HerVenture Book Club

I love to read. Actually, I remember really loving to read but somehow, between work and life and dogs and laundry and taking enough steps and eating vegetables and drinking enough water, somehow I can't always find time to squeeze it in. This is where I will loop you in on a little secret, I don't actually read, I listen.

My commute is anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour everyday and I've really tried to make that time matter by downloading the Audible app from Amazon and listening to my book list. Not only does this make me a better tempered driver on the 405, it allows me the opportunity to "read" all of the books that pile up on my bedside table.

HerTip: Your first book on Audible is free! I also have the Audible subscription ($14.95/mo) which gives you a free book (any price) every month to listen to, access to tons of free books, and no questions asked refund if you don't like the book. You don't have to have the subscription to listen, but it works well for me.

Here are some books that I am loving right now.

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert - Our girl Elizabeth (the author of Eat, Pray, Love and possible the last book I really read) writes about how creative inspiration is out there just waiting to be captured. For anyone looking to jump in feet first to a passion project, let this book lead your way.

Radical Candor: Be a Kick-ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity by Kim Scott - Drawing from her executive experience at Google and Apple, Kim shares the not so secretive ways to be a balance awesome boss by being radically candid. If you are a manager, "read" this book now. If you are not a manager, "read" this book now. If you have ever had a relationship in your life where you need to communicate, "read" this book now.

Thrive by Arianna Huffington  - Having it all sometimes feels like you have to give it all and then some. Thrive shows us that the stress from pursuing traditional indicators of success; money and power, has detrimental effects on our well-being, relationships, family and surprisingly our careers. Thrive shares the secrets on not just how to find a balanced life but how to have a thriving life.

I've never been in actual book club, but I hear the highlights are wine and brief skim of the book before diving into juicier subjects. I can't help you with the wine, but I would love to know your thoughts of our book list in the comments! (Who knows, a bottle of wine may make it your way.)