It's Sunday, often a day of contemplation, relaxation, and anticipation (dread?) of what's to come in the week ahead.
While there is always too much to do/catch up on during the weekend and not enough time, I always try to reserve some "study time" to learn and grow. The to-do lists get even longer during this time of year; gift-giving season is in full swing and we've made it through Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday—you get the gist of it! So how about adding "Studious Sunday" (or Thoughtful Thursday or [insert best day for your schedule]) to the mix? Reserve a pocket of time to read something that expands your knowledge, and give yourself the gift of growth as a way of staying centered and making the most of this season.
Once you've decided you want to read something that will help you grow, the next challenge is picking from the vast fields of literature ready for reaping. To help you out, I am sharing a list of a dozen books 1) written by women 2) in 2015 3) that help me tap into some of my mottos, "Making it Work and Loving the Journey" and "My Difference is My Strength."
Why did I select books from 2015? Because books usually get a lot of press right when they come out, then quickly fade away in the fast cycle of media consumption. Books from 2015 still offer fresh content but they may not be fresh in our minds or may not be featured prominently in a book store or in online searches anymore.
So browse through the list below, see if there are any you haven't read but spark your interest, and take action: