Friday Reads | Finding Myself

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Recently I have been going through a lot of things in my personal life. It been kind of hard on me because I thought I was in a good place and was happy. With all of the stuff going on it has been causing me to question everything. The biggest thing being myself and what I want and need from life. I am confused about everything and have decided to go to books to search for answers and to help guide me. A friend suggested that I should pick up Carry On, Warrior: The Power of Embracing Your Messy, Beautiful Life by Glennon Doyla Melton. I am not very far into it yet because I have been trying to take my time with it and really absorb all that it is saying. I have to admit it has already made me cry and I can relate to the author a lot. I think acceptance is important and it is something I am trying really hard to work on. Along with the non-fiction route of self-help I have trying to dig deeper and read more philosophical and meaningful fiction. I feel like there are so many pieces of literature that are referenced and like a staple of the book community that I have not read before. I have always used books to escape life so I’ve always been drawn to lighter fiction and fantasy. But I think if I want to be the princess that doesn’t need someone to save her, I need to keep educating myself and filling myself with knowledge. I decided to start small and picked up Anthem by Ayn Rand.  Have you read either of these books? What are your thoughts? I would love more recommendations of what people think I should read or would be good for me! 

 

What are you reading this weekend?

 

Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps by Kelly Williams Brown | Book Review

15791144ADULTING: HOW TO BECOME A GROWN-UP IN 468 EASY(ISH) STEPS BY KELLY WILLIAMS BROWN

Genre: Non-Fiction, Humor, Self-Help

“Remember that, for better or for worse, you are in control of your physical self and surroundings”
― Kelly Williams Brown, Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps

Synopsis:
If you graduated from college but still feel like a student . . . if you wear a business suit to job interviews but pajamas to the grocery store . . . if you have your own apartment but no idea how to cook or clean . . . it’s OK. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
Just because you don’t feel like an adult doesn’t mean you can’t act like one. And it all begins with this funny, wise, and useful book. Based on Kelly Williams Brown’s popular blog, ADULTING makes the scary, confusing “real world” approachable, manageable-and even conquerable. This guide will help you to navigate the stormy Sea of Adulthood so that you may find safe harbor in Not Running Out of Toilet Paper Bay, and along the way you will learn:

What to check for when renting a new apartment-Not just the nearby bars, but the faucets and stove, among other things.
When a busy person can find time to learn more about the world- It involves the intersection of NPR and hair-straightening.
How to avoid hooking up with anyone in your office — Imagine your coworkers having plastic, featureless doll crotches. It helps.
The secret to finding a mechanic you love-Or, more realistically, one that will not rob you blind.
From breaking up with frenemies to fixing your toilet, this way fun comprehensive handbook is the answer for aspiring grown-ups of all ages.

Goodreads | Amazon

review

Being at the age of just graduating college and trying to join the adult world, everything doesn’t seem to be as easy as it looks. There are so many new things that one must do and learn when entering the “real world”. Brown adds humor to this real and important information that one must learn and deal with. Of course some things in this book are common knowledge and seem silly, but she presents a lot of excellent information.

Kelly Williams Brown touches on all areas one might need to know about and take into consideration when one tries to enter the world of being an adult. She had me laughing throughout the whole book, while still being incredibly useful!

“A big part of being a well-adjusted person is accepting that you can’t be good at everything.”
― Kelly Williams Brown, Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps

Brown understands what crosses the mind of every 20 something trying to find and navigate their way around the adult world. It seemed like everything I was confused about or questioning was touched on in this book. It made me feel like I am not alone and made the information accessible and relatable! She adds just enough sass and sweet making you feel like you are talking to a friend for advice! This book provides helpful information on a plethora of topics regarding entering adulthood in a humorous manner that is great for those about to graduate from college to those still trying to navigate the “real world” in their late 20s!

“This is the most difficult and important thing to accept if you wish to be a grown-up: You are not a Special Snowflake.”
― Kelly Williams Brown, Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps

You can also check out her blog (adultingblog.com) which is the inspiration for this book!

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Grace’s Guide: The Art of Pretending to Be A Grown-up by Grace Helbig |Book Review

Grace GRACE’S GUIDE: THE ART OF PRETENDING TO BE A GROWN-UP BY GRACE HELBIG

Genre: Non-Fiction, Humor, Self-Help

Synopsis:
Face it—being a young adult in the digital era is one of the hardest things to be. Well, maybe there are harder things in life…but being an adult is difficult! So Grace Helbig has written a guide that’s perfect for anyone who is faced with the daunting task of becoming an adult.

Infused with her trademark saucy, sweet, and funny voice, Grace’s Guide is a tongue-in-cheek handbook for millennials, encompassing everything a young or new (or regular or old) adult needs to know, from surviving a breakup to recovering from a hangover. Beautifully illustrated and full-color, Grace’s Guide features interactive elements and exclusive stories from Grace’s own misadventures—like losing her virginity solely because her date took her to a Macaroni Grill—and many other hilarious lessons she learned the hard way.

Amusing and unexpectedly educational, this refreshing and colorful guide proves that becoming an adult doesn’t necessarily mean you have to grow up.

GOODREADS | AMAZON

review

Having just officially entered the “adult” world it is always good to know I am not alone. This book was humorous, heartfelt and so incredibly relatable. Helbig covers topics that anyone in their 20s can definitely find a connection to and her writing has the conversational style of someone who you have been friends with forever.

While reading through this “self-help” book, there were so many sections and passages that I instantly wanted to call and talk to my best friend about although while reading it I felt like I was talking to a friend. I couldn’t help but burst out laughing at sections and flagged and noted so many things that I really enjoyed or wanted to share.

If you have ever watched Grace’s youtube channel you will enjoy this book. It is layered with anecdotes from her life and contains the light and funny humor that you come to expect from her channel! I can see myself buying this for my friends who are in the same situation as me, just ending college and entering the adult world. Although most of the book is silly and hilarious, there is loads of practical information and some tips and advice I found to be useful! If you haven’t already check out her youtube channel itsGrace and pick up this book!

RATING-4