heard, and it's women like Lisa Terkeurst who are encouraging us to be seen and heard mightily. This book in particular is about the power of the yes. Yes means it gets your time, and your attention. And sometimes the right thing to do is to say No when you know you can't or shouldn't be committing to something. I want to learn to 'make wise decisions in the midst endless demands' and I think this book is going to show me just how.
2) Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
Aziz Ansari has been heralded as one of the best comedic voices of our time and I wholeheartedly agree. I love all of his stand up comedy. I love his take on culture. I think Tom Haverford is one of my favorite television characters of all time. Needless to say, I'm excited about this book. Amazon describes it as an 'exploration of the pleasures and perils of modern romance' and I think I'm going to love it.
3) Where's You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple
To be fair I've already attempted to start this book and I got a bit lost because I was in an airport. And it's a little hard to follow if you're not used to it. This story is told in a series of correspondences between people. Disclaimer: This is not my favorite way to read a story, but this book has incredible reviews and a beautiful cover and to be honest that's really all it takes to put a story on my radar.
4) Rising Strong by Brené Brown
I've seen this author's name all over the place. And I think I've seen a Ted Talk with her before. This book is all about emotions and that is something I can get down with. Because I am all of the emotions. Basically Brené is a social scientist and I'm probably going to be really into what she's got to say about living life and being a productive member of society.
5) Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
Obviously. Of course I've preordered this book. I know it's going to be great. I'm definitely going to love it. Mindy Kaling is a poetic genius who speaks to me on a real and personal level. This book is about her journey to find contentment and excitement in her personal and professional life and I'm going to resonate with it. I can tell.
6) No one belongs here more than you. Stories by Miranda July
This is another book that I am hell bent on reading despite having tried already. A incredible friend of mine gifted this book to me for Christmas and it means so much to me already. I'm going to read a story or two as soon as I press post on this blog!
7) The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
I have the hardest time keeping a clean home, honestly. I'm really bad at it. I come from a messy family. Messiness was embraced with me as a child, and I don't often feel the need to clean things as thoroughly as I should when it comes to our home. Like today I'm dusting out of necessity. I don't want to be a necessity tidier. I want to be a pre-emptive tidier. I'm trying to get better and declutter and I think this book is going to come at the perfect time during my journey into functioning adulthood.
8) Sick in The Head by Judd Apatow
I'm a huge comedy fan. As a huge comedy fan I'm in love with Judd Apatow. He's exactly my kind of funny. From 'Freaks and Geeks' to 'Anchorman': This man knows funny. Of course he does. He's Judd Apatow! I'm glad he's written a book and I'm glad I'm going to get to read it this Fall!
9) The Girl on The Train by Paula Hawkins
Full disclosure: I needed a book to round out my nine selections for the season so I took to Amazon's recommended books on a couple of titles I really liked. This popped up and as soon as I read the plot synopsis I was hooked. It's about a woman who watches the same couple have breakfast every morning at train-stop on her morning commute. In true mysterious fashion something happens to the couple and the train onlooker goes to the authorities. Has she gone too far? Is she too creepy? I don't know -- but I intend to find out this Autumn!
There's my list! I want to know what you're reading or planning to read! Tell me?