I love a good book recommendation, especially from someone who’s going through similar life phases. Angsty tweens? Love the Great British Bake Off? Need a new way to talk about a sensitive subject? Creative rut? Read this! Of course, I go through seasons in my life where I forget to read any books at all. And if you’re in that season, I see you and I totally get it. I’ll do a roundup of podcasts and TV shows soon. But for those who love a good book, here’s what’s on my nightstand right now…
Good Inside by Dr. Becky Kennedy
I have followed Dr. Becky on Instagram for a few years and always find her parenting tips to be clear, helpful, and offer a new way that I hadn’t thought of. Her book expands upon her parenting philosophies in ways that will not only help your communication with your kids but with anyone in your life! Good Inside is a comprehensive resource for a generation of parents looking for a new way to raise their kids while still setting them up for a lifetime of self-regulation, confidence, and resilience.
Get Good with Money by Tiffany Aliche
Tiffany Aliche was a pre-school teacher with a healthy nest egg when a recession and advice from a shady advisor put her out of a job and into a huge financial hole. Her story is inspiring, and she makes talking about money easy to understand and digest. This is the kind of advice I wish I had in my early 20’s when I was starting to make my own money, but it’s never too late to learn about better and smarter finances!
Nadiya’s Everyday Baking by Nadiya Hussain
I love Nadiya’s shows (find them on Netflix!) and her style of cooking that combines great ingredients used in new ways and with an emphasis on ways to make them possible even on busy nights when you don’t have a ton of time! In this book, she focuses on items that can be baked (which is one of her time-saving tips!). It’s a great mix of meals for all parts of the day, and I want to make them all!
Plant Coach by Nick Cutsumpas
Plant Coach makes plant parenthood feel attainable in this beautiful and helpful book that gives you tips for caring for plants in the ways that make sense for you and your life. At the same time, he inspires readers to care for the planet, using houseplants as a stepping stone toward sustainability and environmental action.
Orbiting the Giant Hairball by Gordon MacKenzie
I’ve had this book since I was a teenager and lost track of it in a move a couple years ago. So I bought it again just this year! Originally self-published and already a business “cult classic”, this personally empowering and entertaining look at the intersection between human creativity and the bottom line. It will be a must-read for any manager looking for new ways to invigorate employees, and any professional who wants to achieve his or her best, most self-expressive, most creative and fulfilling work.