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From the Reader who hated Reading..

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

—Dr. Seuss

Last year, if you would have told me to pick up a book and read it, I would’ve looked at you like you were crazy. Even for school, spark notes was my best friend. I thought reading was a waste of time, and in the time that I spent reading a book I could watch a whole season of Grey’s Anatomy. I went through life, pretending like books didnt exist, and I completely regret it now. I can just imagine myself going back in time, and telling myself how much I could get out of reading, so I am going to share my few tips an tricks to start to love those pages just as much as I do!

 Finding the perfect “First” book

The book that pulled me into loving reading, was Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert, and let me tell you, reading that book changed my life. I am not going to say that the content of the book is what changed my life, because quite frankly I need to read it again to remember what it was about, but it definitely made my life flip flop. I went from spending all of my spare time, bing watching One Tree Hill, and instead began to crave to know the rest of the story. I wanted to know the knowledge that Liz Gilbert was putting into the universe, I wanted to take it all in.

When I first started reading for fun, I read very very slowly, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. It took  me a month and a half to read the first couple of books that I really got into, before I could whip out a book in three to four days. It takes practice, just like anything else you do.

So for starters, you need to find something that really interests you, whether that be a fictional story, an autobiography, a self help book, a business book, a religious book, whatever your interest be, just find something. Here are some of my favorites:


The Harry Potter Series – J.K. Rowling

The Hunger Games Series – Suzanne Collins

Life’s Golden Ticket – Brendon Burchard


Bossypants – Tina Fey

Eat Pray Love – Elizabeth Gilbert

Self Help:

You Are A Badass – Jen Sincero

Girlboss – Sophia Amoruso


The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership – John C. Maxwell


Live Original – Sadie Robertson

My Current 2018 Reading List

This list is not 100% Complete, to see my complete reading list check out my goodreads account!!

(Everything Highlighted in yellow is already read, I will periodically update this, or you can follow my goodreads account for a more updated reading list)

  • The Harry Potter Series
    • Harry Potter and The Sorcerers Stone – J.K. Rowling
    • Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets – J.K. Rowling
    • Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban – J.K. Rowling
    • Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire – J.K. Rowling
    • Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix – J.K. Rowling
    • Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince – J.K. Rowling
    • Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows – J.K. Rowling
  • Life’s Golden Ticket – Brendon Burchard
  • Everything, Everything – Nicola Yoon
  • The Red Queen Series
    • Red Queen – Victoria Aveyard
    • Glass Sword – Victoria Aveyard
    • King’s Cage – Victoria Aveyard
    • War Storm – Victoria Aveyard
  • The Happiness Project – Gretchen Rubin
  • The Doc Ford Series
    • Sanibel Flats – Randy Wayne White
    • The Heat Islands – Randy Wayne White
    • The Man Who Invented Florida – Randy Wayne White
    • Captiva – Randy Wayne White
    • North of Havana – Randy Wayne White
    • The Mangrove Coast – Randy Wayne White
    • Ten Thousand Islands – Randy Wayne White
    • Shark River – Randy Wayne White
    • Twelve Mile Limit – Randy Wayne White
    • Everglades – Randy Wayne White
    • Tampa Burn – Randy Wayne White
    • Dead of Night – Randy Wayne White
    • Dark Light – Randy Wayne White
    • Hunters Moon – Randy Wayne White
    • Black Widow – Randy Wayne White
    • Dead Silence – Randy Wayne White
    • Deep Shadow – Randy Wayne White
    • Night Vision – Randy Wayne White
    • Chasing Midnight – Randy Wayne White
    • Night Moves – Randy Wayne White
    • Bone Deep – Randy Wayne White
    • Cuba Straights – Randy Wayne White
    • Deep Blue – Randy Wayne White
    • Mangrove Lightning – Randy Wayne White
    • Caribbean Rim – Randy Wayne White

Reading has become such a big part of my life, and I just couldn’t wait to share it all with you! Thank you so much for stopping by,

Dont forget you’re amazing!!

All my love,

Ali ❤︎

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