The 2015 Reading & Podcast List
Alright 2015: I'm ready for you. And I don't mean ready in the 'most of January has flown by, and I'm only now realizing that it is, in fact, a new year with so many changes ahead.' (More on that later.) But rather in the 'oh gee look, we're fashionably late to the party so everyone already has a nice buzz and we can skip the awkward small talk.' Awkward small talk = the new year, new you clichés I'm trying so hard to avoid. So let's talk goals instead.
This year I've decided I'm going to be a sponge. There's no point in reinventing the wheel. I've decided to take advantage of all the smart, driven, creative people out there willing to share their knowledge and inspiration. I'm on a mission to actively seek out information to further my personal and professional goals. And I thought a reading list would be a nice place to start. So here's a little bit of career, a dash of wellness, and some comedy thrown in for good measure. (Ahem, who doesn't love Amy Poehler??) This is by no means complete, but rather the beginning of what I hope to be a pretty standard read before bed, audiobook while I run, or podcast on the subway routine.
Here's what made the cut:
+ Yes Please by Amy Poehler
+ #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso
+ Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
+ The Millennial Game Plan by Laura Shin
+ Being Boss podcast with Emily Thompson and Kathleen Shannon
+ The Lively Show with Jess Lively
+ Show Your Work! by Austin Kleon
+ Creative Confidence by Tom Kelley and David Kelley
+ Manage Your Day-to-Day edited by Jocelyn K. Glei and forward by Scott Belsky
+ Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
+ Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
+ The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances by The Oatmeal and Matthew Inman
+ Nourished Journal by Made Publishers
+ The New Health Rules by Frank Lipman M.D. and Danielle Claro
+ The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone by Deborah Madison
I'll stop back now and then to let you know how it's going. True to form, I don't expect to love them all, but these should provide some useful food for thought. What are you reading this year? I'd love to add to my list.