January 2018 Book List

Hello Readers,

Happy Sunday! I can't believe we are almost halfway through January. Although we are halfway through January, I am still not in school. In fact, I don't start until the 22nd. The benefit of starting later is I get to focus on myself and my 2018 goals before the business of a school schedule.

One of my 2018 goals is to read more. I have accomplished a couple of books and I'm reading two more! I love my relaxing evenings with a nice hot cup of tea and novel. Below is my list of books I have read/currently reading. 

Past Books, I Have Read This Month

"You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life"-Book by Jen Sincero

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Yes, I have mentioned this book a couple of times on my blog, but this book legit changed my outlook on life. This was my "ring in the new year" book because I technically started it late 2017, but I'm still considering it a 2018 book.  This book is ideal if you are feeling stuck in a rut in life or if you have an idea of what you want to do, but no clue how to get started. 

Jen Sincero is a life coach, but she isn't any old regular life coach. I enjoy her because she is relatable, and her stories are hilarious! If you have already read this book, be sure to check out her latest release, You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth.

Read This If You Want to Be Instagram Famous"-Book by Henry Carroll

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This is another form of a self-help book if you are interested in improving the Instagram game. Henry Carroll along with other famous Instagrammers team up to compose a book chock-full of advice. Originally I gave this book to my mom for her new up and coming home decor Instagram (which by the way you should follow @designsbymechelle). However, I was home for the week and I thought, I should check out this book too. Since then, I have found new Instagrammers to follow and I really cut back on the hashtags.

Current Books

Ok, no more self-help books.

Alena-Book by Rachel Pastan


"Alena" is a fictional book about a young curator named Rebecca, who takes over an art museum in Cape Cod. Thinking she was upgrading from her past job, she realizes she is trapped following the footsteps of past curator Alena who, 2 years ago, disappeared on a whim.

I started this book a couple years ago, but never got to finishing it. This month, I made it a goal to complete it. The novel is fascinating if you are into art and how museums function, aka my master's program haha. What I don't like about the book is I'm not a big fan when authors drone on and on about details. It is important to set up the scene but I tend to skip certain paragraphs because it is about description and not story content. 

Off Track Planet’s Travel Guide for the Young, Sexy, and Broke-Book by Off Track Planet


Off Track Planet does an excellent job providing fun, crazy, unique adventures catered to young travelers. It does mention common cities such as Paris, but they provide an alternative look that is not your ordinary trip to Paris. The book is great if you are looking for new adventures that won't break the bank. 

Future Books

To continue with my year-long goal, what books do you suggest for me to read? I'm always looking for new novels to add to my book bag. Have you read any of these books? Any that you are excited to read? Comment below. Keep on reading and have a wonderful Sunday.