With everything that happened in March, I am surprised that I managed to read any books. Full disclosure – I didn’t actually read this book. I listened to the audiobook. I’m not usually a fan of audiobooks; I find it hard to focus and comprehend what I’m hearing. But I’ve learned that nonfiction books are much easier to follow in the audiobook format. They’re sorta like a very long podcast.
I attempted to read quite a few books in March but I wasn’t able to finish them. I finally figured out how to check out ebooks and audiobooks from the public library via apps on my smart devices (#tardytotheparty) and I feel like I’ll never buy another book again. Ok, that last part isn’t true but it’s definitely really convenient to have so much literature at your fingertips. Welcome to the age of technology, folks!
Girl Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis – ★★★★☆
I have followed Rachel Hollis on Instagram for a long time. I was introduced to her through the She Percolates podcast and am drawn to her positivity and love for life. Rachel has written numerous books but Girl Wash Your Face is her first nonfiction book.
Each chapter covers a lie that Rachel (and most women) have told themselves at some point in their lives and how she overcame the lies to live her best life. There were so many truth bombs throughout the book but the one that stood out to me the most is this…
“Someone else’s opinion of you is none of your business.”
The audiobook is actually narrated by Rachel herself which really gives it that podcast feel. And while I really enjoyed listening to the audiobook (I listened on my afternoon walks with Emme and finished the book while making the drive over to Pensacola), I might actually buy a hardcopy and reread the book so I can make annotations. While I don’t think there was anything really profound in the book, there was quite a bit of advice that can be gleaned for women in any stage of life from single living to motherhood.