My Summer Reading List For 2019

My Summer Reading List For 2019

You guys all know I am a bit of a book worm. And I am always being asked to share my current reads, so I thought I’d share what’s on my list this summer…

You can check out my previous lists I just finished here also. All great picks and well worth the read!

I have a few still on my hangover list from last year including “12 Rules For Life”, but I feel this is such a big book that it really needs some commitment so I haven’t cracked it yet 😉 But here are my summer picks!

“Present Over Perfect”

Author: Shauna Niequist

This is my current read, and about half way through. Everything in here just feels like I could have written it myself. Aside from the “christian elements, which if I’m honest I glaze over.

Present Over Perfect is an invitation to the journey that changed Shaunas life. She invites you to walk the path with her, a path away from frantic pushing and proving, and toward your essential self, the one you were created to be before you began proving and earning for your worth.

Written in Shauna’s warm and vulnerable style, this collection of essays focuses on the most important transformation in her life, and maybe yours too: leaving behind busyness and frantic living and rediscovering the person you were made to be. Present Over Perfect is a hand reaching out, pulling you free from the constant pressure to perform faster, push harder, and produce more, all while maintaining an exhausting image of perfection.

House of White Book Club: Present Over Perfect Book

“Your Dream Life Starts Here”

Author: Kristina Karlsson

This one has been sitting beside my bed for a few months and I cannot wait to read it!!

Filled with powerful ideas and simple proven tools that will help you transform your wishes into dreams, and then into an achievable one-page roadmap for creating your dream life – a life designed by you for you, and for your loved ones.

Kristina Karlsson, the woman behind the inspiring global success story, kikki.K, shares personal insights from her amazing journey, from humble beginnings on a small farm in Sweden to the 3am light bulb moment that led her to chase and achieve dreams that are now inspiring a worldwide community of dreamers.

House of White Book Club: Your Dream Life Starts Here

“Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (and other lies)”

Author: Scarlett Curtis

It has to be in my little book collection 🙂

A collection of writing from extraordinary women, from Hollywood actresses to teenage activists, each telling the story of their personal relationship with feminism, this book explores what it means to be a woman from every point of view. Published in partnership with Girl Up, the UN’s women’s foundation, royalties will benefit the charity.


Author: Tessa Barton

I’m guessing this one isn’t a surprise! And not going to be for everyone, but if your a creative and Instagram is you jam, then defs pop this one on the list!

A beautiful book packed with insightful analytics and handy business tools to help you elevate your social media presence to the next level.

“Happy Never After”

Author: Jill Stark

Another one I’ve had for a little while, but I think I’m almost to scared to read knowing what it might make me realise!

Happy Never After is a soul-searching journey from despair to clarity and a forensic examination of our troubled times. Road-testing neuroscience’s latest psychological frontiers in compassion, acceptance, gratitude, play, hope, and solitude, Jill turns the happiness fairytale on its head, and swaps the ‘quick fix’ approach to mental ill health for the long road back to herself.

In the end, Jill has a hard-earned question for us. We’re all looking for answers. We all want the happy-ever-after. What would happen if we stopped chasing, stayed still, and found calm and meaning in places we least expected?

“The Other Woman”

Author: Sandie Jones

Couldn’t go past this Book Club pick by Reece Witherspoon from November.

The Other Woman by debut author Sandie Jones, is a gripping psychological thriller. There’s nothing that this mother wouldn’t do for her son . . . 

Emily thinks Adam’s perfect; the man she always hoped but never thought she’d meet. But lurking in the shadows is a rival; a woman who shares a deep bond with the man she loves. A mother whose love for her son knows no bounds.

“Good Vibes, Good Life”

Author: Vex King

Vex King is leading a revolution for the next generation of spiritual seekers. An online inspiration to hundreds of thousands of people, Vex is a role model for young people seeking a new way of living. Vex beat all the odds of an incredibly difficult childhood – his family were often homeless and he suffered racist abuse in a violent neighbourhood. Despite these challenges, Vex went on to complete university and thrive in his career. His work brought him into contact with people who started asking him for life advice and Vex began sharing his ideas through social media. 

His positive and encouraging posts very quickly began to attract a highly engaged following who related to his messages and looked to Vex for guidance. 


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