Can you believe it’s already 2018?
So many exciting things are happening this year! I’m getting married (woot, woot!), I’m traveling out of the country for the first time, and I’ve officially started writing my debut novel!
In the meantime, I’ll be reading as always, and these are the first six books on my Goodreads to-read shelf for 2018.
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When I was in college, I took a course called “American Autobiography.” From Mary Rowlandson to Ben Franklin to Harriet Jacobs to Ernest Hemingway, that class exposed me to what must have been at least a dozen stunning, thought-provoking memoirs. That was one of my earliest experiences examining creative nonfiction, but it helped engrain my love for the genre.
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“The chapters in this book are a blueprint of how I went from receptionist to business owner in less than seven years and how you can too. Read it. Own it. Take action.”
–Nicole Smartt, From Receptionist to Boss: Real-Life Advice for Getting Ahead at Work
With cute, quirky headings and a blog-esque writing style, it’s no wonder this memoir-slash-career prep book became an Amazon bestseller. It’s a quick read (it only took me about an hour to get through the whole thing), but it’s full of information and an inspirational story. It’s kind of like reading all of the pins on your Career-Prep Pinterest board all at once—it’s full of real-life advice, and Nicole’s story is total motivation to get out there and start working on your career ASAP!
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