It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Bionic Book Worm and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
Let’s see about some books I need to pick up another time!
#1 The Cruel Prince and The Wicked King by Holly Black
I binge-read the first two books in Holly Black’s The Folk of The Air Trilogy. The story was capturing, so of course, I am excited for the next part to arrive. However, I will need to reread The Cruel Prince and The Wicked King to get back into the story before Queen of Nothing is released!
#2 Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead
First of all, I think this is a book that every woman (and man for that matter) should read. Although I don’t re-read books often, I find myself flipping through the pages quite often. It’s a steady reminder of how far we’ve already come but that at the same time we are still not even close to the end.
I recently did a review on The Good Girls Revolt, which deals with inequality at the workplace. After that book I was so intrigued by the topic, that I started searching for more. That’s when I stumbled upon Lean In, an impressive piece of writing that every woman (and man) should take to heart!
Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg – Cover from Goodreads
Sheryl Sandberg is one of the most successful women of our time. She worked for the US treasury department, for Google and has been COO of Facebook for about 10 years now. So when somebody like Sheryl speaks up about challenges women face at the workplace and on their way to success, you listen up!
Lean In features episodes from Sheryl’s life but also stories from some of her colleagues/friends. She points out where the biggest challenges lie and what needs to change. In society but also within ourselves. With this book, she gives each woman a tool for making her way to the top.
This book is a slap in the face – in the most positive way possible! For me it came as a wake-up call. Sheryl Sandberg points out many mistakes women (herself included) make in the professional world. I was kind of angry with myself when I realized how many of those I had already committed in the past without even noticing.
Many of the things Sandberg mentions happen unconsciously but it takes concious effort to change our little habits and to lean in.
What I love about this book is that it’s 100 % relatable. No matter how perfect you are, I bet you’ll find something in there that you did. But don’t get me wrong, Lean In isn’t just pages full of criticism. Continue reading