New year and I've set my reading targets pretty high for someone who like to get home from work and switch her brain off with Keeping up with the Kardashians (don't judge me!)
50 books in 2015 - that doesn't seem too bad, does it?
To kick it off, I started reading #GIRLBOSS by Nasty Gal CEO, Sophia Amoruso on a lark, a week before I return to work from a 3 week vacay, and I'm so glad I did, because it's super inspiring, and put me in a great kick ass mood.
I kept my Goodreads review short and sweet, let me know if you've read it, or are about to read it and what you thought!
#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I'm not someone who often enjoys reading autobiographies. For example, I adore Tina Fey, but only managed to get through 3/4s of BossyPants
I went into this book with skepticism because I noticed it had popped up in my Instagram newsfeed a lot - usually by fashion bloggers, the chic 20 somethings that frequently instagrammed inspirational quotes like "Be Yourself, everyone else is already taken."
Yes, this has those instagrammable quotes. Yes, this is targeted heavily towards millennial girls, with illustrations that can easily be shared on social media.
But it's also wise in many ways; each example Sophia Amoruso gives of her life, is used as an anecdote to teach #GIRLBOSSes (as she so cleverly uses hashtags to easily have readers use it on various social media.)
The book contained tips on cover letter writing, resume writing and interviews - pretty basic, but valuable advice, especially for those entering the job market - and told in a relatable way that is less dry than reading wikihows.
It also contains lots of inspirational quotes from leaders, and accounts from other women in the industry (fashion or otherwise) who have accomplished their dreams.
All in all a good, quick read for a weekend, especially to gear you up for the work week!
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