It’s time for another monthly reading list! As I mentioned last month, I share what I read last month versus posting what I want to read in the upcoming month.
March was another busy month for me. I did some traveling, which actually helped me with my reading goals, but I’m still struggling to dive deep into big books every single day. I did read quite a few things though and listened to books on Audible, so I have a lot to share.
In Pieces by Sally Field: I picked up this memoir while at the airport last month and quickly devoured it. I love a good memoir and Sally’s was no exception. I loved her raw openness. Some parts were tough to get through, but it was told in such a beautiful way. I really enjoyed it.
Big Magic, Creative Living Without Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert: I read this book a couple years ago, but I wanted to revisit it. I think I can now safely say that it’s one of my favorite self-help books ever. I enjoy Elizabeth’s writing and how real she is. I admire all the tips and examples she shares in this book about living your most creative life. Listening to it felt even more impactful.
The Highly Sensitive Child: Helping our Children Thrive When The World Overwhelms Them by Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D: I purchased this after reading a lot of articles about Highly Sensitive People. I became interested in this because my daughter is a HSC. I don’t really talk much about my struggles with raising her because I don’t like to bring her into my work. She’s a truly amazing little girl and I feel honored to be her mother, but I didn’t realize some of the challenges were coming from the fact that she is highly sensitive. Reading this book really opened my eyes to how I can be a better mother to her so that she can thrive!
The Internet Trend For Cancelling Women Has To Stop by Pandora Sykes for Elle UK: I’m a big fan of Pandora’s and I love reading everything she writes and shares. If you’re looking for good reading recommendations, follow her on Instagram. This was a really good article she wrote addressing how quick the Internet is to “cancel” women for making mistakes. I loved this, “To young women now, what the experiences of Dani Austin and Chidera Eggerue, say, is: don’t take risks. Don’t try new things. Don’t open your mouth unless you are sure, totally sure. Best, really, to be seen and not heard.”
Actually, I read a few more articles by Pandora that I thoroughly enjoyed.
Shopping Vintage Could Make Your Whole Dang Outfit by Pandora Sykes for Manrepeller
Leandra and Pandora Discuss Early Motherhood on Manrepeller
Ashley C. Ford on Human Storytelling, Financial Wellness, and Learning to Ask for Help on Girls Night In. I loved this interview with author Ashley C. Ford. I really admire her storytelling. Also, this really resonated: “I thought to myself if you can hit rock bottom doing the safe things everyone wants you to do, then you might as well hit rock bottom doing what you want to do.” Yes, girl, yes.
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