Good books that make me want to read the whole thing at once are so important for me. A good read helps me to completely zone out my surroundings, which is often not that easy for me. There is always something that can be done. Always another task open. Sometimes I find myself being so busy that I actually have to force myself to sit down and have a break. The following books just moved into my home recently and I can’t wait to read them. It might take me a while because I am still trying to figure out how to balance work, the blog, fitness and having a social life. I will make another blogpost on the topic of time management. Would you like such a post?
Let’s have a look at my new books.
Nice girls – still – don’t get the corner office | by Lois P. Frankel
Who doesn’t want a corner office with a great view? You can never start too early to learn how to navigate in the business world, even if you do not have your own business. This book by Lois P. Frankel seems to be the perfect guide for this topic. It revolves around common mistakes women make in their careers… and why careers of some women go through the roof and others don’t. This book is written especially for women. I am not a fan of this whole differentiating between men and women in business because either one of us can rock or not so much rock their career… but you cannot totally deny that women do often hold themselves back when it comes to asking for a higher salary, asking for more responsibility and so on. I have recently taken part in a survey amongst students in Germany and at the end, they showed your answers in comparison with others, separated by men and women. For example, men were aiming for a higher yearly salary after graduating uni than women. That is so not ok. We need to change that, girls! I hope this book gives me another perspective on this topic.
Lean in | by Sherly Sandberg
International bestseller? I can hardly say no to that one. I saw a couple of people I follow on Instagram reading this book and I had it on my wishlist on Amazon for quite a while. Sherly Sandberg is the chief operating officer at Facebook. How amazing is that? In her book she talks about why it has become harder for women to achieve a leadership role in their company and goes into detail for the reasons why and how this issue can be solved. I am really excited to read this book and read about her perspective on things. It is always great to learn for such amazing women like her.
Now that I finally handed in the second part of bachelor thesis and wrote my (hopefully) last exam ever, I will have more time and peace to spend a few minutes a day reading. God, I have missed that!
What are your current reads? Let me know in the comments below!