Inspiring Books to Read for Fresh Starts
January is the perfect time to brush away all the negativity and welcome all the positive vibes you could get for a new start.
One of the best ways to make this happen is through reading. Yeah, yeah we know you have your e-books, Kindles, and what not but we still love good old traditional books that smell amazing when they get older.
This year, we've packed on some inspiring must-read books that will help keep us going through ups and downs that 2017 has in store for us.
Not That Kind of Girl
Lena Dunham is iconic in her own liberal way. We love her for being very open about her body and sexuality and this book can definitely tell you just how. She tells us stories about how she's achieved and lost in her twenties - serious with a mix of her trademark witty humour.
The Happiness Project
Being an old book, this should be part of the holy grails of motivational books. Making pick-me-ups fun and productive, this book is definitely a must-read! Plus points for the fun guides inside.
Fear of Flying
This blockbuster classic novel about female empowerment and freedom, said to have launched a sexual revolution, is still inspiring women today. It tells the story of Isadora Wing, who, while at a crossroads in her five-year marriage, ditches her husband during a European trip to find a man who can ignite unbridled passion in her. What she finds instead are life lessons on liberation and happiness.
The Boston Girl
Anita Diamant's New York Times bestselling novel takes readers along on the life journey of protagonist, Addie Baum, a strong-willed daughter of Jewish immigrants, as she comes of age in Boston's North End in the early 1900s. While staying true to the historical detail of that time, this story of a young woman who wanted to go to college, have a career, and find true love, is the recounting of the now 85-year old Addie's life.
The Five People You Meet in Heaven
An old classic in terms of inspirational and motivational reads. This one is a tried and tested book that would definitely pick you up, appreciating life as we know it regardless of how hard it could be.
Eat Pray Love
Another classic book beautifully written and turned into a film, Eat Pray Love is our ultimate go-to for instant inspiration and pick-me-upper.