Drumroll please — the moment we have all been waiting for is here – spring break! After 5 weeks of sweating + inspiring during the #CHAARGSBFP you deserve the week of rest + relaxation time ahead. Unwind on the beach, on the plane, or at home with a book from one of our categories below – EAT, SWEAT, LIVE + INSPIRE.
CRAVINGS – CHRISSY TEIGEN
Chrissy Teigen has this unapologetic humor that no one can dislike. Teigen’s realness makes her relatable + hysterical ++ not to mention, she has no shame in being a #Foodie. Her cookbook Cravings proves no different than her social media feed, it’s humorous + most importantly *real.* Chrissy wants this book to get women who are terrified of being behind the apron into the kitchen. She wanted to show the world that she has a real passion + love for food. Talk about #GirlBoss + #inCHAARG – Chrissy will get me in the kitchen any day! // Grab the book here!
IN DEFENSE OF FOOD – MICHAEL POLLAN
Michael Pollan explores why the Western diet has turned to eating food produced by food science instead of eating nutrient dense natural foods. He digs deep on the concept that the more society becomes obsessed with nutrition, the less healthy we become. Pollan has very interesting concepts he shares throughout the book about nutrition + Western society’s diet. If you are looking to dive deeper into the nutrition topic, In Defense of Food is a perfect starting point. // Grab the book here!
PRETTY HAPPY – KATE HUDSON
Kate Hudson is a celebrity who seems down to Earth, like you would want her to be your bestie ++ her advice is always very realistic. When she launched her career into the health + fitness field a lot of CHAARGies took note. Now Kate has launched a book about how to love your body – you officially want her bubbly smile next to you for your next girls night out. The guidance given throughout her book is stamped + approved by Hudson, herself – making her even more relatable! One major tip to take away from her book – food is supposed to be fun! Enjoy what is supposed to energize, heal + build your body! // Grab the book here!
YOGA GIRL – RACHEL BRATHEN
Rachel Brathen a yogi from Sweden, who currently resides in the Caribbean, shares this half self-help + half memoir with readers. She takes us on her journey from Sweden to Costa Rica to Aruba, where she now calls home. This in-depth look explores Rachel’s transformation from rough teenager to healthy, happy, bohemian woman, while sharing step-by-step yoga sequences + recipes to live a happy, healthy + fearless lifestyle. // Grab the book here!
21 DAY YOGA BODY – SADIE NARDINI
Author + yogi Sadie Nardini showcases her love for yoga + nutrition with a little bit of sass, compassion, ++ humor. Sadie takes you through a 21-day yoga practice, all while keeping it real about *overdoing it* on wine, instagramming her large steak dinner ++ her take on practicing yoga. If you enjoy having someone cheer you on, but with a hint of sarcasm, humor ++ confidence you will love this read. // Grab the book here!
BODY BY SIMONE – SIMONE DE LA RUE
Have you ever wondered how Reese Witherspoon, Chrissy Teigen or Rosie Huntington-Whiteley keep their toned shaped all year long? Look no further than Body By Simone. Simone De La Rue is leading the barre [pilates, yoga + ballet all in one] trend in NYC + LA, ++ with her book Body By Simone you can get her workout plan all in the comfort of your home. De La Rue’s goal is to get you shakin’ + lovin’ what you got. She incorporates *mirror minutes* where you simply look at yourself in the mirror + recite things you love about yourself + your body – how #inCHAARG of her is that? // Grab the book here!
WHY NOT ME? – MINDY KALING
Mindy Kaling shares her ongoing journey with readers about commitment + excitement in her adult life. Kaling channels her anxieties, glamour + challenges of her coming of age into a hysterical, laugh-out-loud novel that you can relate at least one part of your story to, whether it’s in life, or career. If you are in need of light-hearted humor + a relatable story, this is the book to dive into over spring break. // Grab the book here!
20-SOMETHING, 20-EVERYTHING – CHRISTINE HASSLER
For newly graduated CHAARGies, Christine Hassler has written a quarter-life crisis guide on direction + balance. If you are struggling with the transition between college + the real world, when it’s suddenly time to make huge decisions without parent’s guidance, or college girlfriends to lean on, this book is for you. Hassler realized she was in just that predicament, she found that she was not alone in this journey. This self-help novel takes you through not only Hassler’s experiences, but hundreds of other women’s testimonials about career, parents, boyfriends + more. // Grab the book here!
I SHOULDN’T BE TELLING YOU THIS: SUCCESS SECRETS EVERY GUTSY GIRL SHOULD KNOW – KATE WHITE
Kate White, the editor in chief of Cosmopolitan, shares her gutsy secrets to success in this witty, real career guide for women. Whether you are starting your internship hunt, or you are about to start your first job after graduation, this book gives you all the secrets you need to become successful in your career. If you have career on your brain this spring break, this read is the perfect spark of positivity + kick in the booty you need to knock out any career goal you have. // Grab the book here!
EAT PRAY LOVE – ELIZABETH GILBERT
Elizabeth Gilbert’s, Eat Pray Love is a heartfelt memoir about one women’s trip across Italy, India + Indonesia. Gilbert wanted to escape the *American modern success* [career, house, husband, etc.] to have experiences she really wanted from life, like experiencing three new cultures. It is an intriguing journey filled with wisdom, wit + beauty that every CHAARGie could learn something from. // Grab the book here!
BRAVE ENOUGH – CHERYL STRAYED
If you liked Cheryl Strayed’s Wild, you will love Brave Enough, a collection of quotes from her writings that capture her wisdom, courage + outspoken humor. This may not be a lengthy read, but it is perfect if you, or someone you know needs a little extra motivation + inspiration to kick booty finishing out your spring semester. // Grab the book here!
OWN YOUR LIFE – SALLY CLARKSON
Do you wish for days that bring out the best version in you, days that keep your energy tank on full rather than days that leave you exhausted? For days that feel like you truly made a difference + impacted someone’s life? Sally Clarkson’s Own Your Life, aims to help you live everyday extraordinarily + beautiful. Clarkson, is a breath of fresh air + inspiration in guiding you to make impactful life changes. Each page offers authentic, practical + relatable guidance to living a life with deep intention. // Grab the book here!
Have any other recommendations? Leave a comment below of your current favorite reads for spring!
+Delaney Spetnagel [@delaney_inchaarg]//UC CHAARG