A&C Book Review!


Hey Friends! Happy April! :)

A new month is the perfect time to reflect, and reset your intentions! We hope you have a fabulous month ahead.

One of my (Sara’s) intentions for 2019 was to read more, as I am a nerd and LOVE LEARNING <3 haha

Here are the books i’ve read so far, and what I thought of them:

1) The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson

  • I believe I was a bit late to the party on picking up this book, as I’ve wanted to read it for a while! It was a really easy read, that only took me a couple days, which is great. I loved Manson’s perspective on life, and how he drives home that we CHOOSE what we care about, always. The things that stress us out, or motivate us, are all choices we have made. We choose what we give a f*ck about. He talks about the importance of saying no, and I found his advice helpful as I am a serial people pleaser!!! I 10/10 recommend this book!

2) Judgement Detox by Gabrielle Bernstein

  • I’ve been a big fan of Gabby’s for a few years now, after listening to her be a guest on many of my favorite podcasts, but have yet to read one of her books. I love her spiritual approach on life and her deep wisdom. I took this book on vacation with me to Florida, without knowing it was a follow along, have your journal at the ready kind of book. Therefore, I would not recommend as a beach buddy book. She takes you through the process of understanding who and what you are currently judging, and how you can release that. She teaches that anything, even deep deep trauma can be forgiven, and we can release our judgments we hold on anyone. I would recommend this book is you are looking for a self development deep dive!

3) Ballerina Body By Misty Copland

  • As a dancer, Misty has been an idol of mine for most of my life. I am inspired by her drive, and dedication to her craft. Ballet is HARD folks, and the athletic ability it takes to be a principal ballerina is shocking (since they make it look so easy). In the first half of this book. Misty shares her story on how she got to where she is today (which i LOVED), then she gets into laying out her recommended exercises and meal plans, with tons of awesome recipes included as well! Obviously, Misty is not a Dr. but she wrote out a program that she follows that clearly works for her! I found it very interesting for sure, but I haven’t gone forward with trying her program. I don’t think I will, but I’ll for sure cook some of her recipes! I recommend for dancers <3

4) The Plant Paradox Dr Steven Gundry

  • This book was revolutionary. It basically challenged everything I thought I knew about nutrition and eating healthy. Dr Gundry is a famous heart surgeon, and now uses his diet and plant paradox program to take a more preventative approach, as well as cure disease without ever having to operate at all! He talks about how our biggest enemy are the “lectins” from plants. He proves his thoughts with real patient stories, and it’s all backed by science. The book takes you though an overview, and then the 3 phases of the program. I plan to try this after I’m back from Hawaii! I recommend giving this a read if you are looking to understand what you are putting in your body everyday <3

UP NEXT: I’ve got Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis (I already read Girl, Wash your Face!) - I’ll report back on my thought on this one later!

I’d love for you to leave a comment below on your favorite books right now! We’d love to give them a read :)

Have a great week!