If you are a true book lover, you know that you don’t have to read just one book at a time, and you are always looking for an excuse to read multiple books at once. Even if you aren’t a huge reader, there are four genres of books that I believe every girl should be reading from to be the best, most well-rounded version of herself.

Classic/Fiction/Pleasure

I believe you should always be a reading a book that you want to read. This way, even if you don’t feel like reading anything else, you can always have that book you are interested in to fall back on. Reading improves your vocabulary, exercises your mind and increases your knowledge, even if you don’t realize it. A book you want to read doesn’t have to be classic or fiction, but for most people, a book for pleasure reading will probably fall into one of these categories. If you need suggestions for good books to read check out FFL’s 30 Classics to Read by 30, join FFL’s 2019 Reading Challenge, or take the quiz Which Classic American Novel Should You Read Next.

Faith/Spirituality

If you are a woman of faith, as most of us here at FFL are, I believe that you should always be reading at least one book, which will increase your knowledge and understanding of the Lord and your faith. I’m not talking about your Bible or a devotional book, although your Bible should be read daily – probably more than any other books, and I strongly encourage the use of devotional books. I’m talking about a book that will challenge you and help you to grow in the knowledge of your faith. It doesn’t matter what denomination you are, it doesn’t matter if you are Catholic or Jewish. I highly recommend Uninvited by Lysa Terkeurst. I am currently reading Crazy Love by Francis Chan. It is super challenging so far!

Career

No matter what your dream career is, whether it be politics, journalism, or fashion,there are tons of books out there which will help you as you dive into the world of professionalism. I recommend, reading Leave Your Mark by Aliza Licht and Making the Case by Kimberly Guilfoyle. If you are looking for more suggestions check out FFL’s 10 Books Every Girl Boss Should Have On Her Bookshelf.

Government/Politics/History

Most of us here at FFL aspire to a career in journalism or politics. Thus, I believe that it is beneficial to furthering our careers to continually expand our knowledge in these areas. I know that many of us are history lovers as well, and even if you aren’t a history nerd, a knowledge of history is important to working in government and politics, or even journalism if that is your area of interests. A knowledge of history is especially beneficial to political journalists. Even historical fiction is great to read if that is more appealing to you. A few suggestions to get you started include The Briefing by Sean Spicer, and How To Be Right by Greg Gutfeld, or Andrew Jackson and The Miracle of New Orleans by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yeager.

You won’t regret reading books in each of these genres. Whether you are reading four books at once, or read one book at a time, pick up a book and start reading.

Katie Z
Contributor