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Read It & Reap: 5 Books to Add to your Must-Read List

                           “A well-read woman is a dangerous creature.” –Lisa Kleypas

We think it’s safe to say that summer is an exciting season for all ages.  Kids are out of school, college students may be studying abroad, and there’s surely a family vacation planned that everyone has been counting down the days to since it was booked.  However, in the midst of all the rousing adventures and opportunities for relaxation that the summer offers, it’s also a great time to rekindle the flame with hobbies you love but just haven’t had the time to cultivate anymore.  If you’ve been waiting for the right time to get back in the “groove”, there’s no better time than now with the summer season quickly approaching!

So for us, reading for leisure is something we truly enjoy but rarely do enough.  We have growing wish lists on Amazon dedicated strictly to books we want to read, so the desire is real.  And some selections even make it into our possession…the intent is SO real.  But this vicious cycle ends here!  Reading is intellectual exercise that we all can benefit from.  Now, I know some people are going to say “Oh, I read everyday…” but Facebook posts, Instagram captions and blogs (unless, it’s Becoming Brilliance…*giggles*) doesn’t qualify for the reading we’re referring to.  No worries though, we’ve got 5 good reads to get you started with:

  1. Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes
  2. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
  3. The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae
  4. Fit for Your Assignment: A Journey to Optimal Health Spiritually, Mentally, and Physically by Reina Olmeda
  5. The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter–And How to Make the Most of Them Now by Meg Jay, Ph.D.

We’re ready and committed to reading more but we want you to join us. Thus, we’re working on an exciting initiative to not only hold each other accountable but to make reading more interactive and have the opportunity to engage with you Brilliant Beings!   Stay tuned for more details but we hope you all will join our Becoming Brilliance Book Club!!  We hope you’re as excited as we are.

What are you currently reading and loving? We’d love to hear your recommendations to possibly incorporate into the book club!

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