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.

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image sources:  01 The Lively Show  02 Made Publishers  03 bon appétit  04 A Standard of Living