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The Only Two Books I’m Reading This Month

When I sat down to write this post I realized that I haven’t done a What I’m Reading post since last year this time! How does that happen? But what better way to break my dry spell than with the bestselling book of 2018, the one, the only Becoming by Michelle Obama and You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero. Could there be a better pairing?! I don’t think so!

Of course, everybody and their mama is reading Becoming right now or at least carrying it around in their purse because Michelle freaking Obama! We thought her husband was a rock star! She’s killing the entire game right now, and everyone wants a piece of her.

2018 bestseller becoming by michelle obama

She is our Forever First Lady! I’m only 15 pages into her tome because it’s 4th quarter and blogger life is very, very busy this time of year. I’m getting ready to slow down soon though and it’s gonna be all about me and Mama Michelle. 

“There’s a lot I still don’t know about America, about life … but I do know myself.” – M.O.

Let the church say Amen. Knowing myself is what I LIVE for! #kindredspirits 


As a companion, it just so happens that I ordered a copy of You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero from Amazon and it arrived the same day I picked up Becoming in store. Serendipity indeed! Who doesn’t want to read a fabulous memoir and a self-improvement book at the same time? Perfect pairing.

you are a badass jen sincero

“You are a victim of the rules you live by.” – Jenny Holzer

All right girl, you got me! I’m all in on changing the rules that I’ve set for myself and the rules that other schmucks have set as well.

Here’s my motto. “This is my one fabulous life and I’m gonna live the hell out of it even if it kills me!” These books should help, yes? Yes.

I’ll report back.

What are you reading this month my lovely?

you are a badass and becoming




  1. I mostly like to read romance and fantasy/adventure. Haven’t read a self-help book in my life before. lol But these looks to be amazing reads. I’m open to reading any genre. This could be next.

    1. Patranila says:

      Give it a shot. I’d start with the memoir. Truth is often far more interesting and exciting than fiction. 😉

  2. Jack branson says:

    I like the second book and this is something I would read. I need to put a bookshelf and start reading books :).

  3. I can not wait to get to my local bookstore and buy Becoming! It’s been on my to-do list for ages. I love the quote you shared. I am currently listening to Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay and am really enjoying it.

  4. Ooo I think you may have just found me my next read. Going to give the Michelle O book a go xx

  5. Not familiar with these book, but seems like you enjoyed them. I need a new book so ill be grabbing one to read asap.

  6. Ally Jones says:

    I just started reading Michelle Obamas book and I absolutely love it. She is so interesting.

  7. Neely Moldovan says:

    I can tell you both books are amazing. I loved Michelle Obamas book!

    1. Patranila says:

      I can’t wait to get all the way into it!

  8. Amen indeed! #longlivemichelle #michellerocks I just finished Ryder Carroll’s The Bullet Journal Method – have you read it yet? I know you’re a fellow BuJo fan, so if not – you should. Just in time to get even MORE out of my beloved BuJo in the new year! 🙂

    1. Patranila says:

      No, I haven’t read it yet. I’ve heard people talking about it in my BuJo Facebook groups and they all say what you say. This bullet journal relationship is a real growth/evolution thing. I had no idea I’d be this involved with a productivity/planning system. I love it!

  9. I mostly read fantasy/sci-fi books, but you have me interested in both of these just from the quotes! I’ll have to see if I can snag a copy of either from the library if they are in there soon.

    1. Patranila says:

      The Badass book has been out for a while and should be readily available. Mrs. Obama’s book, on the other hand, will likely be hard to come by at the library. But, hope springs eternal! 😉

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