If only there was more time in the day to read… when we do have a chance to unwind with a book it’s heaven! We aren’t the type to read one book at a time, we love having the variety of books depending on the days mood. Typically our nightstand has a mix; light fiction, thrillers you can’t put down till 3am
, and non-fiction brain mostly power/self improvement book. Here’s our current mix, all reviews by www.goodreads.com
“The Couple Next Door” by Shari Lapena was one of those reads we blew threw in days. “A domestic suspense debut about a young couple and their apparently friendly neighbors--a twisty, roller coaster ride of lies, betrayal, and the secrets between husbands and wives. . .”
“Glass Houses” by Louise Penny “In Glass Houses, her latest utterly gripping book, number-one New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny shatters the conventions of the crime novel to explore what Gandhi called the court of conscience. A court that supersedes all others.”
“The Myth of a Nice Girl” by Fran Hauser “A candid guide for ambitious women who want to succeed without losing themselves in the process. Fran Hauser deconstructs the negative perception of "niceness" that many women struggle with in the business world. If women are nice, they are seen as weak and ineffective, but if they are tough, they are labeled a bitch.”
“Girl Wash Your Face” by Rachel Hollis “With wry wit and hard-earned wisdom, popular online personality and founder of TheChicSite.com founder Rachel Hollis helps readers break free from the lies keeping them from the joy-filled and exuberant life they are meant to have.”
“Crazy Rich Asians” by Kevin Kwan “Outrageously funny debut novel about three super-rich, pedigreed Chinese families and the gossip, backbiting, and scheming that occurs when the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia brings home his ABC (American-born Chinese) girlfriend to the wedding of the season.”
“All The Missing Girls” by Megan Miranda “Like the spellbinding psychological suspense in The Girl on the Train and Luckiest Girl Alive, Megan Miranda’s novel is a nail-biting, breathtaking story about the disappearances of two young women—a decade apart—told in reverse.”
Send us your must have summer reads because there’s nothing better than a great book recommendation. With summer officially here cheers to pool time with a good book!
Women Crush Wednesday Recap
Our #WomenCrushWednesday feature is going strong and still our favorite day of the week when we highlight a female who embodies our core values of strength, entrepreneurship, community and an active lifestyle. Check out our posts here each Wednesday for the next entrepreneur featured. Here are the women we highlighted in June:
: trust us you need to know this fabulous women! She pushes you both on and off the bike. Her passion and energy are contagious and it’s the best way to start your day! Come ride and dance with her at SoulCycle
in the Bay Area. Our favorite part of a Heather class is when you think you have nothing left and she screams out “YES YOU CAN!” and she’s right there’s always more in your tank! If you are in the Bay Area check out her class schedule and ride with Heather.
Meghan Brazier: a lifestyle blogger who developed a passion for clean living after going through infertility struggles and IVF. After a 10 year teaching career and three children, she couldn’t imagine going back to the classroom where she had no flexibility to be home with her children. She has now married her passion of clean living with her desire for an entrepreneurial opportunity so she could work her own hours and stay at home with her children. Meghan now loves helping other like-minded woman become entrepreneurs so they can live the lifestyle they desire with financial and time freedom. She’s a true friend and her commitment to advocating better beauty laws is contagious!
Megen DiSanto: an amazing mom and entrepreneur who took her passion/love for chic and rustic wedding details and launched Sequins and Lace Design. With a few leftover floral hangers, some super-duper gold vinyl adhesive and the beauty of Etsy, she launched her business all while managing her day job as Director of Marketing at an architecture firm. Megen worked for Womanista (a start-up women's digital lifestyle brand) helping build their brand for 2 years. Today Sequins and Lace Design has evolved to include some wonderful partners including https://manofattoshop.com/ and http://www.aliceinivory.com/ as well as more baby items, of course!
: We love to highlight women who inspire with their authenticity and Christine Tusher does that everyday! She’s a freelance writer, editor and content creator in the SF Bay Area. Check out her personal passion @culturekitty
for all things fashion, food and fitness.