5 Books I Want to Read Before Quarantine is Over

Hey guys, happy Monday!

I have a feeling that all this quarantine stuff is slowly but surely coming to end. Here in New York, our ‘stay at home’ order recently got extended to June 6th from May 30th that I believe it originally was.

I know that it seems like a contradiction because our date just got push back and call me overly-optimistic, but it’s just a feeling I’m having.

So, because of this, there are a few things that I’ve been meaning to do before all of this is over and we’re forced to go back to our normal day-to-day routines; one of those things being getting back on top of my reading.

I’ve been slacking a lot recently since I’ve been so focused on the blog, my YT channel, my IG content and now, TikTok haha. It’s not necessarily a bad thing since I have been working and staying on top of everything, but reading has always been just as important to me as all the other things I mentioned and it’s something I really need to get back to.

After all, it is what started my whole love for writing and being creative in the first place, so where would I be without it?

Because of this, I wanted to share with you guys 5 particular books that I’m really excited about hopefully reading before quarantine is officially over. I figure that I share this because I know that I have a ton of followers who are fellow bookworms and who knows, you/they might be interested in reading some of these as well.

So without further adieu…..

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*In no particular order*

  1. How to Win Friends & Influence People by: Dale Carnegie

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An influencer friend of mine actually recommended this book to me. I took her class all about social media, the ins and outs, how to gain a following, create content, etc. and she suggested I read this book because it’s really inspirational and teaches you all but being successful, how to work with people and basically leave your mark on audiences. I’m really excited about reading this one and really hope that it ends up teaching me a lot.

2.  Incomparable by: Nikki & Brie Bella

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If you guys didn’t know, I absolutely LOVE these ladies. I loved watching them wrestle, loved watching them on Total Divas and love watching them now on Total Bellas. They are such strong, empowering and inspirational women. So, when I heard and saw that they came out with a memoir, I was so unbelievably excited. I’ve seen bits and pieces of their stories being shown throughout the TV show, but obviously being able to read something like this is SO different and a lot more raw. It literally just came out and I ordered my copy, so I can’t wait for it to come in so I can finally start it! 😀

3. Crystals: The Modern Guide to Crystal Healing by: Yulia Van Doren Goldirocks 

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If you guys happened to see my YT video about my 2020 vision board (if you haven’t, I will leave it linked here), there was a part in my ‘personal’ goals where I mentioned that I want to learn more about spirituality, and part of that would be to learn about crystals and all of its different types of healing powers. So, I found and got this book that’s supposed to be a very basic guide for all that; breaking down all of the different types of crystals, what they do, how to use and care for them, etc. It’s a starting point and then in the future I could always look for and buy more complex books about it if anything.

4. Visual Reference Guides Mythology by: Philip Wilkinson & Neil Philip 

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This is something that I thought was really cool because it has a ton of like Greek mythology stories and other cultures’ mythology within it as well. I’ve always had an interest in things like this, so I’m really excited to be able to finally read it especially since I’ve kind of had this book for a WHILE.

5. Anything Can Be Healed by: Martin Brofman

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This one sort of goes hand in hand with the crystal healing book because it’s about spirituality and doing things to heal the body naturally. It teaches about utilizing the chakra system as a body/mind interface for effective energetic healing. I’m really excited about being able to learn about this and tap into the deeper things like this of the mind and body.

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I hope that you guys enjoyed this post and possibly got some new book recommendations out of it.

These books are all definitely different from the normal types of books I tend to read, but I’m trying to expand on the things I read and learn about. Plus they all do peak my interests, it’ll just kind of be like watering a plant and watching my interests on these things/topics grow.

Let me know if after each book you guys would want me to do a review on it or something and I will definitely be sure to do that for you! 🙂

Please remember to like this post if you enjoyed it and follow my blog if you haven’t already, and I’ll see you guys in the next one!

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PS: This is my official 100th blog post!! How crazy and cool haha. I just thought it was fun and worth mentioning.

-Xoxo, LeoGirl ❤

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Reading List For 2019

*This one is for my fellow book lovers! ❤ *

A new year, a new list of books to try reading before the end of this year.

Last year I had made it a goal of mine to try and read 30 books before the end of 2018, unfortunately with everything that was going on in my life, I wasn’t able to complete/achieve that goal and I had sort of put any sort of reading in the back burner.

I LOVE reading and getting to buy new books, but I suppose that just goes to show how much crap I was going through at the time that distracted me from actually doing the reading.

HOWEVER, I would really like to try and get back to it because I have a TON of books backed up since last year that I really need to get to and am excited to read.

With that being said, I am making it a goal of mine (again), that by the end of 2019, I will have read (and documented that I did so) 30 books or more.  We’re still in January, and I’ve got plenty of time, so I really think I can accomplish this goal if I start ASAP.

So, because of this goal, I wanted to share with you guys a few of the books that were on my reading list at the moment, which is the main purpose of this post today.

Let’s make a challenge out of it, if you’re interested, do what I’m trying to do, and by the end of the year or even throughout the year, tag me in all of the books you end up reading. I’d LOVE to hear from you guys about it, and who knows, we’ll probably even end up recommending a few to to each other along the way to make the list grow longer/faster! 🙂

Scroll down to see the list of all the books I plan on reading throughout the year thus far….

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In no particular order:

  1. Through The Looking Glass And What Alice Found There, by: Lewis Carroll
  2. Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, by: J.K. Rowling
  3. Unrivaled, by: Alyson Noel
  4. Stay With Me, by: Mile Gray
  5. Every Breath, by: Nicholas Sparks
  6. You Are A Badass Everyday, by: Jen Sincero
  7. The Little Book of Writer’s Wisdom, by: Steven D. Price
  8. Inspiration And Motivation For Writers, by: Chloe Henderson
  9. A Christmas Carol, by: Charles Dickens
  10. Hocus Pocus & The All-New Sequel, by: A.W. Jantha
  11. Written In The Stars: Constellations, Facts and Folklore, by: Alison Davies
  12. Spirit Healing: How To Make Your Life Work, by: Mary Dean Atwood
  13. Be Your Own Astrologer: Unlock The Secrets Of The Signs & Planets, by: Joanna Watters
  14. The Summer List, by: Amy Mason Doan
  15. The Girl You Thought I Was, by: Rebecca Phillips
  16. The Super-villian And Me, by: Danielle Banas
  17. The Dutch Wife, by: Ellen Keith
  18. Sadie, by: Courtney Summers
  19. The Dream Sourcebook,: A Guide To The Theory And Interpretation Of Dreams by: Phyllis Koch-Sheras, PH.D. & Amy Lemley
  20. The Kiss Quotient, by: Helen Hoang
  21. Mindfulness: A Practical Guide, by: Tessa Watt
  22. Blog Inc., by: Joy Deangdeelert Cho
  23. The Little Book oF Answers, by: Doug Lennox
  24. The Four Agreements, by: Don Miguel Ruiz

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Well guys, at the moment, those are all of the books that I have lined up to read throughout this year, and I’m sure that at some point or another, I’m going to attempt to add a ton more to it (I CANNOT be trusted in Barnes & Noble alone haha).

I hope you guys enjoyed this post and that you end up accepting my little challenge and keeping me updated throughout the next few months of where you’re at with your reading. I’d love to hear from you guys about this! 😀

Please like, share, follow and comment and I’ll see you guys in my next post!

-Xoxo, LeoGirl ❤

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Top 5 Favorite Motivational Books

Hi Guys!

If you didn’t know, I’m a HUGE reader. 9 times out of 10, if I have any free time and I’m either not at work, the gym or working on my blog, I probably have a book in my hand. And lately, I’ve been REALLY into books that are like the motivational/inspirational kind you know? So I figure I write a little post detailing the ones in my collection recently that I’ve absolutely been loving.

So, in no particular order, let’s get started!

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  1. You Are A Badass; How To Stop Doubting Your Greatness And Start Living An Awesome Life. By: Jen Sincero

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This is actually SUCH a great book. I just recently finished it, and I honestly did not want to put it down. It’s not complex at all, it’s actually really light-hearted and funny, but the main points being made throughout it are super clear. Ultimately, it’s one entire book filled with stories, advice, and exercises to try on your own in order to help you understand why you are the way that you are, change the things in your life you don’t like or aren’t happy with and create a life for yourself that you completely love. 100% recommend to anyone that may be feeling like they’re at a bit of a stand-still with their life.

Click here to purchase it on Amazon or here on the Barnes & Noble website.

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

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Now this book….this book right here is a fucking gem. It’s a pretty popular book at the moment, and has been for a while. This is another one of those books that’s super light-hearted, but at the same time it’s amazingly raw and inspirational. It’s pretty much taking everything that most inspirational books will tell you like the whole ‘when life gives you lemons, make lemonade’ motto, and saying fuck that. Mark Manson goes into detail without at all sugar-coating anything, that sometimes shit happens and you just kind of have to learn from it and move on. He talks about learning to accept each and every one of your flaws and learning to make something out of them all. It’s so raw, vulgar, and overall an amazing MUST read lol.

Click here to get the hard cover or paperback version on Amazon, or here to get it at Barnes & Noble.

3. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom. By: Don Miguel Ruiz

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This is a great book for inspiration and helping to put things into perspective in your life. This little book is almost completely based off of Toltec wisdom, and it teaches about these 4 agreements that help to ensure you’re living your life to be able to experience love, freedom and true happiness. If you’re not much of a HUGE book reader, but are still looking for some reading inspiration, this book might be perfect for you because it’s tiny and gets right to the point of things.

Click here to purchase it at Barnes & Noble or here on Amazon.

4. Mindfulness: A Practical Guide. By: Tessa Watt.

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If you’re anything like me, then every so often you need to read books like this, because they pretty much remind me to slow down and really enjoy/live in the moment, which I tend not to do very much, as much as I may want to. This book is all about being mindful. It gives tips and exercises for you the reader to try on your own and bring in to play in your day to day routines. There’s breathing tips, meditating tips if you’re into that, etc., and it just overall tries to help you be more open and mindful of the things in your life and around you that you might not typically be aware of. Another short, but very helpful and inspirational book I would say and recommend.

Click here to purchase the book at Barnes & Noble.

5. 50 Things That Really Matter. By: Hallmark, Rodale Inc.

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This is a REALLY good and cute little book, because it really puts everything into perspective, for me anyway. You have so many people around the world that always tend to fixate on the dumbest little things, but does any of that REALLY matter? This book really breaks it down and not only names, but describes in detail, 50 realistic things in life that may seem minor, but SHOULD really matter to a person. As they say, it’s the little things in life, you know?

Unfortunately, I don’t remember where or how I bought this book, and have been looking all over the place online for a legit site to be able to link for you guys to be able to purchase this from, and all that’s coming up is Ebay. So if anyone else happens to look it up and finds it, please let me know and I’ll link it, unless you guys trust Ebay, then that’s totally fine too.

What are some of your guys’ favorite books to read when you’re looking for some extra motivation? I’d love to hear it in the comments below and get some book recommendations from you guys! 🙂

-Xoxo, LeoGirl ❤


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