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Reading by the pool

EN: Imagine this: you, sitting by the pool, or on the beach, SPF 50 cream all over your face and body so you don’t get burned, mojito in one hand a book in the other. Yeeaah…. that’s good stuff.

But what are you supposed to read when sitting by the pool? In my (un)educated opinion, it should be some light reading, but something worth your while – don’t read it just because it’s popular (see my previous post, “5 MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN READING”).

So, are you here for recommendations? ‘Cause here they are:



  • “What most successful people do before breakfast” by Laura Vanderkam

Everyone starts their day with breakfast, right? Even if it’s just coffee (because you can’t skip that), it’s still breakfast. Why not start your reading spree with a book meant to rewire the habits from the first part of your day?

It’s a short book, which you can finish in one sitting,  but which will definitely make you think twice about your habits. Give it a try.


  • “Who moved my cheese?” by Spencer Johnson

I know, we’re not talking about mice that often, in real life, but this little book (I say little because I finished it in half an hour – it’s that short). This book is meant to teach you the vital importance of being able to deal with unexpected change.



  • “#Girlboss” by Sophia Amoruso

This book is a whole lot longer than the previous ones, but it’s worth every minute. If you want to read a book written by someone who made it on their own, from the ground up, this is the perfect read for you. It is very well written, breathtaking, it keeps you on the edge and it teaches you a lot of valuable lessons. Not only is it a great “by the pool” read, it is an amazing gift for a friend.


  • “When life gives you lululemons” by Lauren Weisberger

(For those who don’t know, Lululemon is a huge Canadian athletic apparel retailer, who is very popular among influencers and YouTube vloggers – this might be the reason Lululemon is so overpriced. )

This book is written by the same author who wrote “Devil wears Prada”, and it follows Emily Charlton in her business (and personal) endeavors after leaving Miranda Priestley’s office. If you loved the first book, this is the perfect follow-up. I’m currently reading it, I haven’t finished it, but I absolutely adore it!



  • “I am Malala” by Malala Yousafzai

To end this list, let’s end it in an educational way. “I am Malala” is an amazing book, written by Malala Yousafzai, a girl from Pakistan who stood up to for education and who was shot for it, by the Talibans. She lived and she told the story of her struggles, and I can only say that I am humbled and amazed by the power within that little girl.


That concludes my list for reading by the pool, but I’m pretty sure this list will only last me until mid-July, so I might make another list, soon 🙂


Imagineaza-ti scenariul asta: tu, stai langa piscina sau pe plaja, crema cu SPF 50 pe toata fata si corpul, ca sa nu te prajesti, un mojito intr-o mana si o carte in cealalta. Daaaaa….. asta e viata.

Dar ce se presupune sa citesti cand stai langa piscina? In opinia mea (ne)educata, ar trebui sa fie ceva usor de citit, dar care sa merite timpul investit – nu citi ceva doar pentru ca e popular (vezi postarea anterioara, “5 GRESELI PE CARE SA LE EVITI CAND CITESTI).

Deci, cauti recomandari? Pentru ca astea sunt:


  • “Ce fac cei mai de succes oameni, inainte de micul dejun” de Laura Vanderkam

Toata lumea isi incepe ziua cu micul dejun, nu? Fie ca e vorba doar de o cafea (pentru ca nu poti sa sari peste cafea, dimineata), tot mic dejun se pune. De ce sa nu incepi seria de citit cu o carte menita sa iti rearanjeze obiceiurile din prima parte a zilei?

E o carte scurta, pe care o poti termina dintr-o singura sesiune, dar care te va face sa te gandesti de doua ori la obiceiurile tale.


  • “Cine mi-a mutat branza?” de Spencer Johnson

Stiu ca nu vorbim despre soricei foarte des, in viata reala, dar aceasta carticica (spun “carticica”, pentru ca am terminat-o in 30 de minute – este atat de scurta). Aceasta carte este menita sa te invete importanta vitala a capacitatii de a gestiona schimbarile neasteptate.


  • “#Girlboss” de Sophia Amoruso

Cartea asta e mult mai lunga decat cele mentionate anterior, dar merita fiecare minut. Daca vrei sa citesti o carte scrisa de cineva care a deveni cineva pe fortele proprii, care a inceput de la zero, asta este cartea perfecta pentru tine. Este foarte bine scrisa, te lasa fara rasuflare, te tine in suspans si te invata o multime de lectii importante. Nu numai ca este o lectura minunata pentru piscaina, dar este si un cadou inspirat pentru o prietena.


  • “Cand viata iti da lululemons” de Lauren Weisberger

(Pentru cei care nu sunt familiarizati cu termenul, Lululemon este un retailer canadian de haine pentru atletism, care este foarte popular printre influenceri si vloggeri YouTube – acesta ar putea fi motivul pentru care preturile Lululemon sunt exorbitante.)

Cartea este scrisa de aceeasi autoare a cartii “Diavolul se imbraca de la Prada”, si o urmareste pe Emily Charlton in aventurile ei profesionale (si personale) dupa ce a parasit biroul Mirandei Priestley. Daca ti-a placut prima carte, aceasta e urmarea perfecta. In momentul de fata o citesc, nu am terminat-o, dar o ador!


  • “Eu sunt Malala” de Malala Yousafzai

La sfarsitul listei, am zis sa inchei intr-o maniera educationala. “Eu sunt Malala” este o carte incredibila, scrisa de Malala Yousafzai, o fetita din Pakistan care a sustinut educatia si care a fost impuscata pentru asta. A supravietuit, a spus povestea chinurilor ei, mai departe, si tot ce pot spune este ca ma simt umila si uimita, in fata ei, si a puterii care zace in fetita aceea.



Aici se incheie lista mea pentru lecturi langa piscina, dar sunt destul de sigura ca ma vor tine doar pana la mijlocul lui iulie, asa ca s-ar putea sa mai fac o lista, curand. 🙂


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