What's on my Reading List?

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 July  2020

I will share with you soon the amazing titles on my July’s reading list.

 

Stay tuned!

 

 

 

 June  2020

 
 
June came with wonderful titles, a combination of light summer reading, thrillers, and the Skincare Bible which many of us were so looking forward to adding to our book collections: Skincare, By Caroline Hirons.
 
Here are my favorite books from June and I hope you enjoy them as much as I did:
 
 
The Guest List, by Lucy Foley
Macbeth, by Jo Nesbo
City of Girls, Elizabeth Gilbert
Skincare, by Caroline Hirons
 
 
 
You can find them available in bookstores or online in hardcover, paperback, Kindle, or audio format.
 
 
Happy reading!

 

 

 

 May  2020

 
These past few months have been quite challenging for all of us due to the current situation in the world. But having my reading list full with great titles and new releases has helped tremendously. Here are the titles I’ve enjoyed the most (I did not include any ebooks in the list this time, maybe a topic for another post):
 
 
Exciting Times: A Novel, by Naoise Dolan 
The House on the Lake, by Nuala Ellwood
Clap When You Land, by Elizabeth Acevedo
Transcription, by Kate Atkinson
Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert
 
You can find them available in bookstores or online in hardcover, paperback, Kindle, or audio format.
 
 
Happy reading!

 

 

 

 April 2020

 

April was a month full of interesting books. And more time to read. You will find below a selection of the books I really enjoyed this month. 

SEO in 2020: Build a Highly Profitable SEO Business and Create Your Passive Income, by Luke Harris

What Customers Crave: How to Create Relevant and Memorable Experiences at Every Touchpoint, Nicholas Webb

The House by the Lake, by Nuala Ellwood

Wow, No Thank You: Essays, by Samantha Irby

The Silence of Bones, by June Hur

The Bat, by Jo Nesbo

Haven’t they grown, by Sophie Hannah

 

You can find them available in bookstores or online in hardcover, paperback, Kindle, or audio format.

 

 

Happy reading to you all!

 March 2020

 

You will find below some of the books I really enjoyed in March. 

 

The Art of the Click: How to Harness the Power of Direct-Response Copywriting and Make More Sales, by Fisher Glenn

Marketing Made Simple: A Step-by-Step StoryBrand Guide for Any Business, by Donald Miller

The Positive Habit: 6 Steps for Transforming Negative Thoughts to Positive Emotions, by Fiona Brennan

Copywriting Made Simple, by Tom Albrighton

The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results Hardcover, by Gary Keller

Long Bright River: A Novel, by Liz Moore

 

You can find them available in bookstores or online in hardcover, paperback, Kindle or audio format.

 

 

 

Happy reading to you all!

 February 2020

 

I always try to include on my reading list wonderful books for both my professional development and leisure. For this month I chose interesting titles on copywriting, procrastination, defining the artistic voice, and, of course, a lighter read to balance things out. 

 

Eat That Frog: 21 Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time, by Brian Tracy

 

Make Your Website Work: 100 Copy and Design Tweaks for Smart Business Owners, by Gill Andrews

 

Find Your Artistic Voice: The Essential Guide to Working your Creative Magic, by Lisa Cogdon

 

The Big Book of Words That
Sell: 1200 Words and Phrases That Every Salesperson and Marketer Should Know and Use
, Robert W. Bly

 

Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott

 

They were all really wonderful reads and definitely worth including on your reading list.

You can find them available in bookstores or online in hardcover, paperback, Kindle, or audio format.

 

 

 

Happy reading to you all!

End procrastination by learning how to organize every single day, every hour and minute so you can obtain amazing results. Learn how to discipline yourself and control your daily schedule, maintain focus throughout tasks with the wonderfully written book by Brian Tracy. 


Eat That Frog: 21 Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time , by Brian Tracy


We’re all trying to avoid or reduce procrastination to a minimum. If you’re on the same path give this book a try to discover wonderful techniques to achieve your goals.

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I had a wonderful time reading Gill Andrew’s book and going through all the tips to improve my website copy.

 

Make Your Website Work: 100 Copy and Design Tweaks for Smart Business Owners, by Gill Andrews

 

It’s a wonderful book for business owners directly involved in the creation and maintenance of their website. It literally made me go in my WordPress and check if I followed the steps mentioned in the book. I found wonderful insights, fully applicable not only to content but also UX design. If you’re a business owner actively working on your website you should definitely check out this book. 

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Even though it’s a book designed for artists aiming to help them find their visual identity, their voice, I found that Lisa Cogdon’s advice and strategies are wonderfully applicable to writers and content creators.

 

Find Your Artistic Voice: The Essential Guide to Working your Creative Magic, by Lisa Cogdon

 

I must confess, my love for painting played a huge role as well. The illustrations in the book are beautiful and inspiring. After reading this book you feel more reassured and have the courage to push away all fears and insecurities and power through the path of finding your artistic voice. That unique artistic style that sets you apart from all the other creatives. Give this book a try if you are a budding artist or creative. It’s there to inspire.

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This book is must-read for every copywriter out there. It’s exactly what it says on the tin: a big book of words that sell. More precisely, 1200 words and phrases that every salesperson, marketer and copywriter should know in order to write powerful and persuasive copy.

The Big Book of Words That
Sell: 1200 Words and Phrases That Every Salesperson and Marketer Should Know and Use
, Robert W. Bly

I must admit it’s a lot of information in this book and a lot to assimilate. Therefore, I would really recommend buying a paperback version, rather than an audio due to the inevitable need to go back to some chapters from time to time to check a phrase or a word that might be appropriate for your copy. The Kindle version works just as fine provided you highlight the parts that interest you. 

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With the movie running now in the cinemas I was thrilled to find this title in the bookstore. An all-time American classic, this book was initially written for young readers, following the early adventures and growing-up stages of four young girls during the hard years of the Civil War. Although meant for the young audience, the book is nowadays seen as a source of inspiration for many generations.

Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott

It’s wonderfully written, in an enchanting English and this particular version includes beautiful illustrations by Ella Bailey. I got the book for myself but my eleven year old daughter is equally enjoying it.

 

January 2020

 

 

To keep improving my writing skills I’ll go for three wonderful audiobooks that got great reviews over time:

 

Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content, by Ann Handley

 

On Writing, by Stephen King

 

A more beautiful question, by Warren Berger

 

And because not everything is about marketing, business, freelancing and self-development books, my reading list for January includes as well:

 

The Confession, by Jessie Burton

 

Really excited about this reading list for Jan! 

You can find them available in bookstores or online in hardcover, paperback, Kindle or audio format.

 

Happy reading!

This is a wonderful book for all creative writers and copywriters. It’s packed with useful information and is a must-read for all of us working in copywriting and content creation.

Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content

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available in hardcopy, Kindle, and audiobook. I personally chose the audiobook and I really enjoyed listening to all the chapters. 

 

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I really enjoyed including this classic book on my reading list for January 2020. It highlights the importance of reading and writing continuously to get the best results as a writer. Good writing comes from the heart and one needs to keep improving.

On Writing

You can find it in hardcover, paperback, and Kindle formats. I chose the audio format of On Writing as the narrator is the author himself.

A truly must-listen book to include in your professional library.

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Published in 2014, A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas is written by the journalist and writer Warren Berger and focuses on the power of questioning, the importance of building and nurturing our questioning habit and keeping a curious mind.

A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas 

is available in hardcover, Kindle and audiobook. 

For Audible users, I must say it is wonderfully narrated and it is amazing to listen to. 

 

 

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Published in autumn 2019, The Confession follows two other best-sellers from the author Jessie Burton, The Miniaturist and The Muse

 

The Confession 

 

is a wonderful story of discovering the past to be able to build a future. 

Like the previous novels, The Confession is a great read, the story flows wonderfully and the time-frame leap is so natural.

The book is available in hardcover, paperback, Kindle and audiobook.

I just had to get the paperback for its beautiful cover. Just like the previous books, really beautiful covers.

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