Books.

Following along in the style of resolutions, I have made reading more a priority in my life.  In the past it was always just reading binge - stop reading for months - reading binge - etc.  I do enjoy reading and it's something that can inspire and make me feel a great deal of satisfaction - so why not make more time for it? What else would I be doing with said time?  Oh yeah, Pinterest. 

I love reading inspiring books.  Maybe even dabble in the Self Help direction?  I'm just a sucker for self improvement.  

Here's my list;

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Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert - Ever since I got my hands on Eat Pray Love, I have been a sucker for her uplifting and inspiring words.  I'm about half way through this one - its fun and gives an inspiring look at ideas and how to use them.

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Yes Please by Amy Poehler - my husband is a big fan of Upright Citizens Brigade, a sketch comedy show from her early career, and early on in our relationship it was a must watch if this relationship was ever going to carry on.  Naturally he was right, and it's a great show and she is obviously amazing on it.  Not to mention Parks and Recreation, and her dating Nick Kroll?  It's bound to be funny, inspiring and an eye-opening look at her life.

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The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins - Okay, so this one isn't really inspiring...but it's supposed to be great.  One of those books that sucks you in until you finish and who doesn't love that?  It came highly recommended and I'm excited to read it.  

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith - This book just seems like one I should read.  It's a coming of age story about a young girl at the turn of the century and the world she lives in.  I'm a sucker for a coming of age story, and this book is beloved as a classic piece of american literature.

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Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein - Needless to say I saw Sleator Kinney in December and they knocked my socks off.  She is funny, talented and creative, so any insight into someone that amazing, definitely deserves my time.  

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My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem - She is an activist, feminist and leader on so many levels and was the main spokesperson for the feminist movement in the 60s.  I know this book will give me insight on her atypical childhood on the road and what led her to become the amazing woman she is today.  

Just writing this makes me excited to get to all of the books on my list!  

Ooo and P.S. I already read this, but I encourage anyone who aspires to have a small business at any point read;

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#Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso - Seriously, it will give you the kick in the butt you need to get stuff done and in the direction you want to go with your business.  It's quick and funny and ridiculously inspiring.  Just do it.

Cheers to good books on cold nights!