Sunday, September 23, 2018

The Lifestyle Books To Read This Autumn.


One of my many resolutions for 2018 was to read a book every single month. This might not seem to be a lot for most people, but I am actually quite lazy when it comes to reading. Don't get me wrong, when I finally read a book I totally love it but starting is a whole different thing for me. I always feel I have something more important to do than to sit down and take an hour out of my day. 
Setting this challenge for myself has been very interesting. I have to admit, I haven't read a heavy and lengthy book every single month but I managed to finish some kind of book, be it poetry or fiction, every thirty days so far. YAY! 

I soon realized that the type of book I love to read the most is lifestyle based. So today I want to share with you my favorite lifestyle related reads.


How not to die - Dr. Michael Greger
This is a bit of a cheat. I have actually read this book last year and read it again this year. It's one of those books which makes you think about yourself and your lifestyle, even months after you have finished it. Honestly, if you are into nutrition and you want a very unbiased and neutral outlook on societies current diet you should absolutely read this one. And don't worry, this is not one of those typical books that try to guilt you into eating a plant-based diet. It is full of facts and studies which are presented in a very non-judgemental way and you can simply make up your mind yourself. 

The universe has your back - Gabrielle Bernstein
This is a great one if you want to start looking into the power of positive thinking and what the universe has to do with it. I liked it much better than 'the secret'. But I have to say that I take a lot of these things with a grain of salt. You should definitely be open-minded while reading it. But make up your own mind and see for yourself what you want to implement in your life and what seems to be too far-fetched to you. 

The anxiety solution - Chloe Brotheridge
Anxiety is something I don't talk too much about on here but I have actually struggled with it for years now. I have recently stopped my medication for it and this book has helped me a lot. If you struggle with anxiety yourself, or if you know someone who does, this is a must-read. 

Lean in: women, work and the will to lead - Sheryl Sandberg
This is the perfect book for anyone who is about to finish their education and will transition into the working world. Honestly,  this has been so motivating and insightful to me. 

You are a badass - Jen Sincero
I am finishing this post off with a book that is for everyone. The other books might have been quite specific but this one is all in all motivating, funny and just leaves you feeling so positive and badass. It made me laugh and think at the same time. If you only want to read one of these I highly recommend you to read 'you are a badass'. 

Do you have any lifestyle related book recommendations for me?
x Lisa
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  1. Great post! Such a fun challenge and congrats that this is going really well for you! I do enjoy a lifestyle-related book every now and then and I think that "you are a badass" as well as "the universer has your back" sound cool and definitely like something I would enjoy.
    Thanks for sharing!
    xx Janine
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  2. Ooh! I'm so surprised that I don't know any of these - yeay for new reads to read!! Thanks for sharing Lisa

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  3. I am going to have to look into these books. I feel like my reading list is always growing!

    Danielle xx
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  4. thank you so much for sharing, Lisa!! they all sound interesting, especially the last two! x
    have a wonderful Sunday!

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  5. They all sound really interesting, especially the ”Lean in” one! Gotta check them out :)

    Teresa | outlandishblog.com

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  6. Oooh I LOVE this post. The one by Sheryl Sandberg sounds so perfect for me right now!

    Lucy | www.lucy-cole.co.uk

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  7. I'm a fellow anxiety sufferer and find reading about it and adding to my understanding is a very positive thing to do - I'll have to check out The Anxiety Solution. I recently read a book called 'At Last A Life' which was very insightful.

    One book a month is a great idea, I might challenge myself to do this too!

    Elle x
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  8. I always love your style pictures!!
    Have a great week! xx

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  9. How not to die sounds really interesting, I've always found that books talking about diet are all quite biased which puts me off reading them. I want to be educated on whats good/bad without a bias opinion so this sounds perfect, gonna add it to my amazon wish list now!

    Lucy | Forever September

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  10. I love so many of these already! These reccomendations are definitely my kind of books, so I'll have to check out the ones I haven't heard of xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.co.uk

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  11. This is very nice...they are interesting titles.
    I will like to read the anxiety solutions.. thank you for sharing.

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  12. Thank you for the recommendations! I'm adding most of these to my books to read list. And you are a badass is one of my favorite books of all time! I still go back and read parts of it for some extra motivation.

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  13. These seem really nice! I'm not really into lifestyle books - my field of research is usually fiction, specially fantasy and sci-fi - but I have been really wanting to read the really popular books about Scandinavian Lifestyles! Specially Hygge! I'd say they have amazing comfy tips for lifestyle in Autumn and winter!

    Wishing you all the best,
    Randomlydi

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  14. I am the same with reading, my 2018 resolution was to finish a book every second month,hahah:)
    Definitely gonna check out some of your recommendations especially the Anxiety Solution. I got really bad anxiety when I moved out, hope the book will have some tips;)

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      x Lisa

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  15. Great recommendations! I'm an avid reader - need to check out Sincero, thanks!
    Happy Monday, babe!
    xoxo, Vanessa
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  16. You look amazing doll. Love this look on you. Great styling as always!!!!!
    Have a great week!
    Much love, Len
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  17. Oooh, I've read "You are a Badass" before, and it's funny and motivational at the same time. I'll definitely be adding the rest to my list Xx

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  18. You got some amazing books here, love the last one and the anxiety one as well as I still face challenging anxiety attacks every now and then but I am working on it Thanks babe for the reviews I will definitely have a look at these titles xoxo Cris
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  19. Never read any of these but I'm so curious about them now xx

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  20. I've seen so many recommendations for the "you are a badass" book! Definitely need to give it a read!
    Chloe X http://chloelxuise.com

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  21. I hope one of these is at my library! I'd love to read them! Great post babe!

    x Nicole
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  22. The Universe Has Your Back sounds like such a good read and I can totally relate to what you mean about taking this type of book (along with The Secret) with a pinch of salt. I'll give it a go!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

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  23. Love this post

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  24. Thanks for sharing this books with us!
    XX

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  25. Ooooh I love these picks Hun - such gorgeous photos too! Beautiful post as always :)

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  26. Amazing post! btw You have one of the post organized and beautiful blogs I have ever seen :)

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      x Lisa

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  27. These all sound amazing
    xo
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  28. I love anything that Gabby Bernstein publishes, loved The Universe Has Your Back.

    Paula | Thirteen Thoughts

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  29. I love to read, I read maybe 10 books per month, so I need some inspo, thank you so much !!

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  30. Antes leía mucho... y me encanta hacerlo!! me apasiona meterme en la historia de un libro... pero últimamente por falta de tiempo no lo hago, se que tengo que retomarlo!!

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  31. Reading one book a month is such a good goal to have! I don't read nearly as much as I want to but I've been trying! Great book suggestions - love The Universe Has Your Back by Danielle Bernstein!!
    xo, allie
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  32. great picks, I can't wait to read The Universe has your back by Gabrielle B. I've hear great things about this book. Thanks for sharing,
    Sonia
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  33. I have been saying for over a year now that I want to get back into reading and yet I still keep procrastinating it. I think I need to bite the bullet and pick up a couple of books. x

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  34. Hi! This is a first time on your blog and I'm totally loving it here. I've stopped reading books like these when I went to college. This post made me want to take this challenge and somehow bring back the bookworm in me. I'd love to check the "You are a Badass". It seems interesting! :)

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
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  35. I had the exact same goal for 2018, one book a month. I love this too, and am adding You're a Badass to my list on goodreads.

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  36. Great picks dear. "You are a badass" sounds like a really cool book. I'd love to check this out. Thanks for sharing!

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  37. I need to update my reading list and lifestyle books have been my fave lately. I haven't heard of any of the books you mentioned so I have to look into all of them.
    ❤︎

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  38. Thank you for recommending The Anxiety Solution. I've struggled with anxiety for a long time as well. I'm glad that this book helped you.


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  39. You Are A Badass sounds so fun! Totally a read I'd enjoy I think. Reading a book per month is quite a challenge, so well done for keeping it up as best you can!

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  40. Wow what a fab list of books! I think Xenia was reading the first book on yoru list and everyone has said so many amazing things about it. Also my best friend is obsessed with Lean in so I better get reading now!

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  41. Thanks for the tips! <3

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  42. I'm definitely going to have to add these to my list. My all time favorite book right now is Girl Wash Your Face. It's such a good read and such a life changing book. Literally any 20-something-year-old should read it!

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  43. I need to read more too! I have had ‘you are a badass’ on my list for like twin years now! I need to finally read it!!
    Thanks for the other recs!

    Xo, Steph
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  44. Oooh, thanks for the ideas - I haven't heard of any of them!
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Rosanna x
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  45. Hi Lisa, thanks for visiting my blog. :) This a good selection. I have The Universe Has Your Back and like it. If you're interested in the Law of Attraction type books, a couple I'd recommend are The Power of Intention by Wayne Dyer and The Map by Boni Lonnsburry. A general lifestyle one that I've had for about 10 years is Lifestyle Essentials by Lisa B.

    I've never heard of The anxiety solution. I have anxiety, so I'll definitely check that out. Thanks for the recommendation. :)

    Zania
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      x Lisa

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  46. Been on the hunt for good books to read so I will definitely look into these, thanks for sharing! :)

    x
    StephC

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  47. I love reading, and these books sound great. Thank you for the reading recommendations.

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      x Lisa

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  48. I'm currently reading YOU ARE A BADASS. I've enjoyed it so far, definitely gets you thinking as you read. I would recommend as well! I would like to pick up THE UNIVERSE HAS YOUR BACK. I like books that are more on the positive side with kicking out all the negative energy. I've read THE SECRET years ago so I feel like I would enjoy this too. Thanks for the recommendations!

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  49. Thanks for sharing your recommendations! :) I have been trying to make more time for reading this year but there's no way I could read a book a month!

    Hope that you are having an awesome weekend so far :)

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  50. I've been trying to find some lifestyle books to pick up! I really like the books with a positive mantra, like The universe has your back, Lean in, and You are a badass. The closest I've read was Polish Your Poise with Madame Chic - it was a good read~ Thanks for sharing!

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  51. they seem interesting! Definitely need to check them out!
    xx
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  52. All those books sound super interesting, lovely and insightful. Already have a couple of them on my list to read. Thank you!
    xx Ama

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  53. I love books like that and ran out of ideas so this post is perfect! Definitely going to read one or two Xx

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  54. Such a good post! Reading has always been a love of mine and You are a Badass is one I recommend to everyone! You have added a few more to my reading list though!

    Sian xx
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  55. I love these!!! I really need to get back into reading and these all sound great! Thanks for sharing!!

    -Caitlin

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  56. I've been reading a lot of fiction this year. I was also aiming to read one book per month but think I've failed.

    I'm also working to get off my anxiety medicine so I will definitely purchase The Anxiety Solution if it helped you.

    Lauren xx - bylaurenjane

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  57. OMG you have a beautiful gallery !! 😍😍

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  58. Yes,
    Lifestyle books are such a fun read, so compelling and visual!
    great share sweet friend!
    xoxo, Elle
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  59. Such a good post!
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  60. Practice makes perfect and the more you get familiar with your bodies strengths and weaknesses the better you will be at playing up the positives. this

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Thank you! xx