I’m a huge book lover. If you’ve followed me for any amount of time, I think you already know this. Books. are. life. Books transport me to other worlds, inspire me to be my best self, relax me, uplift me, make me smile, make me cry, touch my heart… In this crazy world of constantly monitoring social media and way too much electronic stimulation, I find books keep me a little less anxious, a little more grounded.
I’ve read hundreds of good books. But I’ve never actually done a book review here on the blog, so yay! I’m excited to start this off with probably one of the top 10 books I’ve ever read. Quite likely top 3. It did all the right things; made me laugh, cry, work on my goals, relax, and feel empathy for another woman’s journey. You’ve probably heard some buzz about this book and wondered if it was worth all the hype. Well, here’s my take on Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis:
I didn’t really know what to expect with this book. I wasn’t familiar with the author previously, so I had no idea what her background or history was. She really doesn’t hold back at all. She tells the good, the bad, and the ugly… in a way that moves you and draws you in. It’s not a soft, feel-good book. She’s feisty and fired-up when it comes to setting goals and not abusing our bodies. I felt like she was my big sister talking to me in a tough-love-but-I’ve-got-your-back-no-matter-what kind of way. I loved the absolute raw honesty in her experiences with losing her brother to suicide as well as the extreme difficulties in their foster/adoption processes.
I read this book on Kindle but now I want to read it again on the printed page so I can physically highlight the heck out of it. So many great one liners and inspirational quotes! I recommend this book to anyone wanting a little kick in the pants, or inspiration for a more fulfilling life.