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7 New Books To Read This Spring

A new season means many new release books! I love bringing these lists to you every few months with new titles of what is coming out in the self-development, career, and financial spaces. 

Here ‘s a quick look at seven new books to read this spring! 

7 New Books To Read This Spring

1. Cosmic Health by Jennifer Racioppi

Jennifer is a transformational coach and professional astrologer who has counseled thousands of people—including creatives, celebrities, C-level corporate leaders, seven-figure entrepreneurs, and everyone in between—through her one-on-one practice, online group programs, and live public speaking classes. 

2. Stop Drifting by David R. Ibarra

“Stop Drifting” is an allegorical story about finding success, both in business and in life. For Tom Stanley, a slightly overweight lost soul, life has lost its luster. Rather than face the daily grind of life working at his Chevrolet dealership, he’d rather sleep his days away. Just when Tom’s malaise seems like it can’t get any worse, a chance meeting with fellow car dealership owner Daniel Santos changes everything. Tall, tan, and fit, Daniel is renowned for his success and decides to take Tom under his wing. Under Daniel’s guidance, not only does Tom train to run his first marathon but also learns what it takes to turn his business into a success. 

3. Wait: A Love Letter to Those in Despair by Cuong Lu

Written as a love letter to those in pain, Wait encourages us to seek out a path to peace and freedom from suffering. Cuong Lu, a long-time disciple of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, personally witnessed a shooting while fleeing Vietnam in 1975. The memory of this trauma prompted him to dedicate his life to sharing the wisdom of deep listening, finding understanding, and in his words, “defusing the bombs in our hearts.” We have waited long enough for the violence to stop. Now is the time to help turn the tide, interrupt the cycle of violence, and create a world where love and understanding thrive.

4. The Night Before the Morning After by Scott Newman

The Night before the Morning After is a rock and roll diary of Newman’s wild life and times. Beginning in Antibes, the story brings readers to New York, New Jersey, D.C., Paris, and Jordan. Between outrageous travel stories, improbable encounters, and scandalous romantic entanglements, Newman offers a behind-the-scenes expose and critique of life at an elite boarding school and at Princeton. It’s Salinger meets Easton Ellis meets Bukowski, written by and for the iPhone generation. It is at once a portrait, critique, and celebration of the American experience in the 21st century.

5. Careful-ish by Honey Parker

Overeating. Oversharing. Overindulging. Over. It. All. Too much Zooming, not enough social distancing. Add some delicious cocktails. What could go wrong? In Honey Parker’s new novel Careful-ish we meet six friends who are COVID quarantining in The Greatest City on Earth. They struggle to nurture their social lives, pay the bills, sustain relationships, maintain standards of sanity and sanitizing, discover a sense of purpose, and maybe, just maybe, still have sex. 

We meet this group of friends through the standing weekly cocktail date that they are determined to maintain while being socially distant and, well, careful-ish. You’ll fall in love with the nice Jewish fledgling TV news chick with a boss who keeps dumping her purse into the green reporter’s lap; the African-American financial young gun who’s trying to not quit before he gets fired; his white punk roommate, a mathematician turned chef whose out-of-work antics could drive anyone crazy; the hard-edged Chinese-American floral designer who leans out her window to fight with the socially-distanced consumers standing in line for the supermarket; her post-hippie hairstylist/roommate/landlord, who now sports an article in front of her name and is getting a special “package” from the parcel delivery guy; and the token ne’er-do-well – this one living abroad in an apartment in the Middle East that features an obstacle course he’s set up in the hope of audition for American Ninja Warrior.Who knew people in lockdown could create so much drama?

6. The Lonely Century by Noreena Hertz

A bold, hopeful, and thought-provoking account by “one of the world’s leading thinkers” (The Observer) of how we built a lonely world, how the pandemic accelerated the problem, and what we must do to come together again 

Drawing on a decade of research and firsthand reporting, Hertz explores the impact of loneliness not only on our mental and physical health, but also on our communities, our workplaces, and the choices we make at the ballot box. Never has loneliness been more pervasive, she writes, but never has there been more that we can do about it.

Offering bold solutions ranging from compassionate AI to innovative models for urban living to new ways of rebuilding the infrastructure of community and reinvigorating our schools and neighborhoods, The Lonely Century is a hopeful and empowering vision for how to heal our fractured society and restore connection in our lives.

7. Wild Business by Sigourney Belle

Wild Business ​is a guidebook meant to educate people, especially women, about taking the power, freedom, and respect that comes with having their own business and being their own boss, without losing themselves in the process.

Written by Australian entrepreneur, Sigourney Belle, the book pushes back on the old paradigm of masculine-derived business models and ​all of the ways we’re told to do business. Instead, Belle offers practices for discovering what is authentic for us and helps readers uncover answers to very simple questions including “​what is my creative genius”​ and “​what am I truly here to do,”​ with tools to then create from that foundation to build a thriving business that’s organic, without coming from a place of forced pressure, burnout and stress.

About the Author

Nicole Booz

Nicole Booz is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of GenTwenty, GenThirty, and The Capsule Collab. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and is the author of The Kidult Handbook (Simon & Schuster May 2018). She currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and two sons. When she’s not reading or writing, she’s probably hiking, eating brunch, or planning her next great adventure.


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