I started the new year with a new stack of books to tackle, I’m always looking for things to learn about myself and books related to the work that I do. I couldn’t wait to dive into this latest pile of books to do some learning!


A couple of years ago I was looking for a way to wind down and relax so I decided to pick up reading books again. I enjoy the downtime but also how much I have learned over the years!


The publisher Penguin Random House has some great titles to choose from, here are some of my latest reads and reviews!

dare to lead – Brene Brown

rene Brown has become one of my favourite authors, I recently read the Gifts of Imperfection so I was excited to dive into her latest book dare to lead! Brene teaches readers to rise strong, dare to be out there and brave the world. In this book she talks about how to put those ideas into practice so we as readers can step up and take the lead in life and business. This one is a must read in 2019 for anyone in business!

The Power of Habit – Charles Duhigg

Full of compelling stories from real life situations and big brands on how habits control our thinking even when sometimes we don’t even know they are there. The Power of Habit is a marketers dream but it is also a great read for everyone to understand how habits work. By harnessing this mind frame we can change our lives. A habit takes place in 3 parts – cue, routine, and reward. Understanding this loop is the key to becoming more productive, eating healthy, exercising regularly and tapping into our creativity. I loved this one so much I had my husband read it as well so he could apply it to the hockey coaching he does!

The Art of Gathering – Priya Parker

In The Art of Gathering Priya Parker talks about how we have been event planning and gathering all wrong. She offers real life stories of events, what worked and didn’t work and the take away from them. She sets forth ways to create a meaningful, memorable experience no matter what the size for work or play. One of the biggest takeaways for me is that I am a people pleaser and am always so concerned about not inviting someone. Priya talks about how you are affecting the rest of the guests when you ask just anyone and how to set boundaries so that this doesn’t happen in the future.

Farsighted – Steven Johnson

Farsighted by Steven Johnson is about how we make decisions in life that matter the most. Steven shares important tools and skills for complex decision making. The smartest decision makers go beyond that gut feeling, their success comes from the ability to consider all the options in front of them. This book offers new ways of thinking when it comes to decision making.

This blog post was written in partnership with Penguin Random House. I was provided the books to read and review on my own terms.

Views expressed are my own.