It’s full-on fall season now, leaves are on the ground, there’s pumpkin flavored everything, and I decorated my apartment. I set up a little Halloweentown with mini figurines in my living room on top of my prop table.
Keeping this short and sweet, here are a few books that I would highly recommend to add to your reading list.
Is your reading list getting impossibly long? Cause mine is. I keep finding more and more at thrift stores for such good deals! It’s hard to resist. And now I have stacks in my living room that are waiting for a new bookshelf to arrive. Which I haven’t ordered yet.
1. The Happiness of Pursuit by Chris Guillebeau
This is a pretty easy read and not too long. It consists of many different stories of people all over the world that have started and created their own quests. Chris Guillebeau also details his own personal quest of visiting every country in the world. Going after something in a methodical way enriches our lives. Quests can be anything: travel, athletic, artistic, philanthropic, etc. I’ve declared my current one to visit every state in the U.S. by the time I’m 30!
2. Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso
A humorous and light read, you learn about Sophia’s beginnings as a frequent couch surfer, nomad, and shoplifter. It’s a great tale of how any person regardless of credentials or degrees or money can grow their own company with the right amount of resourcefulness, creativity, and hard work. Now her online vintage retail site Nasty Gal is a highly successful multi-million dollar company. I recently got to meet Sophia at a promotional book event for the paperback release of Girlboss!
3. Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne
My newest and current read, one I’ve been meaning to get around to and finally am starting it (I’ve owned it for over a year!). Companies have long engaged in directly competing with each other over existing markets and battled to come out on top. Today’s industries are overcrowded and has become tough for people to differentiate from. Tomorrow’s most successful companies lead by creating new market space and making the competition irrelevant.
If there’s one thing I have and always will have an obsession for, it’s books. Going all the way to childhood. And the book collecting hasn’t stopped either. I’m leaning more towards eventually amassing such a collection that it will need it’s own room.
Could you imagine? My own library?!
I’m elated at the thought.
Until next week,