This is a list of my most recent reads. I am a book aficionado and I simply can’t get enough. A lot of what I read is related to business, self-help, and personal development and health. But I also read for fun, and those novels will be included on here as well. If you know of a book I should read ( or want me to read your book) you can reach out to me on my contact page.
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The Perfection Detox by Petra Kolber
I received an advanced reading copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Today, women are striving for perfection more than ever–and feeling like failures for not meeting unattainable goals. Health and wellness expert Petra Kolber knows this intimately; as a dancer and fitness professional, she’s experienced the ultimately dissatisfying quest for perfection. Her Perfection Detox program helps women to overcome the unhealthy, unproductive demands we place on ourselves–and others.
Fitness Junkie By Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza
A Good Morning America Summer Must-Read!
From the bestselling authors of The Knockoff, an outrageously funny novel about one woman’s attempt—through clay diets, naked yoga, green juice, and cultish workout classes—to win back her career, save her best friend, and lose thirty pounds.
When Janey Sweet, CEO of a couture wedding dress company, is photographed in the front row of a fashion show eating a bruffin—the delicious lovechild of a brioche and a muffin—her best friend and business partner, Beau, gives her an ultimatum: Lose thirty pounds or lose your job. Sure, Janey has gained some weight since her divorce, and no, her beautifully cut trousers don’t fit like they used to, so Janey throws herself headlong into the world of the fitness revolution, signing up for a shockingly expensive workout pass, baring it all for Free the Nipple yoga, sweating through boot camp classes run by Sri Lankan militants and spinning to the screams of a Lycra-clad instructor with rage issues. At a juice shop she meets Jacob, a cute young guy who takes her dumpster-diving outside Whole Foods on their first date. At a shaman’s tea ceremony she meets Hugh, a silver fox who holds her hand through an ayahuasca hallucination And at a secret exercise studio Janey meets Sara Strong, the wildly popular workout guru whose special dance routine has starlets and wealthy women flocking to her for results that seem too good to be true. As Janey eschews delicious carbs, pays thousands of dollars to charlatans, and is harassed by her very own fitness bracelet, she can’t help but wonder: Did she really need to lose weight in the first place? A hilarious send-up of the health and wellness industry, Fitness Junkie is a glorious romp through the absurd landscape of our weight-obsessed culture.
A collection of humorous autobiographical essays by the Academy Award-nominated actress and star of Up in the Air and Pitch Perfect.
“I’m excited to publish my first book, and because I get uncomfortable when people have high expectations, I’d like to use this opportunity to showcase my ineptitude and pettiness and the frequency with which I embarrass myself. And while many of my female inspirations who have become authors are incredibly well educated and accomplished comedy writers, I’m very, very funny on Twitter, according to BuzzFeed and my mom, so I feel like this is a great idea. Quick question: Are run-on sentences still frowned upon? Wait, is ending a sentence with a preposition still frowned upon? I mean, upon frowned? Dammit!” (Anna Kendrick)
Personal MBA by Josh Kaufman
Josh Kaufman has made a business out of distilling the core principles of business and delivering them quickly and concisely to people at all stages of their careers. His blog has introduced hundreds of thousands of readers to the best business books and most powerful business concepts of all time. In The Personal MBA, he shares the essentials of sales, marketing, negotiation, strategy, and much more.
The Keto Diet by Leanne Vogel
(Personal Note: This book has literally changed my life. I’ve been eating Keto for a while now because of health issues, but it kept making me fatigued. I just knew there was something missing from the way I was doing it. Once I read through Leanne’s book, I tried out one of her Fat Fueled programs and in less than two weeks I’m a completely new person. It’s given me the energy and brain capacity people always talk about when they go on Keto. The traditional Keto Diet didn’t work for me, but Leanne’s Fat Fueled Keto Protocol absolutely does.)
A one-stop guide to the ketogenic way of eating, The Keto Diet shows you how to transition to and maintain a whole foods–based, paleo-friendly, ketogenic diet with a key focus on practical strategies—and tons of mouthwatering recipes.
• Over 125 healthy and delicious whole-food recipes that will help your body burn fat, including:
- Chicken Crisps
- Bacon-Wrapped Mini Meatloaf’s
- Keto Sandwich Bread
- Waldorf-Stuffed Tomatoes
- No Nuts! Granola with Clusters
- Chicken Pot Pie
- Chocolate-Covered Coffee Bites
No-punches-pulled advice to women who want to stop undermining their own happiness once and for all
How to Stop Feeling Like Sh*t is a straight-shooting approach to self-improvement for women, one that offers no-crap truth-telling about the most common self-destructive behaviors women tend to engage in. From listening to the imposter complex and bitchy inner critic to catastrophizing and people-pleasing, Andrea Owen–a nationally sought-after life coach–crystallizes what’s behind these invisible, undermining habits. With each chapter, she kicks women’s gears out of autopilot and empowers them to create happier, more fulfilling lives. Powerfully on-the-mark, the chapters are short and digestible, nicely bypassing weighty examinations in favor of punch-points of awareness.