Bagel Babe Book Club: Books to Read in 2020

One of my 2020 goals was to read at least one book a month. With February signed, sealed, and delivered – so far I’m on track for the year, but constantly on the hunt for the best books to read in 2020.

I always struggle to find good book recommendations, and while I can’t exactly say I am the master at them, I do want to give shoutouts to books I’ve been reading and loving when I can so that ya’ll have some to check out if you too are on the hunt!

Lifestyle blogger Kelsey from Blondes & Bagels recommends the best books to read in 2020!
Lifestyle blogger Kelsey from Blondes & Bagels recommends the best books to read in 2020!

Women Who Run With The Wolves

Right off the bat I want to say that this book is a thinker. You cannot have any distractions while diving into this book – at least I certainly can’t. This book is on the long side, is thought-provoking, and definitely isn’t an easy beach read.

Women Who Run With The Wolves is likely sitting in your local bookstore’s psychology section. WWRWTW (lol I have to shorten the title I’m sorry) tells female focused historical stories from a variety of cultures. Think of them like fairytales. We all know most fairytales have a moral to the story, and this book pulls out the moral of each story and what every woman can learn from them.

The whole thought is essentially that modern women have lost a lot of what makes us women – powerful, in tune with our sexuality, intuitive, etc. By looking back at these cultural tales from times past, we can better connect with our inner “wild woman” and reignite the female spirit.

Definitely an interesting read – but it is taking me some time to get through it just because it is a bit of a thinker.

Lifestyle blogger Kelsey from Blondes & Bagels recommends the best books to read in 2020!

Time and How to Spend It

With so much weirdness happening in my personal life lately, I’ve really come to appreciate time a lot more.

Throughout your life, you can have certain assets come and go. Money ebbs and flows – you can lose it and then gain it back. But time? Time is truly the one asset that once it is spent – it’s spent. Gone forever.

I’m trying to get super specific and meticulous about how I spend my time. Time And How To Spend It dives into tips, tricks, and proven habit changes you can make to use your time more efficiently.

There’s also a big chunk of the book dedicated to our addiction to screens and WOWOWOW is it mind blowing. The author talks about how today’s phones are designed like slot machines – designed to deliver a system of “rewards” (like notifications and “likes”) that cause you to want to play again and again (or pick up your phone 46 times per day). It’s insane, it’s scary, and it’s accurate. I waste a ton of time on screens and am working on a little social media detox as we speak thanks to this book.

Lifestyle blogger Kelsey from Blondes & Bagels recommends the best books to read in 2020!
Lifestyle blogger Kelsey from Blondes & Bagels recommends the best books to read in 2020!

Rich Dad Poor Dad

Rich Dad Poor Dad is easily one of my favorite finance books out there. I blew through this book in January and was so impressed by the simple, but logical tips provided.

The author has one very specific hot take that I found super interesting: that your home is not an asset.

Don’t @ me. If we define an “asset” as something that adds income into your income column on your own balance sheet…a home isn’t an asset. It’s actually a liability.

This doesn’t mean don’t ever buy a home – the author essentially just outlines some simple mindset changes we all can have to think clearly and logically when we’re making financial decisions (especially big ones like buying a home!).

This book is a great read that is both helpful and entertaining. Can’t recommend enough!

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