Mar 31, 2020

Books I've Recently Finished Reading

At the start of this year I made it one of my goals to pick up more books and start reading as much as I can. Safe to say, I've definitely had more than enough time on my hands to do that lately! Recently, I've been flipping through a lot of personal-development books alongside a fiction one too, so I thought I'd share the ones I've been reading so you can add some to your reading list to pass the time during quarantine.

Overnight Success - Maria Hatzistefanis
This book was by far the most inspiring out of them all. The auther, Maria Hatzistedanis, is the founder of the beauty company, Rodial, and through this book she shares all of the ups and downs that she faced while getting her business off the ground. If you're looking to start a business in the fashion or beauty industry, this is a must read as she shares her essential tips on running a business, such as how to utilise social media, working with influencers, and the best ways to market your brand in the ever changing technological world. Definitely a read for all you future girlbosses out there!

Think and Grow Rich - Napoleon Hill
I'm someone who believes strongly in the law of attraction and Think and Grow Rich is based upon changing the way you think to allow money to flow freely into your life. As I have already read, watched and listened to The Secret (another amazing recommendation), I understood this was the principle that Napoleon Hill tries to get across to his readers, so I did find some parts very repetitive, causing me to lose interest around half way through. However, if you don't know much about the LOA and want to understand how it can work for you in terms of finance, then this is definitely a must read. 

A Stranger In The House - Shari Lapena
I'm not going to lie, I'm not a massive fan of fiction books and I wasn't a massive fan of this book. Although I managed to read the whole of it, I found it a bit long winded. Without giving too much away, the story-line is based on a woman who gets into a car crash, loses her memory, and then finds herself caught up in a murder investigation... The storyline itself was engaging, but I was majorly let down by the ending. You know that feeling you get when you sit through an amazing film and then the end of it just leaves you a little bit confused? That's the same feeling I got with this book. The author, Shari Lapena, uses some of the same characters throughout her novels, so if you enjoy any of her other books, then chances are that you will like this one too. Personally, I just can't get into fiction.

Get Your Sh*t Together - Sarah Knight
Hands up, who has a never ending to-do list? This book is for every person who needs a huge motivational kick in the right direction to start ticking off those tasks and getting on with the rest of their life. Sarah Knight writes in a no-nonsense tone and tells you how it is, which makes you look at how you spend your time and gives you a massive reality check. After reading this book I found that I was equipped with many efficient tools to avoid  me from procrastinating and I've already ordered two more of Sarah Knights books too! 

I'm making it a challenge to read a few pages of a book each night before I go to sleep. So I challenge you too! Let me know what book you'll be reading in the comments.

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