September 2023 Reading List – Which books are worth the read and which should you skip?
One of my 2023 goals is to read 50 books this year. Yes, it’s the same as last year and, yes, that’s okay. You can review a list of all the books I rate 5 stars in 2022.
September 2023 Reading List
1. Spare by Prince Harry
“Spare” by Prince Harry is a deeply personal and thought-provoking memoir that offers a rare glimpse into the life of a royal with a unique perspective. Prince Harry opens up about his struggles, experiences, and the complexities of being the “spare” heir. His candid storytelling is both moving and enlightening, shedding light on mental health, his military service, and the impact of media scrutiny. It’s a compelling read that encourages us to reflect on the importance of resilience, empathy, and finding one’s own path. A must-read for those interested in the royal family and mental health advocacy.
2. Have I Told You This Already? by Lauren Graham
Lauren’s wit and charm shine through as she reflects on life, love, and the quirks of everyday experiences. Her storytelling is warm, relatable, and full of heart, making it a joy to read. Whether you’re a fan of her previous work or just looking for a dose of humor and insight, this book is a must-have. Lauren’s unique perspective and candid humor make it a delightful and memorable read!
3. I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jeanette McCurdy
Jeanette’s vulnerability shines through as she navigates the complex emotions surrounding her mother’s death. Her storytelling is both poignant and relatable, making it easy to connect with her journey of grief, healing, and self-discovery. This book is a reminder that we’re not alone in our struggles, and it’s okay to embrace the messy emotions that come with loss. Jeanette’s honesty is a beacon of hope for anyone dealing with grief.
4. Taking Charge of Adult ADHD by Russell Barkley
Dr. Barkley’s expert insights and practical strategies provide a lifeline for those seeking to understand and manage their ADHD better. His advice on time management, organization, and self-regulation is invaluable. The book is a comprehensive guide that doesn’t just focus on the challenges but also highlights the strengths of individuals with ADHD. If you or someone you know is dealing with adult ADHD, this book is a must-read for empowerment and self-improvement.
5. In Conclusion, Don’t Worry About It by Lauren Graham
This little book is packed with big inspiration. Lauren’s graduation speech is a heartfelt reminder to embrace life’s uncertainties, take risks, and find joy in the journey. Her uplifting words on fear, failure, and perseverance are like a warm hug for your soul. If you need a quick dose of motivation and a reminder to live your best life, give this book a read. It’s a delightful and empowering experience!
6. Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham
I finished “Talking as Fast as I Can” by Lauren Graham, and I couldn’t put it down! This memoir is like a heartwarming chat with your best friend. Lauren’s wit and charm shine through as she takes us on a journey through her life, from her early days in acting to her beloved role as Lorelai in Gilmore Girls. Her candid anecdotes and behind-the-scenes stories had me laughing out loud and feeling inspired. If you’re a fan of Lauren or just love a good, relatable memoir, this one’s a must-read!
7. Good Omens by Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman
This brilliantly witty and absurdly hilarious novel is a delightful take on the battle between heaven and hell. Aziraphale and Crowley, an angel and demon, are an unlikely duo trying to prevent the apocalypse and save the world. The book’s unique blend of humor, fantasy, and social commentary is nothing short of genius. If you love clever satire, memorable characters, and a story that keeps you laughing while pondering the meaning of existence, this is a must-read.
What’s on your reading list this month? Let me know in the comments below!
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