What Are You Reading?


I have over 50 books on my reading list and counting, and below are some of them. If you’ve read any or are currently reading them, let me know in the comments and maybe, if you’re interested, we can figure out how to talk about them together in depth on future episodes.

As a “Professional Reader” for NetGalley and Blogging for Books, I get access to almost any book I want to read in every genre in exchange for writing an honest review. I love this exchange because I enjoy reading and don’t always make the time. Knowing that I have to write a review keeps me accountable.


Most of my books I read through Kindle, but it is nice to actually have pages to turn every now and again.

What are you reading that you think I may be interested in? Let me know in the comments!

By purchasing through these links you consent to feeding my book habit aka, I’ll make money in the form of an Amazon gift card that I will be spending on more books! Thank you for enabling your support! 

*These books are review copies that may or may not be published at the time of this podcast.

Your Move: The Underdog’s Guide to Building Your Business by Ramit Sethi

How to Be Everything: A Guide for Those Who (Still) Don’t Know What They Want to Be When They Grow Up by Emilie Wapnick

Nutrition for Intuition by Doreen Virtue

*Goddesses Never Age: The Secret Prescription for Radiance, Vitality, and Well-Being by Christiane Northrup

Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us by Seth Godin

Linkedin Riches: How to Leverage the World’s Largest Professional Network to Enhance Your Brand, Generate Leads and Increase Revenue by John Nemo (read and currently implementing for Grow Yourself, Grow Your Health Coaching Practice. Will review once I implement the advice so that I can discuss the results)

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg Mckeown (read this as part of a book club, insights to come)

Easy Legal Steps…That Are Also Good for Your Soul: 7 Steps to Go From Stuck & Scared of the Law to Confident and Empowered by Lisa Fraley

Bourbon: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of an American Whiskey by Fred Minnick

*Simple Pleasures: Thoughts on Food, Friendships, and Life by Stephanie Mills

*Malestrom: Manhood Swept into the Currents of a Changing World by Carolyn Custis James

*Prostitutes and Polygamists: A Look at Love, Old Testament Style by David T. Lamb

*The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks by Toni Tipton-Martin

*Unemployable: How to Be Successfully Unemployed Your Entire Life! by David Thomas Roberts

*48-Hour Startup: From Idea to Launch in One Weekend by Doherty Fraser, MBE

*Insight: Why We’re Not as Self-Aware as We Think, and How Seeing Ourselves Clearly Helps Us Succeed at Work and in Life by Tasha Eurich

*Make Your Own Pure Mineral Makeup: 79 Easy Hypoallergenic Recipes for Radiant Beauty by Heather Anderson

*The Revolt of the Black Athlete:  Fiftieth Anniversary Edition by Harry Edwards

*Raising an Entrepreneur: 10 Rules for Nurturing Risk Takers, Problem Solvers, and Change Makers by Margot Machol Bisnow

*Non-Obvious 2017 Edition: How To Think Different, Curate Ideas and Predict The Future by Rohit Bhargava

*How to Use Limited Liability Companies & Limited Partnerships: Getting the Most Out of Your Legal Structure by Garrett Sutton

*Wild Ideas: Creativity from the Inside Out by Cathy Wild

*Lost in the USA: American Identity from the Promise Keepers to the Million Mom March by Deborah Gray White

*The Authentic Lover: Reclaiming Love’s Beauty and Power by Chris Hakim

*The Book of Greens: A Cook’s Compendium of 40 Varieties, from Arugula to Watercress, with Over 150 Recipes by Jenn Louis; Kathleen Squires

*Mind Over Meds: Know When Drugs Are Necessary, When Alternatives Are Better – and When to Let Your Body Heal on Its Own by Andrew Weil, MD

*Gentrifier by John Joe Schlichtman, Jason Patch, and Marc Lamont Hill

*Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America by Michael Ruhlman

*Good Sex: Getting Off Without Checking Out by Jessica Graham

*Fiery Ferments: 70 Stimulating Recipes for Hot Sauces, Spicy Chutneys, Kimchis with Kick, and Other Blazing Fermented Condiments by Kirsten K. Shockey; Christopher Shockey

*Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman
by Anne Helen Petersen

The Holistic Health & Wellness Entrepreneur’s Essential Handbook for Success: Easy Ways to Make More Money Doing What You Love by Robbin Simons

Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative by Austin Kleon

*From Head Shops to Whole Foods The Rise and Fall of Activist Entrepreneurs
by Joshua Clark Davis

*Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything
by Lydia Kang; Nate Pedersen

*Wellth: How to Build a Life, Not a Resume by Jason Wachob

*Rosemary Gladstar’s Herbal Healing for Men Remedies and Recipes for Circulation Support, Heart Health, Vitality, Prostate Health, Anxiety Relief, Longevity, Virility, Energy & Endurance by Rosemary Gladstar (click here for my review)

*Feminine Genius: The Provocative Path to Waking Up and Turning on the Wisdom of Being a Woman by LiYana Silver

*Beyond Respectability: The Intellectual Thought of Race Women by Brittney C. Cooper

Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients into Foods and Remedies That Heal by Rosalee de la Forêt

*Mexican Ice Cream Beloved Recipes and Stories by Fany Gerson

*Baking Powder Wars: The Cutthroat Food Fight that Revolutionized Cooking
by Linda Civitello

*The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups by Daniel Coyle

*Good Food, Strong Communities: Promoting Social Justice through Local and Regional Food Systems by Steve Ventura, Martin Bailkey

*Heal Yourself–Heal the World by Deborah King



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I help high achieving women and coaches over 35 living with PCOS and perimenopause prepare their bodies, lives, and businesses for first-time motherhood.

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