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Your eyes need a break from reading constantly on electronics. Your brain needs some time to be offline and dive into a different world for a chance. If you’re anything like me and have a schedule that requires you to be connected to your devices all week and also on the weekends, it would almost be therapeutic to pick up a book during some downtime. Here are some of my recent favorites as well as a book I recommend every woman in their 20s read as soon as possible.



17 Drives: College Football’s 2015 Season, One Game At A Time

by Mark Schofield

If you’re as into college football as I am, the lonely and sad feeling that happens after the season is over can be excruciating. To fill the void you might watch the NFL Combine, scout kids like you are drafting them for your favorite NFL team, even start a countdown to your school’s spring game. Whatever it is that you do, this book has something for every level of college football fan. Not only was it interesting to read the breakdown of each drive, there were notes that I had to make while reading simply because I never played football. It was an interactive way to learn the sport as well as remember these drives from this past season. If going over the technical aspects of football isn’t for you, it makes an excellent gift for the coach or college football guru in your life.

The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, and Deconstructed

by Shea Serrano

What a book. This is like everything you loved about Serrano’s writing for Grantland mixed with one of the most informative and interesting ways to look at rap music. The illustrations are absolutely brilliant from Arturo Torres and offers up more than just a list of rap songs and why they were important. This book can give you street cred in a way that you could never imagine. Impress your friends and family with your knowledge of WHY each song was so crucial and important to rap music as a whole. With some of the garbage (like J.Cole) that is passing as rap these days, knowing the key points of rap from 1979-present should be mandatory in schools everywhere. Some of the best storytellers of our time came to this earth in form of a budding rapper, do yourself a favor and learn more about them with this book. I read it cover to cover in one night if that tells you anything about how fascinating I found this book.

Rich Bitch: A Simple 12-Step Plan for Getting Your Financial Life Together…Finally

by Nicole Lapin

This book is a must read for any lady trying to get their shit together financially. With the abundance of resources to help organize, plan and monitor your finances it is unacceptable to still be a hot mess. This book is going to walk you through the basics (something as simple as having a debit card) all the way up to planning your financial future. Not only does this book read like a text message conversation between you and your closest friends, it is also easy to understand and tackle. Following the steps is easy to do, especially if you take it chapter by chapter and take notes like I did. The author, Nicole Lapin, speaks in terms that are easy to understand and never once did I feel like her content was going over my head. Since I don’t have a background in finance and numbers really hurt my head, this book broke it all down perfectly for me. If you are trying to get it together and tackle your financial struggles or shortcomings in 2016, this book is highly recommended.


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