I am 100% bookworm.
As in, there is nothing that makes me happier than having a new book to curl up with. I am an enigma to my family because no one has a love of books quite like mine.
So when I received an email earlier notifying me of World Book Day – also filled with recommendations (like I need an excuse to buy another book!) – I couldn’t help but share some of my favorite books with you. So leading up to World Book Day (Sunday, April 23, 2017), I’ll be sharing with you a different genre each day as follows:
- Monday (today): Business
- Tuesday: Non-Fiction/Biographies (I’m a junkie)
- Wednesday: Mystery/Suspense
- Thursday: Romance
- Friday: Classics
- Saturday: Children
- Sunday: My Personal Favorite Novels
Business Book Must-Reads:
Sophia Amoruso may not be a household name for you yet, but if she isn’t – she soon will be. Amoruso is the woman, or #girlboss, behind the incredible fashion retailer known as Nasty Gal. #GIRLBOSS is the incredible story of how Amoruso turned a small, simple e-bay store into a multi-million dollar empire. It is a must read for any woman who is contemplating or has already entered the world of entrepreneurship. It is a humbling story that allows us to see that our days of self-doubt (which every entrepreneur feels almost daily!) are felt by even the most successful.
John Parkin gives us a funny, but honest read of snubbing it all to do what you love in life. His ideology is fresh, honest, and has a light overall air about it. It’s a refreshing read for those stuck in a rut, daydreaming of creating a life that they love, without giving up financial stability.
I won’t lie, this book was one purchased out of intrigue, mixed with a little apprehension. At the time I couldn’t imagine Gene Simmons in any scenario that held even that slightest air of seriousness, but I was very pleasantly surprised. If you can get past the man we all seen on his hit reality television show, Gene Simmons Family Jewels, and his mouthful of a title, you’ll find a man who quite literally built an empire from nothing. It was interesting to see this side of the eternal entertainer – which was/is all a part of a very intentional plan. A must read for those who love seeing the hard-working succeed; fans of Gene Simmons; and those who do not have access to millions, but have million dollar dreams.
Arlene Dickinson, known to many as the female face of CBC’s hit television show, Dragon’s Den, is a force to be reckoned with. A woman who knows not only what it’s like to be at the top, but at rock bottom as well. All In is a story of Dickinson’s start, her successes, failures, and the tremendous amount she has learned along the way. An absolute must read for those who are feeling defeated, unsure of their decision to enter into the world of entrepreneurship, or even those who are looking for a relate-able read about a woman who has overcame everything life has thrown at her, to come out swinging on the other side.