Non Fiction – Self Help

I’m actually going to take it easy on myself and you guys this week, yay!!!

I have yet to read any of the books mentioned on this list and I will also be including a link to a Goodreads list that my female readers in their twenties, or anybody who really has no freaking clue what they’re doing with their life, might be able to relate too. If you’re not a female in her twenties, check it out anyway. If you use the recommendations and suggestions it can lead you to some interesting choices.

I don’t normally read non-fiction, it’s just not my thing. But, I fell down the self-help rabbit hole on Goodreads while I was on Christmas break this year. Anxiety that I never knew I had has cropped up ever since I started school and I am always on the lookout for ways to improve my mental health and my relationship with myself. You should always be your number one priority guys, because no one else cares as much about you as you do.

Anyways, in perusing this list I came across a few gems that I am kind of dying to pick up. Here are a few that I am looking forward to reading.

Leave Your Mark: Land Your Dream Job. Kill It in Your Career. Rock Social Media by Aliza Licht – Published May 5, 2015; 259 Pages.

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If I’m being honest, the cover is what drew me to this book. It’s gorgeous, striking, and memorable. Plus, as a Creative Communications student, anything that gives me advice on my industry is invaluable.

Aliza Licht is the senior vice president of global communications for Donna Karan International. It sounds like an awesome job, and from what I’ve read on Goodreads her tone is very light and conversational. I’m hoping it’ll be a speedy read that is clear, straightforward, and offers some insight into the industry.

I’m the type of person who likes to know what is expected, so I think that reading books like this will help me feel a little more comfortable and I’ll have an idea of what to expect and how to handle it. Social media is also a new beast in the industry and is ever changing, but having an understanding of where it’s at now and how it’s being used would make it easier to grow with it.

I just picked this up from the library last week and judging by the notes on the back I am super excited. Kelly Cutrone gave it a good review, and she has made girls cry on National TV, so that’s a great endorsement and a terrific reason to read the book. I also flipped through it casually and read a couple paragraphs and it’s looking really good.

I Am That Girl: How to Speak Your Truth, Discover Your Purpose, and #bethatgirl by Alexis Jones (Forward), Sophia Bush (Foreward) – Published March 18, 2014; 240 Pages.

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Discovering my purpose is probably the hardest thing I’ve come across so far in my life. Any advice that I can get on everything they mention in the title would really just make me feel a lot more comfortable in my life, my jobs, and my relationships. I’m hoping that this book will give me some insight into just how to feel a little more comfortable in my skin.

As I mentioned earlier, I’ve discovered that I have anxiety and the key to me managing that is being calm. And a way to be calm for me is to have a plan and concrete steps to go over. Well, life doesn’t provide you with that at all, so we kind of have to figure it out on our own. I feel like these books can at least give you a crude framework to build off of. If anything, it’s a place to start.

I’ve been thinking about it for a while and I will have to pick up more books like this and work them into my rotation. This’ll be where I start.

Just two books for me this week guys. I’m working on doing smaller posts, but we’ll see how it works out. If any of these interested you, or you are looking for something similar but a little bit different, check out this list of Non-Fiction for Women in their Twenties over on Goodreads, and as always please read responsibly.

Goodreads Links:

Leave Your Mark

I Am That Girl