Book Recommendations for 2020

I really love when i find a new book that becomes a longtime favorite. Over the years I’ve collected a small handful of books that i definitely recommend picking up so i thought it’d be a great idea to share with you guys! Hope you find one that you think you’d love . . .

What She Left Behind by Ellen Marie Wiseman

This is one of those books where two people are going back and forth each chapter telling their story. One woman tells her story in the 1920’s while another girl tells her’s more present day. It’s a mysterious read that i really couldn’t put down the first time i read it. I couldn’t wait to find out how these two completely different stories could possibly come together in the end.

Reshaping It All by Candace Cameron Bure

I loved this book. If you don’t know, Candace is DJ from the show Full House. Growing up i watched all of the Full House re-runs on tv and really admired her for being a strong Christian in Hollywood. Her book goes through her story of struggling with body image as a young tv actress. She tells us all about how putting her faith as her main focus in life helped her to deal with these struggles she faced as a young adult. She has recipes and advice for readers at the end of each chapter as well as quotes or Bible verses that she tied in as well.

The Woman I Wanted To Be by Diane Von Furstenberg

Wow i loved this book. I read it in high school when my English teacher told us to pick a book to read over Christmas break and honestly once i started reading, i was obsessed. She tells you all about her life from her young years all the way into adulthood and the amount of stories and twists that she tells keeps you so engaged the entire time. Of course a book with pictures gets bonus points from me especially if it’s a woman who’s in the center of the fashion world. We get to see pictures of her through the years in all kinds of outfits and with all different people. If you love fashion and would want to learn more about how Diane Von Furstenberg got to where she is now i 100% suggest this read.

I’ll Drink To That by Betty Halbreich

This was a fun book to read. Betty was a personal shopper for almost fourty years at Bergdorf Goodman and tells us all kinds of stories that she collected through the years from working with so many different people. She talks about her struggle with clients as well as the relationships she made with some. Again, if you’re into fashion or interested in the career as a personal shopper this is a solid choice for you.

Multiply by Francis Chan

This was a book that i read in the summer and every time i picked it up, i didn’t want to put it down. I read this book with a pen in hand so that i could underline and annotate anything i found interesting. I usually don’t annotate when reading a book for fun but this one had a lot of good tips and information in it about being Godly disciples that i wanted to remember. It talks about the Church, being a part of your church, being disciples for God, and so much more that was very motivating to learn.

Fashion Climbing by Bill Cunningham

I just read this book this fall and it was such a fun read. He talks all about how he got into his career in the fashion world as well as all of his struggles and lessons he learned throughout his journey. He talks about his travels, his family’s attitude towards his career choice of fashion, and so many more stories that were fun to read about.

Contagious by Jonah Berger

I haven’t finished this one yet but at the moment I’m halfway through and i really enjoy it. It talks about how things catch on either in social media or just a business idea that someone comes up with. The author talks about past ideas that have turned into such big companies or popular products so it’s been interesting so far to hear the background of what made those specific ideas catch on and take off in the world so well.

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