12 Days of Chriselle 5 years ago

Books and Podcasts Worth Your Time

Happy day 5 of the 12 days of CHRISelle!

As you guys know, I LOVE reading, audiobooks, and podcasts. I love sharing what I’ve been reading and listening to with you all so I wanted to check in and let you know what’s actually worth the time right now (in my opinion). It dawned on me the other day that I haven’t written an updated post about what I’m into in a while, so I thought now would be the perfect opportunity to do so! With the holiday break coming up, now’s the time to get a checklist going of all the things you want to listen to and read.

Although it’s much harder for me to find quiet time to read a book, you can always one by my bedside! I love to read when I travel for work, but since I haven’t traveled in a while, audiobooks and podcasts make for a great alternative. And no matter how busy I am, something about holding a physical book inspires me so much. Here are my top must-read books at the moment:

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg 

Postnatal Depletion Cure by Oscar Serrallach 

This is How it Always Is by Laurie Frankel 

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

American Like Me by America Ferrera

And thanks to my hour-long commute to and from the office, next up, we have a long list of podcasts I’ve been obsessing over nonstop. Each podcast inspires me to become a better person for different reasons, to think outside the box, and also motivates me in both my personal and work life. My list below is a mix of self-help, interviews and biographies that all create deep thought and a great mental headspace for me.

Accidental Creative

How I Built This

Girl Boss Radio

Second Life

So Money

Glossy Podcast

CNN Boss Files

Raising the Bar

Ted Talks Daily

Goop Podcast

Supersoul Conversations by Oprah

Affirmation Pod

Hidden Brain

Ted Radio Hour

This American Life

Mighty Mommy

Stuff You Should Know

The Realization Podcast


I’m actually really excited about today’s giveaway because I want to share my love of reading with you all. I’m giving away some of my favorite books to two lucky readers! These are books that truly inspire me, and I know they’ll inspire you too!

📚 To enter to win: 📚

1. Comment down below with your IG handle and tell me what your favorite holiday story is!

2. Then, comment on my most recent IG photo!

We will be randomly choosing a winner later today, so come back to the blog tomorrow to see if you’ve won!

Good luck and see you tomorrow!

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