Books to Read While Quarantined ✨
Hi my babes!!! If you’re feeling a bit bored or lost during this quarantine I feel for you.. while I personally rarely (if ever) feel bored (sorry not to be annoying but I have just always been like this – I somehow always keep myself busy! lol) I was definitely feeling a bit lost as far as how to spend/organize my time… which PS: if that’s you you need to read my WFH Tips Blog Post ASAP! Either way I feel for you. I GET IT! You’re used to being at work all day and have been for years and now suddenly you’re housebound, unable to work and bored out of your mind… I can understand how strange it must feel to have all this time and be out of practice when it comes to hobbies and self-care. But I want to change that for you because while there are absolutely devastating things happening in our world, so long as we are safe and healthy we have much to be grateful for.. and if you are safe and healthy this time you have been given can actually be a super special opportunity for you to grow, expand, become more self-reliant and ultimately build a deeper connection with yourself. In an effort to rid you of boredom I’m sharing my list of 8 books to read while quarantined 😊 This list of books to read while quarantined is for my fellow pink loving spiritual boss babes… plus 1 wild card book thrown in that is just honestly a really riveting read 😉
✨8 Books to Read While Quarantined✨
1. Star Power by Vanessa Montgomery
This ones for my #SPIRITUALBABES // Have you ever had your birth chart read? It’s pretty insane. If you’re keen to learn more about astrology and deep dive into what make you YOU you’re going to want to add this little modern mystical handbook to your books to read while quarantined list. Star Power by Vanessa Montgomery is a super simple to understand guide to astrology 💫 Through easy-to-follow chapters, it breaks down all you need to know in order to read your own astrological chart, from the movement and meaning of the planets to understanding what your birth chart reveals about you – which I LOVE! It will show you how to make sense of the houses and aspects, allow you to track future planetary shifts and explain how these can help you know more about yourself, your life and your future self. You’ll find out which start sign you’re compatible with, how the universe impacts your approach to love, wealth, creativity and careers, and ultimately learn to take cosmic control of your universe. If you’ve got some time on your hands and your into this kind of stuff I HIGHLY suggest going to Cafe Astrology to download your natal birth chart ( it’s free!) that way you can have it on hand while you read through Star Power! Cafe Astrology gives you a pretty solid breakdown of your birth chart but I love the way Star Power approaches astrology so I’d go for the birth chart, skip the breakdown and dive right into Star Power! This would make for a really fun evening of self-exploration ✨
2. High Achiever by Tiffany Jenkins
⚠️ TRIGGER WARNING ⚠️
If you are triggered by drug abuse please skip to the next book rec 💕
OK… this is the wild card book I mentioned earlier… Don’t judge me but I am obsessed with books on addiction.. I don’t know why but I find it incredibly interesting and out of all the twisted books I’ve read this was by far my favorite. I could not put this book down. I’m serious.. I got it on a whim while I was hanging out with my mom (I always drag her into Barnes & Noble with me LOL) I usually go for self-development/spiritual books but I was like OMG I NEED A BREAK FROM EXPANSION I WANT SOMETHING FUN TO READ.. so I grabbed this one with zero exceptions. After we bought our loot of books we sat down in some comfy chairs in the store to look through our books before we were going to head to dinner and I was completely sucked in to the story by page 3. I’m not kidding you, I was like a nerdy 12 year old at the dinner table with my mom holding the book UNDER THE TABLE TO KEEP READING… I’m actually laughing at myself writing this but serious, it was that good!! I finished it in less than 3 days. No wonder it’s a national best seller. High Achiever is an up-close portrait of the mind of an addict and a life unraveled by narcotics – a memoir of captivating urgency and surprising humor that puts a human face on the opioid crisis.
“A raw and twisty, pause resisting memoir that sounds like fiction, High Achiever spans Tiffany’s life as an active opioid addict, her 120 days in a Florida jail where every officer despised what she’d done to their brother in blue, and her eventual recovery. With heart-racing urgency and unflinching honesty, Jenkins takes you inside the grips of addiction and the desperate decisions it breeds. She is a born storyteller who lived an incredible story, from blackmail by an ex-boyfriend to a soul-shattering deal with a drug dealer, and her telling brims with suspense and unexpected wit. But the true surprise is her path to recovery. Tiffany breaks through the stigma and silence to offer hope and inspiration to anyone battling the disease – whether it’s a loved one or themselves.”
Honestly, just reading the description makes me want to read it all over again, I think I just might 😉
3. Beyond the Label by Maureen Chiquet
This ones for my #BOSSBABES // Beyond the Label is written by Maureen Chiquet, who is the former global CEO of Chanel. This book charts her unlikely path from literature major to global chief executive, all while guiding readers to move beyond the confines of staid expectations and discover their own true paths, strengths, and leadership values. I love this book for anyone who is on the path to creating a life without limits. This was a super inspiring read with so many great takeaways ✨
4. Change Your Energy by Krista N. Mitchell
This ones for my #SPIRITUALBABES // Change Your Energy is a super practical guide that offers actionable ways to utilize crystals for love and relationships, career and money, physical health and travel, mental and emotional healing, and spirituality. You get the basics of where to get, care for, and work with crystals, as well as a do-it-yourself crystal healing section that includes crystal layouts based on the Hindu seven chakra system – love!
5. #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso
This ones for my #BOSSBABES // I’m sure you’ve already heard of #GIRLBOSS but I had to include it in my list of books to read while quarantined because I just feel like it’s one of those books that lights a fire under your tooshie! If you’re looking to up-level your life and business then this is a must read!
6. Fitness Junkie by Lucy Sykes & Jo Piazza
This ones for my #FITNESSJUNKIES // Fitness Junkie is a lighthearted novel that pokes fun at the extremes we go to these days when it comes to self-care and fitness. It’s super fun, funny and relatable so if you’re looking for an entertaining escape this is a good one 😊
7. Material Girl, Mystical Girl by Ruby Warrington
This ones for my #SPIRITUALBABES // Material Girl, Mystical World is a “Now Age Guide to a High-Vibe Life Inspired by the consciousness-shifting traditions that have moved seekers for generations” – basically, if you’re on a spiritual path but also don’t want to feel guilty for liking nice things – this is for you 😂 I honestly enjoyed it because like the true Taurus that I am, I LIKE NICE THINGS AND WANT TO LIVE A COMFORTABLE LIFE.. can we stop feeling guilty for that please?? I’m so over that! You can 100000% lead a spiritual life AND also value/enjoy the finer things; the 2 can coexist.. and this book does a beautiful job at merging the 2. Material Girl, Mystical World encourages you to discover your own path to personal enlightenment in every area of your life, from love, sex, and relationships, to fashion, beauty, health, and wellness. The books underlying message reveals to us that it is within our power, right now, to create a life that is both meaningful and fabulous – while also contributing to a major shift in global consciousness 💫
8. WorkParty by Jaqueline Johnson
This ones for my #BOSSBABES // I read WorkParty last summer and loved it! SUCH an inspiring read!! I love that this books backs up my long time belief that WORK CAN BE FUN and that you CAN create a fulfilling career for yourself and have fun doing it!!!
“In WorkParty Jaclyn shows how she turned distrust into determination, frustration into fuel, and heartache into hard work—and how you can, too. With stories from leading female entrepreneurs including Christene Barberich (co-founder of Refinery29), Alli Webb, (creator of Drybar), Morgan Debaun (founder of Blavity), Jen Gotch of Ban.do, Rebecca Minkoff, and Kendra Scott, you will learn the tips and tricks from the best in the business while cultivating the passion and happiness you need to succeed. By embracing failure and reconciling your femininity with being a boss, you’ll join the movement that is WorkParty—and have fun along the way.”
Tadaaaaa those are my 8 books to read while quarantined! I honestly LOVE reading so I have a lot of book recs 🤓 speaking of which… here’s another post with some of my favorite yoga books 💗
If reading isn’t your thing I’ve got a whole blog post with ideas of things to do during this quarantine heading your way verrrrry soon so be on the lookout for that 😉 Make sure you subscribed so you’re officially part of the tribe bb! In the meantime cruise YouTube and see if you can find some tutorials on things you’re interested in! Orrrrr start a yoga practice with me via my yoga flows that have up on my Youtube channel or via my IG Live! I’m holding virtual donation based classes every Monday, Wednesday and Friday @ 11am PST on my Instagram! Or maybe get creative in the kitch and whip up some new recipes! I have sooo many yummy plant-based recipes up here on my blog, but my 2 favorites are definitely my Vegan Black Bean Burgers and my Healthy Cookies!! So many tings you can dooooo that will fill you up and make you feel good bb 💕
Ok, that is all I’ve got for you for today 😊 If you end up reading any of the books on my books to read while quarantined list TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK! I wanna know.. or maybe you’ve already read 1 or more, which wouldn’t surprise me because ya know, we’re basically virtual soul sisters 👯♀️ and if that’s the case I’d love to know which ones you’ve already read!! Also, because I know someone will ask: my pink all seeing eye robe is from Printfresh 😍 it’s soooooooo cute I am obsessed I also have matching PJ’s!!!
Ok, bye for real now – until next time my loves! Stay safe and healthy 💗 ✨