Books can add so much good to your life – they can inspire, offer escape, bring clarity and ease stress. So, grab a cozy blanket and a cup of tea (or coffee if you’re like Jenn), because we are sharing our favorite reads (as of late).
Julia: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
“If you’re like me and love to be organized, but organization doesn’t come naturally to you… you need this book. Marie Kondo is an adorable person who truly has a passion and love for tidying up. Her enthusiasm is contagious and, if you follow her method, it’ll change your life.”
Anna: The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter–And How to Make the Most of Them Now by Meg Jay, PhD
“If you’re in your 20’s, this book is a must. Spending the past few years in marketing, I’ve heard the term “Millennials” used as a noun, adjective, stereotype and excuse. This book puts all the labels aside and challenges you to evaluate YOUR life – not anyone else’s. Your twenties are a time to make mistakes, learn what works and grow, so don’t waste them inside your comfort zone playing it safe.”
Sarah: The Creation of Anne Boleyn by Susan Bordo
“I was raised with the stories about King Henry VIII and his wives and was always fascinated by the Tudor family. Anne Boleyn has such a tumultuous history that is shrouded in a lot of rumor and propaganda. This book helped me look at Anne Boleyn in a different way and realize how the “tale of Anne Boleyn” has been twisted and turned to meet the culture of the time. Fun fact: she did not have a 6th finger!”
Rachel: Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple
“Where’d You Go, Bernadette is a captivating story about Bernadette Fox, a design maven, wife and mom who leads a normal life and suddenly goes missing. I love how each section is written from a different character’s point of view – eventually all of the conversations sync up to uncover where/why Bernadette vanished!“
Jenn: Rising Strong by Brené Brown
“To vulnerably own your story and write the ending how you choose…it’s inspiring, empowering and incredibly freeing. I find myself living a little stronger, a little braver and a little more courageous.
Dawn: Imagine Heaven by John Burke
“It’s written by a local pastor who studied accounts of people who have had near-death experiences (NDEs). An inspirational journey through the Bible’s picture of heaven, colored with real-life stories of heaven’s wonders, I have a clearer understanding of life after death.“
Michael: The 5000 Year Leap by W. Cleon Skousen
“This should be mandatory reading for every American. The book describes the 28 Principles of Freedom our Founding Fathers said, “must be understood and perpetuated by every people who desire peace, prosperity, and freedom,” and how adherence to these beliefs during the past 200 years has brought about more progress than was made in the previous 5,000 years.”