The Reading List—April 2022

Happy April!  I can’t believe winter is coming to an end.  The warm weather is slowly creeping up on us as all the snow melts away.  Many of us are planning for spring and summer plans while managing school and work.  For me, I’ve been busy keeping my six-month-old puppy busy while I try to keep up with everything else!

Whatever you may be up to this month, don’t forget to take a moment and pick up one of these recommended reads!

Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily Nagoski PhD and Amelia Nagoski DMA

For me, the past few months have been quite stressful with managing school, research, work, and a new puppy, I decided to look for some de-stressing books and came across this one.  I recommend this book because I found it really breaks down the stress we experience, especially how woman feel, and how we can each feel burned out differently.  This book examines the different ways we can reduce stress, manage our emotions, and feel less burned out.  I can’t say this works for everyone, but I found reading this book helped me feel a bit lighter overall!

Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam

While I was searching through my local library for new books to read, I came across this one.  This book is about a couple, Clay and Amanda, who head to an island for vacation with their son and daughter.  However, a random couple ring their doorbell and suddenly everything changes.  The novel examines parenthood, class, and race in a very intriguing and suspenseful way.  A must read!

The Candy House by Jennifer Egan

The Candy House is a story about a tech entrepreneur Bix Bouton who is constantly looking for new ideas.  Bix came across a professor who is playing around with the idea of downloading memories.  Not long after, Bix invented the newest technology known as Own Your Unconscious which allows us to access every memory we’ve ever owned and the ability to exchange with others.  The story examines the benefits and consequences through the various characters in the story.  An intriguing read!

True Story: What Reality TV Says About Us by Danielle J.  Lindemann

We’ve all likely watched some sort of reality TV show at one point of our life.  Have you ever thought about what we actually see when we watch reality TV? The book is written by a sociologist who examines the genre of reality TV.  It examines the key factors of popular reality shows from those such as the Bachelor to COPS and brings readers a new perspective of what messages reality TV is teaching us.  A must read!

Zak George’s Guide to a Well-Behaved Dog with Dina Roth Port

I picked up this book in efforts to find new ways to train my puppy.  Don’t get me wrong, I’ve tried puppy class, YouTube videos, etc., and many are very helpful, but Zak George was one of my favorites! I found his videos and books very helpful as many of the suggestions really helped my puppy.  This book examines all essential topics that you need to know when getting a puppy.  So regardless if you’re a new, existing, or potential dog owner, I recommend this book to you!

Happy reading!

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