Reading Now

I have ambitious goals when it comes to reading. Numerous “must read” lists pop up on my social media feeds, and I’m tempted to add so many of those noted to my list. I’ve realized I need to narrow my choices and aim to finish at least one book (or even a magazine or two from cover to cover!) a month.

Here’s my list for this fall:
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
by Carol Dweck, PhD
Many schools and educators are now focused on “growth mindset.” Thinking back to my school years, I remember not having to try too hard. I studied and was involved, but I don’t think I pushed myself as much as I could have. Mindset explores a new model, where the emphasis is on working hard to continually improve.

by Arianna Huffington
With so many of us trying to prioritize the demands of work, children, social lives, and more, it’s only natural that we feel worn down and stressed. In this book, Huffington reflects on her own experiences, and she uses scientific reasoning to emphasize the need for mindfulness and meditation to achieve balance.

Do the KIND Thing: Think Boundlessly, Work Purposefully, Live Passionately
By Daniel Lubetzky
What I love most about KIND Snacks, besides the yummy bars and granola, is the company’s commitment to “make the world kinder” through their grant program, KIND Causes. Daniel Lubetzky, founder and CEO of KIND, is a visionary and entrepreneur, and his own personal story inspires us all to approach life with more attention to our words and actions.

Why Not Me?
by Mindy Kaling
You’re probably thinking this pick is the one that doesn’t belong. Well, yes it does! And why not? Mindy Kaling is funny, confident, and exudes enthusiasm for life. She’s a great role model for young women and proves that being comfortable in your own skin, skills, and talents is a far better use of energy than trying to fit into a neat and tidy package.

What are the must-reads on your list?