I know that you all are probably like me & you are looking for things to do at home when you are bored or now that we are home all the time. I absolutely love to read & just have not had time for it as often as I would like over the past few years. When I announced that I quit my job, I shared that I was looking forward to days that I could lay outside in our hammock & read on the weekends instead of working all the time. I also love to read before going to bed at night, as I think it’s one of the best ways to wind down your mind rather than spending time watching television or on our phones. If you are spending more time reading while at home, or if you hope to in the coming weeks, today’s post is for you! I’m sharing my Spring reading list with all the books I am interested in reading in the near future.
Spring Reading List
Below is my Spring reading list. All of the images are hyperlinked, so you can simply click on any of the photos & you’ll be taken to that book’s page to shop.
I’m including more about each book below for you all! Most of these excerpts are taken from Amazon, but I thought it would be helpful for you to see them here so you can decide what peaks your interest!
Hopeless: This is a story of two young people with devastating pasts who embark on a passionate, intriguing journey to discover the lessons of life, love, trust—& above all, the healing power that only truth can bring.
Open Book: Jessica Simpson takes readers on a remarkable journey, examining a life that blessed her with the compassion to help others but also burdened her with an almost crippling need to please. Open Book is Jessica Simpson using her voice, heart, soul, & humor to share things she’s never shared before. Fun fact: Jessica Simpson went to my high school!
Normal People: This is the story of mutual fascination, friendship & love. It takes us from that first conversation to the years beyond, in the company of two people who try to stay apart but find that they can’t. This book is being turned into a show on Hulu & has been called one of the best books of the decade.
What She Knew: In a heartbeat, everything changes… Rachel Jenner is walking in a Bristol park with her eight-year-old son, Ben, when he asks if he can run ahead. It’s an ordinary request on an ordinary Sunday afternoon & Rachel has no reason to worry—until Ben vanishes. This book is a best seller!
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: I honestly can’t believe I haven’t read this book yet. It has been named one of the most influential books of the century & has sold over 25 million copies over the past 25+ years. This cherished classic is full of timeless wisdom & encourages us to live a life of great & enduring purpose.
Atomic Habits: This best selling book offers a proven framework for improving–every day. James Clear, one of the world’s leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, & master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results. This book has been on my list for years– I need to finally pull the trigger & read it!
Never Split the Difference: This book takes you inside the world of high-stakes negotiations & into the head of an ex-FBI hostage negotiator, revealing the skills that helped him & his colleagues succeed where it mattered most: saving lives. In this practical guide, he shares the nine effective principles―counterintuitive tactics & strategies―you too can use to become more persuasive in both your professional & personal life.
Start with Why: This book shows that the leaders who’ve had the greatest influence in the world all think, act, & communicate the same way — & it’s the opposite of what everyone else does. The author calls this powerful idea The Golden Circle, & it provides a framework upon which organizations can be built, movements can be led, & people can be inspired. And it all starts with WHY.
The Tipping Point: Honestly, this seems like a perfect book for all that is going on right now. The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, & spreads like wildfire. Just as a single sick person can start an epidemic of the flu, so too can a small but precisely targeted push cause a fashion trend, the popularity of a new product, or a drop in the crime rate.
Little Fires Everywhere: I’ve heard the best things about this book! Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art & identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood—& the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster.
How to Win Friends & Influence People in the Digital Age: Dale Carnegie’s time-tested advice has carried millions upon millions of readers for more than seventy-five years up the ladder of success in their business & personal lives. Now the first & best book of its kind has been rebooted to tame the complexities of modern times & will teach you how to communicate with diplomacy & tact, capitalize on a solid network, make people like you, project your message widely & clearly, be a more effective leader, increase your ability to get things done, & optimize the power of digital tools.
All We Ever Wanted: This best selling book is about three very different people who must choose between their families & their most deeply held values.
You all may notice there are quite a few productivity or business growth type books on my Spring reading list 2020! As I make the transition into full time blogging in the next few months & truly become a business owner as my full time job, I think it’s the perfect time to work on my skill set & find areas to improve on. I love finding inspiration to get better at things & I know some of these books have been so helpful to so many. I also love some books that are just a fun, light read– especially in more stressful times like we are all experiencing now, so of course, some of those are included above, too.
>Related: Fall Reading List
Be sure to check out my blog post on the best work from home tips, how to pamper yourself at home, & my post on positive ways to deal with anxiety. XO
I need to get my hands on some of these books! Thanks for the recommendations! ❤️✨
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
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