As one would guess, our group of women at midlife is filled with avid readers. I decided to take a moment to ask them to share some of their favorite books with me. Here is some of what they shared.
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Paula of Big Green Pen shared her experience after reading The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. The mindset that this incredible team had on their Olympic journey left her with a lot to think about.
Dr. Aletha Cress Oglesby discusses A Natural Woman – Carole King’s memoir on her site, Watercress Words. Dr. Aletha discusses her awe at how King managed to live a normal and successful life despite experiencing a series of traumatic experiences that started during her childhood.
Join Ali Davies as she walks us through the six keys to happiness that Emma Seppala, PH.D shares with us in The Happiness Track – How to Apply the Science of Happiness to Accelerate your Success. These keys range from ‘be good to yourself,’ to ‘show compassion to others’.
Kathy of SmartLiving365 has reviewed Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic for us. In her post she shares ten powerful messages related to creativity and life that she walked away with after reading this book.
Astra of The Dustbunny Chronicles talks about Dear Me: A Letter to My 16-year-old Self. An incredible book where seventy-five celebrities, writers, musicians, athletes, and actors have written letters to their younger selves offering comfort, wisdom, advice and love. She finds herself moved enough to write a letter to her 16-year-old self.
I’m stopping here – but only temporarily. Honestly, I received so many incredible recommendations that I have decided to turn into a series of posts. I’ll share in several installments throughout the coming weeks.
I hope you enjoy these posts from the incredible bloggers of our community. If you’ve written a book review and would like to share with our readers, feel free to contact me via email and we can discuss the possibility of including you in one of my next reading round-up posts.