Nothing feels quite as good as cracking open a new, great read. In honour of such, we’ve pulled together 4 of our favourite reads of the past year!
Without further ado, whether you are soaking up the sun (with your SPF) or cozying in on a rainy afternoon, we’ve got the suggestion for you:
This amazing read brings valuable, scientific, yet easy-to-understand insight into how sleep affects both our cognitive and physical performances. It examined the short and long-term consequences of low-quality sleep as well as effective, tried-and-true techniques about how to improve your own. We would recommend this to everyone, as we’ve already covered: sleep affects us, and our skin, on multiple levels!
Daring Greatly is a moving read that explores how having the courage to be vulnerable—in a world where everyone wants to appear strong, confident, and like they always know what they're doing—is extremely powerful. Brené takes every reader (regardless of age, gender, or ethnicity) through a journey about embracing vulnerability and imperfection. She teaches us how to live wholeheartedly and how to engage consciously with others; all great tools to help us love ourselves more and bring more good into the world.
This book is a gem for all of us skincare lovers! Not only is the title a punch and a half, but Lauryn Evarts Bosstick (founder of The Skinny Confidential brand) builds a practical, accessible, incredibly fun yet informative skincare bible. Her tone is described as a voice reminiscent of a friend at brunch who happens to also have a LOT of skincare research under her belt.
From product and beauty tool recommendations to Lauryn's personal experiences with fillers, lymphatic drainage, and other treatments, this cheeky book is essential for a generation that's all about shaking up old ideas about skincare and transforming the beauty industry.
If there’s a book for women that needs to be elected Best Read of the Decade, it’s Untamed by Glennon Doyle.
Glennon refers to herself as a wild animal in captivity who was conditioned not to feel, think, or trust herself. She tells her personal story of addiction, rehab, falling in love with a woman, divorce, and starting over in her memoir––which serves as a loud call to action for any woman who feels held captive by society’s rules and expectations.
Through her story, she teaches us all how to rebuild a life proudly using emotion and intuition as our guiding forces––all alongside complementary ideas from other feminist thinkers. A must-read!
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Until next time,
The BSE Team