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Five Books I Recently Read & Recommend

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My this year's reading challenge is 125 books and as of today I have read 54 books (one of them I have read twice, so does that make it 55?). Life has been a little bit hectic and I have been a little bit lazy so I haven't reviewed any on Insta-Stories in last two months. However, a few recent reads  have resonated with me a lot. Either because they have provided me with tools to improve my skills and help me continue walking on the path I have already chosen, or shown me an alternative way of thinking which has changed and enriched me. 


Below are the five books I highly recommend: 

by Mark Manson

"People who become great at something become great because they understand that they’re not already great - they are mediocre, they are average - and that they could be so much better."

This book provides support for someone who wants to live in reality, someone who doesn't want to buy into a capitalist mindset that life is about chasing one high after another. This book encourages you to embrace conflict, to be comfortable feeling uncomfortable, and to be confident in finding out what you truly believe in, then standing up for it.

by James Clear

“Habits do not restrict freedom. They create it. Building habits in the present allows you to do more of what you want in the future.”

Atomic Habits is a useful book. It’s a practical guide to identifying and changing your habits. It’s something you can actually put into practice in your life. I like that the book is simple and straightforward. James Clear doesn’t bog you down with a lot of conceptual material. He starts each chapter with an example, gives you the concept plainly, and then gives you concrete actions to apply the concept in real life. I read it twice in one month just because I wanted to make sure that I retain the information.  

by Marie Benedict

I am always up to learn about the hidden historical figures. Marie Benedict’s novel is about the wife of Albert Einstein. Benedict offers an interesting mix of fact and fiction in this succinct piece, which is sure to entertain and educate the reader in equal measure. Benedict does well to capture the reader’s attention throughout this book, straddling the line between telling a story and recounting the life of a lesser-known historical figure. Mileva was a fascinating woman and learning about her, even if some of it was just theories, was fun. I would recommend this book for those who like books about women that were ahead of their time.

by Michelle Obama 

I was on a waitlist for this book at my library for almost six months. And now I understand the hype!

Her memoir is more about how she created her life, once she discovered she had followed other people's expectations instead of figuring out what she wanted. She is honest and open, more than I would have expected, and I liked hearing how she reconciled living with someone messy (haha), gave up her work for a while, and how she navigated the frustrating world of "optics." I listened to the audio read by the author. I found the book fast-paced, interesting, and touching.

by Rainbow Rowell

This book was everything. It has become one of my favorite books in no time. This is an endearing tale of the power of friendship and our first love. A beautifully told story of two unlikely friends in a cruel and hateful world. The characters were well-developed, believable and relatable. Eleanor and Park is well-written, cute, and made me cry probably more than I have in recent times. 

Oh man that ending though!


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  1. Thanks for these tips, I'm a bookworm, I love reading everything a little and I'm always looking for different opinions and points of view.

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  2. 125 books is a lofty goal. I hope you reach it! I haven't had the chance to read any books this year. =(

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  3. These sound like some great books! Need to give them a read!

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  4. I really want to read The Subtle Art, thanks for reminding me!

    Mariya | https://www.brunetteondemand.com/

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  5. I love reading but haven't read any of these ones! I keep meaning to buy Becoming as I'v heard such great reviews about it.

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  6. I've heard great things about Becoming! I need to grab a copy.

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  7. Michelle Obama's book is soooo good! Everyone should read it

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  8. I think I would love reading The Other Einstein! Thanks for sharing it!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

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  9. I remember borrowing Eleanor & Park from the library several years ago and never getting around to reading it. Then it seemed like a couple years later it became so popular! I think I need to check it out again! I also really want to read The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck. That's totally my kinda book! Way to go, conquering your reading list already! You've gotten so far. I haven't had time for nearly as much reading as I'd hoped this year - but this past weekend I got super sick and read three books - so that was impressive for me haha.

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  10. These sound like great books! That first title is hilarious. Thank you!

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  11. These look like such amazing books. I will have to Check out the Other Einstein, it sounds so interesting. I love historical books, and historical fiction.

    XOXO
    Cathy

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  12. honestly i'm not an avid book reader but i'm totally here for your awesome fashion looks! great photos!

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  13. Oh my gosh!! I have read all of them and think like you. I did love Becoming and the Subtle Art. Good reads.

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  14. I'm always looking for new books to read. Thanks for the recommendations!

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  15. I have a group of friends that really likes reading and we constantly talk about the different books we came across with. I’ll definitely share this to them.

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  16. I definitely need to up my game in reading. Your recommendations made me want to buy them all and take them to the beach!!!

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  17. I am definitely going to grab a a couple of these for my long flight to and from Italy! Such great recommendations!!

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  18. Thank you so much for sharing this! I've been trying to read more this year, will have to pick up some of these books for the summer!

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  19. Girl, you are incredible! I can't believe you've already read that many books. I loved Subtle Art - will have to check out the others!

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  20. I've read the Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, it's great!!

    xoxo Sarah

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  21. I'm always looking for new reads so will definitely have to check these books out. I really want to read Becoming by Michelle Obama!

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  22. I JUST downloaded Atomic Habits yesterday. I was trying to use up my audible credits and it had such great reviews. Glad to hear your recommendation!

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  23. I haven't read any of these but I did start Becoming. Great list to check out!

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  24. I will have to check these books out, I'm always looking to read new ones!

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  25. i should add these to my reading list. sounds great!

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  26. Hi Tanvi - Thank you as always for meaningful content and the recommendations! If I would take anyone’s suggestions on books that would be you (apart from a dear friend who, now that I think, is probably close to your personality!).
    I started this year with a goal to read two books which I bought - Robin Sharma’s The 5am club and Michelle Obama’s Becoming. Only 10 pages in on the 5am club thus far - maybe I should start with Becoming! But will certainly strive to read the rest of the list here too! Cheers!

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  27. I want to read Becoming - if you like fiction, I can highly recommend Eleanor Oliphant

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  28. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about these books. I’m looking to read your first choice The Subtile of not giving a fu*k. Thanks for confirming the read!

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  29. IT's almost summer and I'm ready to find a good book to read. I haven't for years and my goal this summer is to take time out to do that! I love to read.

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  30. I’m always on the lookout for book recommendations. Atomic Habits sounds like an interesting premise. I’ll have to add it to my list!

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  31. Thanks for sharing! I have not had time to read and wish I could read more. Thanks for the book recommendation

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  32. I have been looking for some new books to check out! I love reading, but haven't done as much as I like lately due to being busy. I also rarely read a book more than once!

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  33. I have heard amazing reviews about the first book. Definitely need to add these to my list, they sound amazing!

    Kileen
    cute & little

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  34. These all sound so perfect for those Summer getaways!

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  35. This is amazing!! I wish I forced myself to read more! I’ll have to add a few of these to my growing list!

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  36. Always looking for new books to read. Especially in the summer time. Love reading a good book by the pool or at the beach. Thanks for sharing these!

    xo Laura Leigh
    www.louellareese.com

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  37. Thank you so much for sharing this reading list! I am looking for some great books for the summer coming up and I can't wait to check out some of the ones on your list!
    - Jess

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  38. Michelle Obama is such an inspiration, I love that book too! Great list of recommendations :) xo, Suzanne

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  39. Thanks for sharing about these nice books and spreading some reading inspiration around. It will be useful for many.

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  40. I have got to get my hands on Becoming! It's been on my list for so long.

    -xo, Azanique | https://www.lotsofsass.com

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  41. I will check them out. They all sound like good books to read.

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  42. I will surely check Atomic Habits and The other Einstein. I see good reviews of people who read these books.

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  43. I Iove this list, a lovely book list shared & gonna check out to enjoy my reads during my daily commute. Thanks for this amazing sharing
    cheers, siennylovesdrawing

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  44. Waaaaah 125 books😅🤔. So many but I love reading books hehehe. I feel relax when I'm reading books.

    I hope those books on the lists have in the Philippines. I think I need to start searching them on all bookstore here in my country.

    Thanks for sharing anyways 😊.

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  45. adding these to my list!!! already ready about not giving a f*ck :) :)

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