Friday Favorites: Books

FRI. DAY. Can I get an amen for that? I am soo digging this amazing Friday and getting to spend it in Malibu with Matt! Today also happens to be a favorites Friday, does it get any better? ;) Between this Friday and last I finished the Harry Potter series, so this favorite has to go to my favorite books! 

Now Ranking at First: Harry Potter

I can’t believe it took me this long to read Harry Potter. I was adamant in high school that I would never read them or watch the movies. Well, now I’ve done both. And I am SO glad I did and kind of mad at my so called “friends” for not forcing them on me sooner. (Thanks for nothing, guys.) Even if you think you are not the type to read a fictional story about wizards, you MUST read Harry Potter. JK Rowling is the most talented person, like, ever and just the thought of book 7 gives me goosebumps. THAT is how good it is. For the HP fans: My favorite book, besides Deathly Hallows, was Prisoner of Azkaban. I love hearing other people’s fav so let me know!! 

The Power of Habit

Switching gears entirely, The Power of Habit studies “why we do what we do in life and business”. Charles Duhigg researches the science behind habit formation and gives you practical steps on how to use it instantly to improve your habits! It is definitely one of the more useful books I have ever read and I find myself referencing it daily. I am in the middle of reading his second book, “Smarter Faster Better” right now and it is proving to be just as good + useful. So check back in a couple weeks for my thoughts on that one. ;) 

For My Runner’s Out There: Born to Run + The Long Run 

I’m not sure I can call myself a “runner” anymore after being out for 2 years… But if you claim yourself as a runner, you should definitely be checking out these 2 books! Born to Run dives into “A hidden tribe, superathletes, and the greatest race the world has never seen”. Christopher McDougall searches North America for some of the best ultra runners in the world and explores why humans are actually built for running long distances. In “The Long Run”, Matt Long tells his recovery story from being hit by a bus in Manhattan to coming back and racing a marathon. If you are going through injury or just want an insanely motivational story, this is your book. 

I’d love to know which books I should be checking out next so drop a line in the comments and let me know your favorites! 

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