Happy Tuesday! As promised in last week’s Friday Favorites here are all the books I read in January!

Maybe You Should Talk To Someone by Lori Gottlieb | THIS BOOK! I heard about this from Lauren Elizabeth in one her favorites video. Lori is a therapist and the book takes you through her sessions with her patients, her sessions with her therapist, her challenges and her breakthroughs as she navigates a big life change. When I started reading this I was not in the best place mentally and emotionally, which is what drew me to this book, I laughed and cried the whole way through it, and I, myself had a break through as well. I HIGHLY recommend. Not a self help book in the least but it did open my eyes to a few things in my own struggles.

Classic Style by Kate Schelter | Classic Style is one of those books that I will go back to again and again, it is so well written and the author and artist Kate Schelter has made it such a beautiful book to enjoy each time you read it as well! Whenever I feel myself questioning my style or getting too caught up in shopping or trends, this book really brings me back down to earth.

When Life Gives You Lululemons by Lauren Weisberger | This is the follow up book to The Devil Wears Prada, which is just a classic in my opinion, this is really lighthearted, takes no time to read, and it’s a lot of fun! This would be a good beach read or a fluff book to break up non-fiction reads.

Home Sweet Maison by Danielle Postel-Vinay | I initially picked this book up because it has to do with France and French homes (I’m so predictable), but I really enjoyed how thoughtful and detailed Danielle was about each faucet of a French home, most “tell all” books about French lifestyles really leave quite a bit a mystery and unsaid and she really dives deep. I loved it and I will probably re read as well!

The Conscious Closet by Elizabeth L. Cline | If you are wanting to be more ethically minded when it comes to where you spend your money, this is the book for you! Since I have spent A LOT of time researching over the years about classic and ethical wardrobes none of this was news to me, however if you are new to ethical and sustainable practices this could be your one resource, there really is everything you need to know to springboard you into a more sustainable lifestyle in this one book!

The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care by Sally Fallon Morell & Thomas S. Cowan, MD | This book covers pregnancy, childbirth, child care, diet in every stage, breastfeeding, child development, etc. in a holistic manner, it’s essentially been my guide book, there’s also citations to other studies and information so I can cross reference and research everything, which the little functional nutrition practitioner in me just LOVES!

Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey | Going to be honest, the only reason why I got this audiobook was to listen to Matthew McConaughey read it, his speeches are always hilarious and interesting so I thought, why not? While I am not a celebrity memoir book reading person, it was wildly entertaining to listen to and I’ve learned to appreciate and watch out for the *greenlights* in my life that much more. If this book is on your list I highly recommend listening to it over reading it!

Women Who Work by Ivanka Trump | I’m going to preface this by saying Nine of 10 is not a political blog and Women Who Work is not a political book so there is no need to leave political comments or opinions. I read this because I’m trying to learn how to best balance a professional WFH life with home and wife life, and very soon, mom life. I have no idea where to start and I feel like I am all over the place all of the time. This book has given me ideas and reiterated some things I had already heard from other entrepreneurs and business people, I really enjoyed it and Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg is next on my list in this genre!

And that’s it! I definitely read more than I thought I was going to and I know I’m probably not going to be able to keep up at a reading pace like this throughout 2021 but I am proud of myself for sticking to one of my goals! Can’t wait for February’s roundup! Did you read anything good this month? Share below, I’d love recommendations!

Thank you for visiting Nine of 10 today,

xx DeLaney

3 thoughts on “WHAT I READ: JANUARY 2021

    1. I’ve just finished reading Beartown by Fredrick Backman now I’m reading a book by him called A MAN CALLED OVE. Fast reading and I think you would enjoy his style of writing.

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