The Five Books That Reset My Mind for the Spring Semester

February 8th, 2019 at 5:00pm
The Five Books That Reset My Mind for the Spring Semester

I have always had a love for words, whether that be creating my own writing or experiencing the other compositions of words that others create from the heart. Sometimes I feel pretty abnormal in that I make time to read and I get so absorbed in the words that sometimes I read multiple books per week, even as a full-time student. I know, I know, not super realistic for everyone. But I’m addicted and can’t stop. Over winter break, I chose a careful curation of books that allowed me to reset my mind going into a new year and a new semester. I loved this spring reading list and what it did in terms of prepping for this new phase of 2019. Keep on reading for picks to up your reading game and clear your mind for your spring semester.

I Might Regret This by Abbi Jacobson

Everyone knows Abbi Jacobson from the perspective of her alter ego on Broad City. In I Might Regret This, Jacobson opens up to her fans and readers of anxiety and heartbreak as she chronicles her cross country road trip from New York City to Los Angeles. Whether you are familiar with Jacobson from the TV world or you just want a heartwarming book that will connect you to your own emotions, I Might Regret This is a sweet, raw collection of writing.

This Will Only Hurt A Little by Busy Phillips

If you’re an Instagram addict like myself, you know that Busy Phillips is the Chrissy Teigen of Instagram Stories. She treats the platform like an honest diary so that fans can engage with her like she’s a close friend. Due to the immense popularity of her social media presence, Phillips was approached to write This Will Only Hurt A Little, a spunky, funny, inspiring, yet uplifting memoir. Not only did I find this book to be incredibly entertaining, but I also found it to be comforting. From it, I learned the importance of simply being who you are and letting life happen, then everything will fall into place. Phillips marches to the beat of her own drum and does what she wants, which is why I thought it was a refreshing read for the start of 2019.

Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs

Lisa Brennan-Jobs, Steve Jobs’ eldest daughter, projects a new lens into the Apple pioneer’s personal life in her memoir Small Fry. Brennan-Jobs uses short stories as a way to talk about her difficult and complicated relationship with Steve Jobs, and from it, readers will look at him in a way that they haven’t ever before. It was interesting to encounter how Brennan-Jobs unpacks something stressful in a way that feels therapeutic. It made me think about how I would handle and unpack my own experiences in the future, which is why I picked this as a read to kick off the new semester.

Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis

Motivational speaker, blogger, media-company girlboss, and mother to four, Rachel Hollis has a lot on her plate, yet she still manages to get it all done! If you are looking for a new self-help book to get the motivational juices flowing in any/all aspects of your life, Girl Wash Your Face is just for you. It’s a fun, quick read, and by the time you put it down, you will be ready to fully succumb to your busy schedule.

You Are A Badass Every Day by Jen Sincero

The third book from Jen Sincero’s You Are A Badass series is little but fierce. Sincero includes small essays and prompts to teach readers how to encourage “badassery” and motivation in their everyday lives. I loved this book because you can read one prompt a day or read the whole book in one sitting. I know it’s a book I will keep on my bedside table as a reference for daily wisdom in the future. If you loved the original You Are A Badass or need a book to slowly but surely bring reading back into your life, this is a perfect, motivational book for you.


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Opening image by Sarah Gargano