To be honest, I have not been in the most inspired mood lately. It’s been so hard to get back in my groove and get motivated enough to even start reading again. Recently, I started exploring around the city of Charleston and found the cutest little coffee shop/book store, Taylor Books. The vibe in the store was so vintage and cozy, I would literally go there every single day if I could. Instantly, I got super inspired and found so many interesting books that I just had to add to my reading list.

From that experience, I realized that sometimes, you just need to have a change in scenery in order to change your attitude and mindset about something. I had been so strict about my daily routine that everything was starting to seem like a chore instead of something that I actually enjoyed doing for me. Its great to have a daily routine to keep you on track, but if you keep it too strict you are going to lose motivation to even do the things you typically like doing. For me that was reading. Since changing up my routine a little, I got motivated enough and bought my first book for the fall and couldn’t be more excited and ready to take on the season. It’s crazy that the little things like having a slight change of scenery, or getting a new book can completely set your mood, but it is something that has worked for me and a tip that I hope works for you if you are in a rut like I was.

Now to the part you came for, my fall reading list. First, I am going to list a couple books that I have read in the past that I am completely in love with. These are just some suggestions if you aren’t sure what you like to read but what to make sure you’re spending your money and time on something that is actually worth it.

1. You are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life | Jen Sincero

Ok guys, I can never even begin to express my love for this book. It is probably my favorite book of all time. This book is more of a motivating read, if in your heart you really want to do something but just need an encouraging boost or affirmation that you can do it. The author also puts a hilarious twist into the book as well. It is so well written and perfect when it comes to speaking the language of a twenty-something. I bought this book for the first time when I was thinking about entering the creative field of social media and it literally set me on fire for life and made me feel like I could accomplish anything. 10/10 highly recommend.

2. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life | Mark Manson

This book is right up there with the previous one however, Mark Manson puts different perspective on motivating his readers. Basically, he calls you out on your bs and makes you quit feeling sorry for yourself. And if I’m being honest, I need that sometimes and I know you do too. He has such a different approach than most other self help gurus, which is what makes this book so interesting because you aren’t reading the same content that most other self help books typically offer. This is such a great read and would highly recommend reading with the book above.

3. Skinny Bitch | Rory Freedman

About a year ago I was watching one of my favorite YouTube channels and she mentioned this book in one of her videos. So naturally, I instantly ordered this book. This was during the time I had started my vegan journey and knew little to nothing about what I was doing. I got my book in the mail and started reading and fell in love with it. It had some of the best advice and information about veganism, with a comedic twist so that it didn’t absolutely bore you to death. If you are thinking about the vegan lifestyle, I would highly recommend this book. Its super cheap on Amazon and offers so much helpful information.

4. ESV Journaling Bible | Crossway

I can’t tell you about all my ‘self-help’ books without mentioning the biggest one of all, my bible. This Bible is so incredible. I am someone who loves to write anything and everything down (I could literally write my to-do list for the day 10 times until it looks satisfying). So I found this Bible online and thought it would be perfect to help me really understand what I am reading and allow me to write it all out for easy reference. Basically what it is, is a Bible with the margins free so that you can write down things that maybe stand out to you in the scripture or things that you just want to remember so you can look back and read them whenever you want. Not to mention, it is compact and not as bulky as most Bibles and has the cutest cover. If you are looking to invest in a new Bible in the future, I would highly suggest this one.

Now for the books that are currently on my fall reading list:

1. #GirlBoss | Sophia Amoruso

I watched the Netflix Original of this and it was so good. Im not kidding you, I watched the whole season in less than two days. And as they always say, ‘the book is better than the movie.’ I can’t wait to get my hands on this one!

2. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear | Elizabeth Gilbert

This book has been on my reading list for awhile now but for some reason I have never gotten it. Being in the creative field of writing, I think it would be so inspirational, much like You Are a Badass. I imagine that it is jam packed with advice on being yourself and expressing your creativity and authenticity. And at this point in my life, I think that this book would be so fitting so I will be picking it up very soon!

3. You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth | Jen Sincero

As you know, I love me some Jen Sincero so of course I had to get this one. I just picked up this book last week and haven’t gotten much time to read it with school starting back and tons of homework (senior year probs). So far I have read about 2 chapters and it is already so good but it is Jen Sincero we are talking about. This book focuses more on the money aspect of your life (if you couldn’t tell by the title) and your limiting beliefs when it comes to it. I really look forward to having a free day to just chill and read through this book.

So thats my current fall reading and suggestions list. I hope you found this article helpful and choose to add some of my suggestions to your list as well (I promise you won’t regret it). As always, if you have any questions or suggestions for me please feel free to contact me. Thanks for reading 🙂

With love, Danielle

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