Book of the Month | January

I’ve been reflecting the past few days on what I might like to try to do in the new year. Last year I made some positive changes in my life that I had been meaning to do for a while (exercise more, eat healthier, practice more self care, etc.), so not much was coming to mind at first. Then I remembered a goal that I’ve been hoping to try and achieve since I was in high school: read more!

So, in an effort to encourage myself to accomplish this goal, I’ve decided that I will read one book per month this year. At the beginning of the month I will post about what book I’ve chosen and why, and at the end of the month I will write about my thoughts on the book (and whether or not I was able to finish it). I would love it if this turned into somewhat of a book club, where you guys can read along with me and share your thoughts on the book, and also give me suggestions for books you think I should read! This year I am finishing my last two semesters of college, which means I might not have all the time in the world to be reading for fun. Still, I’ve always loved reading, so I think I can do it!

Seeing as we are already a little ways into January, and I haven’t read in a while, I’m going to choose a book that I’ve actually already started reading in order to give myself an easy start. That book is A New Model by Ashley Graham. I really admire Ashley’s confidence and attitude regarding her body and the body positivity movement, so I wanted to read about her life experiences and possibly gain some inspiration from her. So far I have really been enjoying the book (I’m almost halfway through it), and at the end of this month I’ll write more about my thoughts on the entire thing.

Let me know if you will be reading along with me, or if you’ve already read this book and what you thought!

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