My 2018 Book List

Did you know the average CEO reads 60 books a year? When my good friend @millenialfashionista told me this, I didn’t believe it. But it makes sense, and just like Maria, I’ve challenged myself to read more this year. Bill Gates reads 50 books a year! And maybe I only read 12 books, but hey, it’s a start.

I honestly hate reading. I can read super fast, but not absorb anything. The material I choose needs to make sense to me, so I actually learn something. And just reading fiction is not enjoyable to me. In this stage of life, I’m craving knowledge. Here’s the list of books I’m hoping to wrap up and a couple books I actually have read and LOVE!

Books To Read:

How to Talk to your Kids so They Listen and Listen so They Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish This was recommended by one of my dear mama friends and while I have started it, I have yet to finish. The whole book is a reflection of a group who are taught parenting skills by doctors and psychologists, and then a recount of how those skills played out that week in their kids, ages baby to teenager.

The 10x Rule by Grant Cardone A book that will motivate you to reach beyond your wildest dreams and truly reach your potential.

Seamless by Angie Smith This is her first ever bible study, and it’s one that my Christian friends and I just started. I love knowing more about my faith, but even more I love being part of a group of women who can challenge each other in a respectful environment to help each other grow.

The Whole Brain Child by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson Written by a Neuropsychiatrist and a Parenting Expert, this book provides 12 pillars of parenting that foster healthy brain development and a calmer, happier child (we could all use one of those).

How To Raise an Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haims Dives deep into the overprotective, over-parented, and over-scheduled life of today’s kids.

Be Obsessed or Be Average by Grant Cardone The follow up to the 10x rule that helps put it into action

Books I Recommend:

The Better Baby Book: How to Have a Healthier, Smarter, Happier Baby by David Asprey and Alana Asprey David Asprey, creator of Bulletproof Coffee, spends lots of money on his own testing of his products. He collaborates here with his wife, who was a medical Doctor in Sweden. They explore all different types of research and comparisons between Europe and the United States to give some guidelines (although some are admittedly crazy) to help you grow the best baby. I read this while I was pregnant, and wish I had read it 6 months before we conceived, so if you’re planning on starting a family, I would definitely recommend this one!

The Quest by Beth Moore – My women’s group completed this bible study last year and it opened my eyes to many things. First off, it was my first ever Bible study so I learned a lot. But this study had me flipping all over my Bible and making me feel more confident finding chapters than ever before.

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