Roundup: Books to Read

Whether you’re snowed in, on a long flight or enjoying a day at the beach, a good book is the perfect accessory. Plus, a well-matched read makes a thoughtful gift for a loved one – and for yourself! I asked some of the most avid readers I know for their 2015 book recommendations to add to my reading list. According to my sources, these are the must-reads of the moment.

GETTING PERSONAL

The Everyday Supermodel  by Molly Sims
The gorgeous Molly Sims is opening up about her real life beauty and lifestyle secrets – and she isn’t holding back! In her new book The Everyday Supermodel she shares even her most personal beauty, fashion, fitness and health secrets with us all. (And, see if you can spot her Beyond Yoga leggings starting on page 92!)

Bossypants by Tina Fey
Most people know Tina Fey as a witty and successful comedian, but her book Bossypants gives readers an insightful look at her personal struggles and triumphs. From her opinion on the pursuit of physical beauty to her humorous outlook on motherhood, Tina’s journey to success is both hilarious and inspiring.

GOOD ADVICE

Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
Before she was a bestselling author with her memoir-turned-Oscar-nominated-film Wild, Cheryl Strayed wrote an anonymous online advice column. Her book Tiny Beautiful Things is a compilation of letters she wrote during this time. Honest, funny and personal, her wise advice offers a little something for everyone.

The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks
Bestselling author Gay Hendricks teaches a simple yet meaningful method of overcoming barriers and reaching true happiness and fulfillment. His commitment to helping others achieve true potential in every aspect of their life, from finances to love, is truly uplifting.

MOVING NOVELS 

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
A story of hope and freedom, The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd is a must-read work of historical fiction. It follows the inspiring story of a woman fighting against all odds for her rights in early nineteenth century America.

We Are Water by Wally Lamb
A meaningful and layered portrayal of marriage, family and the incredible resilience of human nature, We Are Water by Wally Lamb is certainly impactful. Though heavy at times, the novel is ultimately uplifting through it’s exploration of the meaning of love.

Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight
For those readers who love a good thriller, such as Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight is right up your alley. It’s a gripping story of a mother searching for the truth about her daughter. Mothers and teens can read this one together – it will make for an interesting and engaging conversation.