How would you describe your first time in one word? Awkward? Challenging? Weird? Daunting? My word, Awkward! I remember when I started playing the violin, it was a really awkward journey. My hands were fumbling on the violin strings, reading music had never looked so foreign in my entire life, and for the love of me, holding the instrument and stringing were two things I was unable to do right, for a while, and I had to practice over and over, until I got it right.
So this year, you have decided to start something new, perhaps like reading a book, and perhaps you want to create a reading challenge of your own, to help you along the way. Just maybe! So as you ponder on your next brave steps, I have put up a challenge for “first timers” that you can use as a guide to help you with your new reading habit. let me know what you think.
A month of beginnings, hope, a time to better ourselves, reflect on past years and try to do better than before. We want the better version of ourselves. That is why I recommend a self help book, I know most people do not like self help books, but still you have to admit , reading a how to book, to better you for the year, seems like a good start. no? A personal fav, is “The 48 laws of Power by Robert Greene” timely principles that can help you act towards a better you in the year 2k17! It’s an easy read, not too heavy for any book beginner and worth your time!
Love is in the air. relationships are renewed and rekindled. Romance has only one color : Red. So curl up with a romantic book, a perfect love story, not one that ends with a heart wrenching twist, but the perfect love story.(you know, the one that starts with boy being alone, then boy meets girl, then boy looses girl, then boy dashes to the airport to get girl, and they live happily ever after? yup! That kind.) and then maybe just maybe, rekindle your own love life. Yes? I could recommend a personal fav, but given the fact that we all have our views on love, I would suggest for this category you use uncle google, I am sure he will show you the way without a shadow of a doubt. But if you really really ask me “The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks” is a ride worth taking!
First quarter of the year is coming to an end. You have tried to dust yourself a little, added a little sprinkle to your love life, now maybe, just maybe, you want to think about your career, different faucets of it. Maybe it’s time (you may think) to venture into your own business, add a little knowledge to your business sense? A business book would be a good place to start, to you know, expand your mind a little, and possible build your next future. I recommend “The E Myth by Michael Gerber” it helps you realize entrepreneurship is not for the faint hearted. Give it a try. You may or may not like, but, you tried 🙂
I like April for many reasons, this year especially because #PLL (Pretty Little Liars) airs on our screens for a final 10 episodes, so April becomes the month to look forward to (hands down!)Nonetheless despite my not so perfect reason for loving the month of April I recommend a personal memoir, to read. You know, reading someone else’s story always feels like we are not alone. You get to read a memoir and you realize we are all the same, we have struggles and no one has a perfect life. No matter how perfect they look. You get to appreciate where you are at the moment, and to enjoy it. The boost that gives you is amazing! Try it! I will be reading The year of yes by Shonda Rhimes, maybe we can read it together? no? oh well, you can’t blame a lady for trying. no?
It’s May. Yay. (or maybe not) However May happens to have the shortest letters in the calendar. It’s a 3 letter month. so for that, you get to enjoy it, for what it’s worth. Or what it holds dear. Is it the month for the circus too? nope? Ok, my bad. so for a month with only three letters, i would recommend a really funny, hilarious book. the kind that cracks you up from start to finish. and has you in stitches! A personal fav of mine is “Sophie Kinsella’s – Can you keep a secret – “ I read it in hours, it’s kind of a 3 letter book too. short funny and you simply cannot put it down, until you finish. Trust me.
We made it through the first half of the year! First of all, well done! here we are, doing great, and marching forward! Your Country thanks you. :-)So now, for a little mix, as we look back into the past months, maybe it’s time to read a #TBT book! a throwback author, you know like Sidney Sheldon, Nancy Drew, just for the heck of it! I usually read a Sidney Sheldon and reminisce on the good ol’ days, before I discovered adulthood! after that trip to throwback land, I usually feel energized to face the future! I bet you will too.
Remember there are so many books out there for any type of genre and my suggestions are not necessarily the best of the best, you can discover some of your own and share with me.
Hope you enjoyed the read. let me know what you think, in the comments below.
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