If you haven’t read yet, I am doing a show in San Diego all Summer!!!! Woohoo! This means I am going to spend all of my off time reading at the beach. Swamis is my current fave. If you know any other amazing San Diego beaches HMU. Here is the beginning of my summer reading list!
The 5 Second Rule: How To Transform Your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage by Mel Robbins. Finished and re-listened to this book twice already. Mel makes you cry really look within and change your life simply by counting down from 5…4..3..2.1.
The 5 Choices: The Path to extraordinary Productivity by Kory Kogon, Adam Merrill, and Leena Rinne. I have yet to finish this read, but so far The 5 Choices—from Act on the Important, Don’t React to the Urgent, to Rule Your Technology, Don’t Let It Rule You—really seem to have the science that backs up an increase in productivity. It also made me “rethink” the commentary of busyness versus effective, confident, energized and extraordinary.
Fosse by Sam Wasson. I am a Fosse freak. So obsessed with his style, his dancers everything. When I heard that my amazing voice teacher Bob Garrett was reading the book about Fosse and his life I had to hop on that bandwagon. Reviews say that Wasson draws on a wealth of unpublished material and hundreds of sources: friends, enemies, lovers, and collaborators, many of them speaking publicly about Fosse for the first time. With propulsive energy and stylish prose, Fosse is the definitive biography of one of Broadway and Hollywood’s most complex and dynamic icons. Cannot wait!
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak is a family summer read. Yet to start (lol) but is now a major motion picture is about Liesel Meminger a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. It is supposed to be one of the most enduring stories of our time.
Nothing To Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick. FASCINATING! I have just started this one and cannot put it down. Summary: In this landmark addition to the literature of totalitarianism, award-winning journalist Barbara Demick follows the lives of six North Korean citizens over fifteen years—a chaotic period that saw the death of Kim Il-sung, the rise to power of his son Kim Jong-il (the father of Kim Jong-un), and a devastating famine that killed one-fifth of the population.
Sunburn by Laura Lippman. I mean with this cover how can you even resist. SO OBSESSED. Also its a hot romance thriller. Perfect Summer beach novel filled with psychological suspense about a pair of lovers with the best intentions and the worst luck: two people locked in a passionate yet uncompromising game of cat and mouse. But instead of rules, this game has dark secrets, forbidden desires, inevitable betrayals—and cold-blooded murder.
HAPPY SUMMER READING! xoxoxooxoxoxoxo