Curious Reads

5 Books I’m Reading this Fall

Ahhh! Fall is among us. Although the official date isn’t until September 22, the start of school is always the start of fall for me. And with this season comes the time to revamp my To Be Read List. Thus far, I’ve read at little over 20 books. I am super proud of this because I haven’t read this many books in a really long time. And I’m determined to keep  going.

My mentor Dr. Stacia Pierce always says to read in the direction of your goals and right now I am focused on a few areas. They include:

  • Career
  • Personal Growth
  • Love and Relationships
  • Finance

Additionally, I do believe you should read for fun too. A good story always does an imagination good, so throw some fun reads on your list.

Here are a FEW tips for constructing your fall reading list:

  1. What are your current goals? Evaluate your goals and then determine the subjects you need to be reading about.
  2. For ideas on what to read check out reading suggestions on Amazon, Good Reads, or Pinterest on your selected subjects.
  3. Select your reads.
  4. Start reading and record your takeaways in a journal.

I’ve created a document where you can record your reading list for the fall. Download it here. fall-reading-list

Here are 5 of the books that I will be reading this fall. I plan on reading more but I wanted to share my top 5.

On Writing Well by William Zinsser


Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill


Skip the Party Start a Business by Ariana Pierce


The Sacred Search by Gary Thomas


The Career Code: Must-Know Rules for a Strategic, Stylish, and Self-Made Career by Hilary Kerr and Katherine Power















What’s on your reading list? Have a great book you’d like to recommend? Please don’t hesitate to share in the comments below.

Curious Life

Fun Things to Do this Fall


Ahhh!! Fall is officially here. It is my favorite season of the year. I love the smell of the great outdoors, watching the leaves turn colors and feeling the crunch of them under my feet, and best of all the weather. For the past four years I have been living in Orlando and unfortunately I don’t get to experience the great changes in weather that my Northern family and friends experience. However, that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy some fall fun.  Here are some fun fall things you can do for the fall season.

Go to a Fall Festival- As a fall is a great time to get outdoors, you are sure to find festivals of all kinds. I would say mostly throughout September and October.

Attend a Fall Football Game and Tailgate- Everyone loves the great American sport of football and even if you don’t you can enjoy the tailgate festivities.

Cook a new Recipe-Stews, soups, chili…I could go on. There are some great comfort foods you can learn to cook. I plan on trying a few new hearty soups. Here are some ideas I found on Pinterest. Fall Recipes

Volunteer-Fall is great time to give back, especially with Thanksgiving coming up. Find somewhere you can volunteer your time helping to make someone else’s life better.

Go to a Haunted House-Halloween is next month so you have plenty of time to find a place that will scare the pants off you.

Find a Corn Maze if you’re not into being Spooked- While there are some scary corn mazes, there are some mild ones. This is one of my favorite activities to do in the fall. Unfortunately, since I’ve been in Florida I haven’t been to one. I believe that this is the year for me to go.

Go Shopping-Fall is a great time to stock up on necessities. It is also a great time to add some nice trendy pieces to your wardrobe.

Drink Apple Cider-Make it hot and add some caramel to it. Yummy! Check out the recipe here.

Eat Cider Donuts-This goes great with some apple cider.

Visit the Cider Mill- You can get the above items at this wonderful emporium that is the very essence of fall. Find one and go.

Go on a Hike-You need a way to work off those all those cider donuts. Fall is a beautiful time to get outside. Find a trail and take a hike.

Curious Life

Labor Day Weekend Activities for Curious People

The last official 3-day weekend of the year is among us once again. There are so many ways that you can spend it. I for one will be spending my part of my weekend working. No fretting here though, i like making extra money. However, like most of corporate America I will have the day off on Monday. Yay!! So what’s a girl to do. I plan on be spending part of my day doing a little bike riding, journaling, and relaxing in the company of friends. Not sure on how to spend the day? Here are some ideas below:

Learn Something New-Ever select the “Feeling Lucky” button on the Google Search engine? Try it out.

Read a Book-pick something you can finish in a long weekend. Pick a good audiobook with a fantastic narrator, you will surely be entertained

Go Outside- Visit a new park, take a neighborhood stroll, ride a bike, it’s a great time to enjoy nature

Plan Your fall Activities-Fall is here, a great time to plan all those little fun activities you look forward to every year. I will be planning a vacation for October.

Host a BBQ Potluck- A classic Labor Day activity.

Try a new Recipe and invite friends over to try it

Craft a Vision Board-What do you visualize for your life? Post it up using pictures and words on a foam board.

Have a Picnic in the Park-Pack a good picnic basket full of good eats and bring your lawn blanket and chairs. Try an evening picnic and watch the sunset.

Have a Game Night-Spades tournament anyone?

Movie Marathon-Make a theme out of it. Maybe just watch movies from the 1980s

Learn a History Lesson-It may be a good time to find out why we celebrate Labor Day

Try a New Place-A good time to try that new restaurant on your list

Go Shopping-America’s favorite pastime. Stay within your budget though.

Home Improvement Project-What project on your list could you complete in a weekend? Select one and get it done

I’m sure there are many other that you can do but these are ones that came to mind for me.  I hope you find something on the list that you can do if you haven’t come up with a plan for yourself.