Happy November Everyone! Can you believe how quickly this year has flown by?
Today I’m starting a new series that I have the best intentions to keep up with on a monthly basis. One of my goals for 2014 was to read at least one book each month. Reading has been a long time love of mine, but it seems as you get older those are the things that first get cut from your busy schedule. I’ve done okay with it this year but there is definitely room for improvement.
So I’m starting this resolution revival and calling it the “Unofficial Book Club”. This isn’t your mom’s book club (although my mom is pretty darn cool and is probably one of the few people following my blog right now so HI MOM! Please don’t take offense to that). Grab a glass of wine, beer or maybe even a whisky if you’ve had a rough day, and take 30 minutes (or longer!) to get away from the computer, or to pry that iPhone out of your clenched fist (unless of course you’re reading this blog in which case that would be totally acceptable). Get lost in a book for a little while. If you miss a month or two or five, that’s okay I’m sure I will too – I can’t even commit to what we’re making for dinner tonight. No pressure here, this is just a way to keep myself on track with this goal and I hope you can join me!
Lately, I’ve been interested in reading about fascinating women who have paved their own path to success by sticking to their guns and being themselves. I just finished #GIRLBOSS by NastyGal founder and creative genius, Sophia Amoruso. I know, I know, I was a little late to the party on that one, but better late than never, right? If you haven’t read it, stop what you’re doing and go get a copy. It’s a quick read and it will get your creative and badass wheels turning (you might even be so inspired you’ll want to purchase every item on the NastyGal website so you’ll have a kick-ass wardrobe to match your new attitude. I suggest you hide your wallet before you start reading. You’ve been warned).
Though I was tempted to use #GIRLBOSS as my first book club choice, there are a lot of great blog reviews out there already – like this one and this one. Having said that, I’d still like to stay in the mindset of women who are working hard, being themselves and kicking ass at the same. Its pretty inspiring for someone like me who still feels like she’s walking around in the dark wearing a blindfold.
So, the first official reading for the Unofficial Book Club is (drumroll please)…
Let’s Pretend this Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir): by the Bloggess, Jenny Lawson.
I’ve read the first couple of pages so far and I kid you not, it is laugh out loud hilarious, unbelievable and will make you feel bad for ever thinking your own family is embarrassing. If you want to check out Jenny Lawson’s site before you commit or just need a laugh, you can find her here. I was able to find the book at my local library, but you can get your own copy too. Books are one of those things that I don’t mind spending a little money on here and there.
I’ll be back at the end of this month to talk about the book in more detail. Hopefully you can join me (that means you, mom!). love, adrienne
P.S. It won’t take long for the book cover to make sense!