Summer Reading List

It’s that time of year again in the southern hemisphere, most of us find ourselves with a little time so we start looking for good books we can read.  It’s always great to get a good book recommendation so here are my top 5 books you should read this summer, they also double as a great KK present too!

Life will be the death of me- Chelsea Handler
I actually listened to this book on audible because Chelsea is such a captivating performer I really loved to listen to her tell the story. She basically talks about her life and how she realised now, in her late 40’s when she decided to go to therapy for the first time, how her past had affected all of her life decisions. It’s a great read and you’ll find yourself laughing and crying in the space of 30 seconds. Insights into all different types of relationships, from family, friends, romantic partners and work.

Braving the Wilderness- Brené Brown
It’s no secret that I love Brené Brown, she can somehow explain exactly how you’re thinking and feeling and wrap it up in a nice little bow filled with compassion, humour and science. She helps you understand feelings of shame and guilt and understand how you can navigate through them.
This would be a great book to read especially in the new year.

Grit- Angela Duckworth
This book helps you understand the difference between skill and talent. Duckworth is a psychologist and has graduated and worked at some of the top universities in America, think Harvard etc. In this entertaining and applicable book she helps you understand how you can cultivate grit and how it can out shine natural talent. A great one if you’re in need of some motivation for yourself, a friend or family member.

If you really loved me- Toby Green
Whether you’ve just broken off from a long term relationship, having relationship stress or you’re single and want to create the best version of yourself… you need to read this. I was gifted this book from my mum a couple of years ago. It’s been around since the 1980’s but it’s teachings are timeless. If not for you, it’s a great one to gift to a friend who needs to recognise their worth. (This one is a tricky one to get, you might have to get it online second hand via ebay)

Gut- Gulia Enders
This one is a bit more content heavy but it’s easy to understand. If you’ve ever wondered why your bowel habits change when you travel overseas or how exactly your gut works, this one is for you. It also has some great illustrations to make it easy to understand how your gut affects the rest of your body. From your mood, weight, sleep and hormones.

If you have any great book recommendations I’d love to hear them. You can DM or tag ‘The state of me’ on Instagram or Facebook. Happy reading!

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