At the start of every new year, there’s a buzz of goal-setting and self-improvement in the air, and around here we believe that when you improve your reading life, it does good things for the rest of your life. Today’s guest Pamela Hernandez has found creative ways to pull together reading goals and fitness goals in her personal training business. Pamela loves to read about women who mirror herself and her clients — seasoned female characters who live life on their terms, strive to make the best of their life circumstances, and thrive. Today I’m recommending 3 books that fit the bill, plus a self-help book that hopefully won’t leave Pamela shaking her head in disappointment.
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Books mentioned in this episode:
● Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder, by Laura Ingalls Wilder
● Tangerine, by Christine Mangan
♥ She’s Come Undone, by Wally Lamb
● I Know This Much is True, by Wally Lamb
● Wishin’ and Hopin’, by Wally Lamb
♥ 11/22/63, by Stephen King
● The Stand, by Stephen King
♥ How the Lights Get In, by Louise Penny
▵ Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant To Be, by Rachel Hollis
● Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, by Brené Brown
● Everything is Figure-Out-Able, by Marie Forleo
● Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones, by James Clear
● The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles that Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other Peoples Lives Better, Too), by Gretchen Rubin
● Author Pema Chödrön (try Comfortable with Uncertainty: 108 Teachings on Cultivating Fearlessness and Compassion)
● Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle, by Emily Nagoski PhD and Amelia Nagoski DMA
● Whiskey When We’re Dry, by John Larison
● Another Brooklyn, by Jacqueline Woodson
● Brown Girl Dreaming, by Jacqueline Woodson
● Red at the Bone, by Jacqueline Woodson
● Women Rowing North: Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing As We Age, by Mary Pipher
● Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls, by Mary Pipher PhD
● The Birds of Opulence, by Crystal Wilkinson
● Gretchen Rubin’s Four Tendencies
What do YOU think Pamela should read next?