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Back to Learning Series: Fall Into Reading

The kids went back to school this week here in Orlando. The start of school mean quite a few things around here, more traffic, fall sports, fundraisers, homework and assigned reading. Ahhh…I just got nostalgia there for a moment. One of my favorite subjects in school was English. This was due to all of the reading we were going to embark upon that school year. I’ve always been an avid reader. I even remember the very first book I checked out at the library.

My very first book I ever checked out at the Library. It was a great read too!
The very first book I ever checked out at the Library. It was a great read too!

Every season, I make a list of books that I plan on tackling. I find reading to be beneficial and somewhat magical. It increases my knowledge and a good story allows me to explore other worlds. I read for growth, for fun, and to make me more interesting (hey,it gives me new things to talk about). As the fall season embarks upon us, I created a new reading list for myself. Here is what I plan on reading below:

  1. Me 2.0 by Dan Schawbel
  2. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  3. Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
  4. On My Own Two Feet by Manisha Thakor
  5. It’s Not How You Look It’s What You See by Lisa Bevere
  6. I Am That Girl by Alexis Jones and Sophia Bush
  7. Veronica Mars: The Thousand Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas
  8. Outwitting the Devil by Napoleon Hill
  9. 13 Things Mentally Tough People Don’t Do by Amy Morin
  10. I Know How She Does It by Laura Vanderkam
  11. The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp
  12. Bossypants by Tina Fey
  13. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  14. A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life by Brian Grazer
  15. The Sisters are Alright by Tamara Winfrey Harris

Do you have a list of books you’ll be reading? I implore you to make a list for yourself. Why?

Reading is Fun

Reading Motivates You

Reading Makes you Smarter

Reading Opens you up to Opportunities

Reading Makes you Cultured

Reading Makes you Well-Rounded

Reading Helps you Solve Problems

I could go on and on. So where does one start when making a list. For me, I always read in the direction I want my life to go in and I throw in some fun reads to add some variety. I also look at various reading lists. Recently looked at some reading challenges that I plan on trying in the next year. If you don’t know where to start, you can start there. I’ve created some Pinterest boards that can help you in creating your own list. You can follow them here…https://www.pinterest.com/raginasmith/the-curious-gal-blog-reading-lists/ and https://www.pinterest.com/raginasmith/the-curious-gal-blog-reading-challenges/

I hope this encourages you to make a list for yourself. I’ll be reporting my readings here on the The Curious Gal Blog. Stay tuned.

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