With the winter weather keeping most of us indoors, January is a great time to get caught up on or start reading the books you always say you’re going to read. Since it’s not socially acceptable to read Where’s Waldo at Starbucks, here are a few books I’m diving into in January.
1. Yes Please by Amy Poehler
I started reading this when it first came out, but it got put by the wayside because I got busy with work, life, launching a blog, the usual. With Parks and Rec returning this month for it’s final season :(, it’s a great time to jump back into this book. In this debut memoir, Amy Poehler gives her hilarious take on life, doles out some wisdom, and recounts stories from her amazing life. Definitely a must read.
2. American Sniper by Chris Kyle
I know this seems like a heavy read after the first pick, but I’m really anticipating the movie based on this book. Kyle was a Navy Seal and is credited with the most career sniper kills in US history. A lot of the book depicts his struggle with returning home and his time spent helping other soldiers coming home from war. His wife writes her perspective in his book as well, giving a look at what it was like to wait at home during each tour and what life was like when he came home. His story is incredibly gut-wrenching, but it’s a story that really pulls you in.
And I swear if you pick up the version of this book with the movie on the cover, I will give you the biggest hug because you are reading an actual book and don’t give a shit what other people think.
3. Camille Styles Entertaining: Inspired Gatherings and Effortless Style by Camille Style
I am obsessed with Camille Styles’s new book. It has some of the most amazing recipes and entertaining tips. The best part of this book are the photos, they are absolutely gorgeous. I was at the book store the other day browsing, and picked up this book with the intention of flipping through for 5 minutes and didn’t look up for a good half hour. I can’t wait to dive in and make some of her recipes and use some of her tips. A must-have book if you love entertaining, cooking, or beautiful things.
4. #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso
I’m starting 2015 off right and finally getting around to reading #GIRLBOSS. Amoruso is the founder and CEO of Nasty Gal, a fashion retailer with some amazing clothes. Her book is a look at her life and her journey from selling clothes on eBay to the CEO of a $100 million plus fashion company. Her story is really inspiring and this book gives you some insight into her #GIRLBOSS tips and philosophy as well as some behind the scenes stories about Nasty Gal.
Comment and let me know what books you’re reading right now!