Booklist For December

Something I would really like to get back into the habit of is reading for enjoyment. As I am a student I spend a lot of time reading textbooks, lecture notes, articles, etc… but none are quite as entertaining as a good fiction book or an inspiring biography. 
With my upcoming break for the holidays, I figure it’s the best time to get back into reading for the fun of it. With this said, I have compiled a list of books that I would like to read this month based on my interests and the suggestions of my friends, family, and the general public. 

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou images

This novel might look familiar to you as it was on my Christmas wish list this year. In hopes that I get the book (if not I will rent it from the library), I have decided I have to read it this month. Maya Angelou is one of the more recent figures I have been exposed to and all I can truly say is that I wish I’d known more about her sooner. She is not only a talent but an inspiration. My admiration for her and what she has done only grows and I hope it will continue to manifest as I read her first autobiography.

Find a copy here.


Educated by Tara Westover 51CTshbwqeL._SX314_BO1,204,203,200_

This memoir has been featured in a plethora of articles, interviews, etc.. most notable having been The New Yorker and Vanity Fair. With so many people discusses and feeling enamoured with Westover’s story, it only makes sense that I would want to jump on the bandwagon. Her memoir features her isolated childhood due to religious beliefs and her desires to be educated, along with many obstacles life throughs at one attempting to persevere. Her story is well-loved and inspirational state all those that have read the memoir, making it an easy choice for this month’s booklist.

Find a copy here.


Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis 9781400201655

Owner of The Chic Site, an amazing blogger, and business woman, Rachel Hollis’ debut book uses wit and wisdom to provide readers the opportunity to break free from self-doubt to instead, enjoy life in the most exuberant fashion. Self-help books are amazing. Whether you believe they work or not, I find them inspiring and in my opinion they really boost my motivation and confidence. This one seems like it will do the same while hopefully giving me more insight than what I previously had.

Find a copy here.


Feminists Don’t Wear Pink and Other Lies: Amazing Women on What the F-Word Means to Them by Scarlett Curtis Unknown

Anyone who knows me, knows I advocate for equal rights. As I strongly believe in equality, I enjoy reading works such as this one. I find as I read others stories and process more information on the subject of misogyny that I am able to relate on a higher level than before. It is in some ways awakening to societies restraints and I am better able to identify when a sexist remark is made in conversation. I have seen this novel advertised by some of the most courageous advocates on gender equality and therefore, I am inspired to read it in hopes that it will continue to allow my understanding and awareness on the matter.

Find a copy here.


Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K Rowling Harry_Potter_and_the_Philosopher's_Stone_Book_Cover

Of course, I feel the need to re-read one of J.K Rowling’s incredible masterpieces so I can escape into a world of magic this month. I chose the first book for a couple of different reasons. The first reason I chose it, is because I have quite a few I’d like to read, I needed a smaller one of her books to ensure I’ll actually have time to read it. The other reason I decided on the first book in her series is because there is a sense of nostalgia that the story brings and around this time of the year I am all about those feelings. If you have lived under a rock for the past decade and haven’t read the series, I highly, highly recommend you do so.

Find a copy here.

Find the entire series here.

Now you might be wondering, how do these go together? They are not much alike. Well that is true, but they all contain stories that will make me feel something. There is nothing worse than reading a novel and not feel moved in some way. That is why when I read for enjoyment I pick books such as these that will impact what I know and leave me with a lasting impression.

As usual, I will leave you with a question. What is on your booklist for this holiday season and why?

Happy reading,

Ashley Legacy




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