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Books I’m Reading In 2018

Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together

Erin Lowry wrote this book to inform our generation on how to manage their finances. She talks hard topics like how to create a budget that works for you, credit card debt, student loans, savings and investing among other things. So far, this book has been fantastic at encouraging me to get my financial life together!

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The Only Astrology Book You'll Ever Need

I was so stoked to find this book, as I have become interested in learning more about astrology. This book contains information about the different zodiac signs, as well as how the signs relate to your personality. Many people relate astrology just with their "horoscope," but there is so much more to it than that. Go pick up this book if you want to find out more about your personality, as well as why others are the way they are.

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The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich

Becoming an entrepreneur has been something I've always wanted to do. The title of this book says it all. Ferriss' philosophy on taking "mini-retirements" throughout life are intriguing and he teaches you how to step out of the 9-5 and into your dream life.

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Live Fearless: A Call to Power, Passion, and Purpose

Sadie is the true embodiment of a Christian and I was so excited to receive this book in the mail! Her story about getting past fear in order to live a truly original, God-centered life is incredible. Highly reccommend you pick this book up if you are wanting to get closer to God and find your purpose.

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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

Marie Kondo has devised a system to help people "tidy" their lives... and the magical part is you only have to do this ONCE. The system has you ask yourself "does this item spark joy" and if not; say goodbye! Marie helps people clear their clutter and experience the magic of a truly tidy home and life.

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You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

5 stars. Jen Sincero hit the nail on the head when she wrote this book. If you have ever doubted yourself and your greatness PICK THIS BOOK UP NOW. Sincero writes in such a relatable way and her tone is humorous. This book helps you understand why you are the way you are and how to embrace and love what you can't change and how to live the kind of life you used to be jealous of.

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Ayurveda (Idiot's Guides)

Sahara Rose shares her profound knowledge on the ancient healing system of Ayurveda. As someone who deals with digestive issues, amongst other things, Ayurveda has helped me understand why my body is the way it is. There is so much knowledge packed inside this book on how to balance your dosha, eat right, work out correctly for your body type, daily routines and so much more. If you want to learn more about the underlying causes of diseases (mental and physical) definitely check this book out! You will not regret it.

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Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living

"Present over Perfect is a collection of essays that focuses on the journey from frantic and tired to connected and free. Many of us find ourselves busier than we want to be, missing the sweetest moments along the way. We end up resentful and distracted, full of regret and feeling disconnected. Present over Perfect is a hand reaching out to a new way of living - full of grace, space, and connection."

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Wild and Free: A Hope-Filled Anthem for the Woman Who Feels She is Both Too Much and Never Enough

"Wild and Free is an anthem and an invitation in equal parts to find freedom from the cultural captivity that holds us back, and freedom to step into the wild and holy call of God in our lives. With fresh biblical insight tracing all the way back to Eve and a treasury of practical application, Jess and Hayley reveal how women today can walk in the true liberty we already have in Jesus"

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Sacred Powers: The Five Secrets to Awakening Transformation

I have seen this book circulating the Internet, so naturally I had to add it to my list. " davidji offers his five time-tested secrets to awakening transformation so you can ground yourself, gain clarity, make life-affirming decisions, step into your power, own your impact, and soar!"

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Light Is the New Black: A Guide to Answering Your Soul’s Callings and Working Your Light

This book has also been circulating around the Internet and i'm excited to add it to my list. "Light Is the New Black is a guidebook for a new breed of women who are here to be bright lights in the world - modern-day lightworkers who agreed to be here at this time in history. In order to thrive in this new age, everything we do must be an authentic expression of who we truly are. Light Is the New Black will guide you back home to the callings of your soul, so you can light up the world with your presence"

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Change Your Schedule, Change Your Life: How to Harness the Power of Clock Genes to Lose Weight, Optimize Your Workout, and Finally Get a Good Night's Sleep

This book was recommended by Sahara Rose (author of Idiot's Guide to Ayurveda). If you enjoy learning about Ayurveda you will thoroughly enjoy this book. Basically, Kshirsagar explains how your schedule can dictate your entire life and well-being. "Our clock genes control more than we realize, and small changes can make the difference between battling our bodies and effortlessly managing weight, sleep, stress, inflammation, and more. Marrying ancient Ayurvedic wisdom with the latest scientific research, this holistic step-by-step 30-day plan provides the tools - and the schedule - you need to transform your life."

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The Healing Self: A Revolutionary New Plan to Supercharge Your Immunity and Stay Well for Life

If you don't know who Deepak Chopra is - you need to get on board my friend. He is a leading voice in the Ayurveda movement and this book is popular for a reason. It teaches you how to stay well for life, as Chopra puts it. "Chopra and Tanzi want to help readers make the best decisions possible when it comes to creating a holistic and transformative health plan for life. In The Healing Self they not only push the boundaries of the intellect to bring readers the newest research and insights on the mind-body, mind-gene, and mind-immunity connections, but they offer a cutting-edge, seven-day action plan, which outlines the key tools everyone needs to develop their own effective and personalized path to self-healing. "

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Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook: Eat Like You Give a F*ck

As you've probably noticed, this isn't your typical book. It's actually a cookbook. I have heard SO many good things about this so I had to buy it. 2018 is the year of health and i'm making an effort to nourish my body with the best possible foods. I don't want to eat a boring salad every day and that's where this book comes in. "This book is an invitation to everyone who wants to do better to elevate their kitchen game. No more ketchup and pizza counting as vegetables. No more drive-thru lines. No more avoiding the produce corner of the supermarket. Sh*t is about to get real."

The Goddess Revolution: Make Peace with Food, Love Your Body and Reclaim Your Life

"If you've ever struggled with diets, food, body image, or your weight, then The Goddess Revolution is your new handbook for life. Imagine how much you would fall in love with your life again if you weren't so consumed by negative thoughts about food, your weight, and your body. Imagine if you could effortlessly find yourself at your perfect weight, in your perfect body, and feel happier and freer around food than ever before."

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The Power of Positive Thinking

Positivity is something that does not come natural to me - however, it's something I'm trying to change. "Dr. Peale demonstrates the power of faith in action. With the practical techniques outlined in this book, you can energize your life—and give yourself the initiative needed to carry out your ambitions and hopes. "

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Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers

Tim Ferriss is the mannnn and this book has been on my reading list for quite some time. "“This book contains the distilled tools, tactics, and ‘inside baseball’ you won’t find anywhere else. It also includes new tips from past guests, and life lessons from new ‘guests’ you haven’t met."

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I Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons

Kevin Hart is my favorite person on this earth. I think he is hilarious but also humble. He's been through some sh*t. This book is essentially a memoir of his life so far, and the lessons he has learned along the way. If you don't laugh while reading this - you have no humorous bones in your body. I recommend getting this book on audible, if you're into that sort of thing, because hearing him read this book is hilarious in itself. Plus there is a lot of side chatter that I enjoyed. Definitely check this one out.

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Modern Romance

Yet another of my favorite people comes out with a book. Aziz is hilarious and his romantic woes are quite relatable. "A hilarious, thoughtful, and in-depth exploration of the pleasures and perils of modern romance from one of this generation's sharpest comedic voices "

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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

If you want a swift kick in the a$$, go buy this book immediately. I read this book in a week and it was amazing. Mark Manson cuts the bs and tells you to stop giving a f*ck about things that don't matter. Only give f*cks about the things that are truly worth it.

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Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

A friend recommended this book to me and i'm excited to dive in. "A powerful, blazingly honest memoir: the story of an eleven-hundred-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe—and built her back up again."

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She Means Business: Turn Your Ideas into Reality and Become a Wildly Successful Entrepreneur

"Are you ready to turn your ideas into reality and build a wildly successful business? There has never been a better time to say yes! With a computer and an Internet connection, you can get your ideas, messages, and business out there like never before and create so much success. In this book Carrie Green shows you how." If you're a creative and ambitious female entrepreneur or are contemplating the entrepreneurial path, this book will provide the honest, realistic, and practical tools you need to follow your heart and bring your vision to life.

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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

"Díaz immerses us in the tumultuous life of Oscar and the history of the family at large, rendering with genuine warmth and dazzling energy, humor, and insight the Dominican-American experience, and, ultimately, the endless human capacity to persevere in the face of heartbreak and loss. A true literary triumph, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao confirms Junot Díaz as one of the best and most exciting voices of our time."

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The Yoga Bible

The Yoga Bible is just that - a bible that teaches you everything you possibly need to know about yoga. I highly recommend this book for baby yogis who are just starting their practice. It teaches you all about the different positions and provides background on the practice of yoga.

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The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For?

This book is a great daily devotional that will teach you how living out the purpose you were created for moves you beyond mere survival and success to a life of significance-the life you were meant to live.

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Sober as F***: My Two Year Journey of Rediscovery & Self Love

Sarah Ordo is a writer, that also has her own Youtube channel and podcast. This book details her journey with drinking and sobriety and as someone who does not drink, I am excited to dive into her story. "this one is for all the people out there with stories like mine, looking for reassurance that there can be a light at the end of the tunnel. I was so desperate to find that kind of reassurance during my journey, so I hope my story can be that for you. To the millennial weekend binger, to the young woman so desperate to feel love, to the one losing all hope that things can get better ... This one is for you."

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Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World

Another Tim Ferriss novel makes the list. "To find answers, I reached out to the most impressive world-class performers in the world, ranging from wunderkinds in their 20s to icons in their 70s and 80s. No stone was left unturned. This book contains their answers—practical and tactical advice from mentors who have found solutions. Whether you want to 10x your results, get unstuck, or reinvent yourself, someone else has traveled a similar path and taken notes."

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CSB She Reads Truth Bible, Gray Linen, Indexed

She Reads Truth is not a book, but a bible. I recently stumbled across this and once I read the reviews I knew I had to have it. As someone who is working on her journey with Christ, this bible is an amazing tool to help me stay motivated and read the word each day. It's also aesthetically pleasing, which is always wonderful. Definitely check this out if you are in the market for a new bible.

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