Books That Are Changing My World: June '18 Edition

Reading has been my favorite thing in the world to do since I was three years old memorizing all of the words to my favorite Dr. Seuss. There’s no better way to spend an evening (or a morning, or an afternoon) than curled up with a book and some tea (or coffee, or wine, or an entire bottle of wine, whatever).

Seeing as I don’t hide my reading affair, I get a lot of friends asking for book recommendations. And I figured I might as well start sharing my favorites here too!


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Do Not Run with the Crowds

When my boyfriend asks me what I love about him, my first thought comes to this—he is a follower of his own compass. In a world crippled by the influence of social media, people trying to prove they matter with the help of VSCO filters and golden hour lighting, finding someone who is determined to make their own path is a treasure.

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Choosing to Stay

Wanting a relationship meant I cared more about a man than my dreams. Envisioning a partner to do life with meant I wasn’t focusing on the life I could create for myself, all on my own. I didn’t want to be ‘that girl.’

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The Ones Who Broke the Mold

My family comes from a long line of individuals who created their identities as farmers in the south, but the results of my father’s DNA test didn’t say “Southern.” He is a puzzle made up of pieces of European blood, the great-grandchild of an individual who decided to cross the Atlantic with only a dream of what life might look like on the distant coast.

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24 Hopes for Year 24

I want to start this next year of my life drenched in optimism, and so I made a list. A list of 24 hopes for the person I will be in another 365 days. Hopes of what I can use these coming 365 days for.

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Falling

In March, a boy called me on the phone. From the first sound of his voice, I knew something was going to be different. He always called, never texted. He said he wanted to be in my life, not on my screen. He said a lot of wonderful things. His words were always what sank me further—falling.

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