I've been reading a lot lately and I seem to be on a roll reading books by strong, powerful, and admirable women (have you read #GIRLBOSS? If not drop everything you're doing right now and go get yourself a copy!) I started 2015 by reading Yes Please by Amy Poehler. With my 'to read' list of books growing, I've decided that I'm going to start an informal internet book club! I'll pick a book each month and at the end of it, share my thoughts and hope that you will, too! So, here are my thoughts on Yes Please. Have you read it? Tell me your thoughts in the comments if you have!

I prefer to read on my iPad because I do most of it on my lunch at work! It's easier to carry in my purse than a book that will get bent out of shape! 

This was an easy, lighthearted read. The stories she told made me feel motivated to really get what I want out of life. I really loved the way she had guests write chapters to share their perspective on her life!

There are a few things I didn't like about it - I'm not a huge fan of her writing style. I realize I'm contradicting myself from my previous statement but I found her writing to be a bit choppy. It felt very much like stream of consciousness.

She made some really good points, though. I think the important message that came out of her entire book, even if she didn't directly say it, is to be proud of who you are, stay humble, and love the people in your life. She talked so highly of her friends, and so fondly of her children, that it makes you realize that celebrities are real people, too - it's not all glitz and glamour 24/7.  They have struggles, they have heartbreak, they feel things just like us!

Her stories of comedy and improv were an accurate justification that you can do anything you set your mind to. To get all sentimental here for a second, that's a lesson we should all take to heart. If you want it, go get it. That's something I'll be keeping in the back of my mind for 2015.

We're heading to the Dominican Republic for a much needed getaway on the 7th where my only plan is to read! I've got a few books lined up that I've been waiting to sit and enjoy uninterrupted, and this trip will be the perfect opportunity. But, my February book of choice to discuss is Thrive by Arianna Huffington. Will you pick up a copy, read along, and share your thoughts here at the end of February? Alternatively, if you have any suggestions for must reads, please share!

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