Take a break from spring cleaning and grab a cup of coffee and one (or all) of these great reads.
1) “Girl, Wash Your Face” by Rachel Hollis
You may notice screenshots of quotes from her book posted all over your friends’ Instagram stories and wonder who this lady is and what she’s all about. This popular motivational speaker really knows how to get her audience’s attention through her honest, genuine, down-to-earth tone. If you need a boost, pick up this book.
2) “Yoga Girl” by Rachel Brathen
Brathen, also very active on Instagram, is proficient in the motivational speaking area as well. Whether you’re about to dive into the practice of yoga, or you just want to read an inspirational woman’s autobiography, you’ll be glad you grabbed this book.
3) “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo
If you’re looking to “spark joy” in your life, start reading the first few chapters of Kondo’s book. Her new series on Netflix is great, too, but once you order her book you’ll never want to put it down and your house will be full of boxes ready to donate.
4) “Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff” by Richard Carlson
The title speaks for itself, but this short, easy read basically aims to show you how to keep from letting little or trivial things drive you crazy.
5) “Wild” by Cheryl Strayed
You might recognize this title because of the movie. The hit film actually is based on the memoir of one woman’s 1,100-mile hike that brought her from catastrophe to victory. You’ll be on the edge of your seat the entire time.
6) “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood
You may already watch the series streaming on Hulu, but if you’re looking for a quick, intriguing read, grab the best-selling novel it’s based on. The story is set in Gilead, a totalitarian society ruled by a regime that treats women like property. The story really reels you into its world and may even induce a nail-biting habit.
7) “Girl, Stop Apologizing” by Rachel Hollis
Once you finish reading “Girl, Wash Your Face,” and if you enjoyed her honest outlook, start this one.
8) "Milk and Honey" by Rupi Kaur
If you enjoy poetry, you might give this little book a try. This popular collection of poetry and prose navigates experiences of violence, abuse, love, loss and femininity. It’s a quick read with a big message.
9) “The Sun and Her Flowers” by Rupi Kaur
Once you finish his first book, Kaur’s second collection, released in 2017, might appeal to you as well.
10) “The Library Book” by Susan Orlean
This one, a New York Times Book of the Year in 2018, is basically a love letter to libraries. The nonfiction story follows the fire that destroyed the Los Angeles Public Library in 1986, and the mystery that surrounds this crime.