Read Challenge Book 1: #GirlBoss
One book down, one to go! If you're new here, I like to do monthly challenges and this month's challenge is a read challenge. I've challenged myself to read 2 books this month. Ok, yes, to some people this is no big deal, but I hardly EVER read, so for me 2 books in one month is a lot. I'm happy to say that I have finished my first book, #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso.
What is it?
#Girlboss is written by and about the life of Nasty Gal CEO and founder, Sophia Amoruso. The book details her 7 year journey in building a multi-million dollar company. Sophia quite literally started from the bottom and now is here. She started her company on e-bay as a means of avoiding holding down an actual job, something she makes clear she was not very good at as a young adult. Now her company still sells vintage, but also new clothing to women everywhere.
The book goes in-depth on Sophia's journey and her struggles and triumphs along the way. It is also written in her witty and edgy language. You quickly forget you are reading a book and start to feel as though you are having a dialogue with the real Sophia Amoruso.
What did I think?
Generally speaking I really did enjoy this book. It was a fairly quick read, certainly quicker than I had imagined as I'd anticipated and scheduled 15 days to read it and was done by day 8. Sophia's inner monologue-like writing is fun to read and easy to relate to. That said, I did find her personality to be a tad pushy at times and maybe I am just not her target audience?
The book is undoubtedly filled with brilliant insights and clever writing, however I started to feel as though Sophia wanted me to react to things exactly the way she would and if I am being totally honest, it rubbed me the wrong way.
Would I recommend it?
Absolutely. Overall this was a great book and objectively speaking I think it has a lot of valuable information. Just because I'm not jumping in line to be Sophia's next best friend doesn't mean I didn't enjoy the book and don't see how valuable it can be for others. I'd say if you are into fashion, a Nasty Gal fan, or a #GirlBoss yourself, read this book. You will find value in it.
Now that one book is done, that means on to the next one. I have chosen my next book and it's a whopping 318 pages. This next one's hefty page count is likely a part of why I subconsciously started reading #Girlboss more and more quickly. I know I will need more time to read the second book and I definitely have that time. Up next is "Anxious". It's a book all about anxiety and I figured, what better than a book that could help me serve my readers, right?
Until next time.