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Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis


Girl, Wash Your Face
By Rachel Hollis

Published: February 2018
Published by: Audible Audio
Format Read: Audiobook, Audible
Genre: Non-fiction, Memoir, Self-help

Rating: 4/5


With wry wit and hard-earned wisdom, popular online personality and founder of founder Rachel Hollis helps readers break free from the lies keeping them from the joy-filled and exuberant life they are meant to have.

Founder of the lifestyle website and CEO of her own media company, Chic Media, Rachel Hollis has created an online fan base of hundreds of thousands of fans by sharing tips for living a better life while fearlessly revealing the messiness of her own. Now comes her highly anticipated first book featuring her signature combination of honesty, humor, and direct, no-nonsense advice.

Each chapter of Girl, Wash Your Face begins with a specific lie Hollis once believed that left her feeling overwhelmed, unworthy, or ready to give up. As a working mother, a former foster parent, and a woman who has dealt with insecurities about her body and relationships, she speaks with the insight and kindness of a BFF, helping women unpack the limiting mind-sets that destroy their self-confidence and keep them from moving forward.

From her temporary obsession with marrying Matt Damon to a daydream involving hypnotic iguanas to her son’s request that she buy a necklace to “be like the other moms,” Hollis holds nothing back. With unflinching faith and tenacity, Hollis spurs other women to live with passion and hustle and to awaken their slumbering goals.

Source: Goodreads

My Thoughts

Girl, Wash Your Face is one of those books that I’ve heard both good reviews and bad reviews for. Basically it was one that I had to read (or in this case listen to) and form my own opinion.

Surprisingly this book drew me in immediately with the prologue or letter to the reader. I knew that if I could be so affected by the introduction that rest of the book is bound to be a worthwhile read. And what do you know, I was able to take a lot away after completing it. Perhaps it was because I read it at a time in my life when I was on the cusp of big change. It turned out to be exactly what I needed and the confidence and motivation I felt was a wonderful feeling.

While I was able to understand the points made in those negative reviews, I was able to take what I needed from Rachel Hollis’s story and turn it into a positive listening experience.

Challenges · Currently Reading · Recommendations · Wrap-ups

Monthly Wrap-up: November 2019

Total Books Read in November: 3
Total Books Read in 2019: 34

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Scarlet Feather
By: Maeve Binchy

Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Rating: 3.5/5
Quick Thoughts: I was surprised how much I enjoyed reading this book as the last book I attempted by this author, I decided not to finish. I liked following along the ups of downs of starting a catering company with Tom and Cathy. The inclusion of the twins story gave some much needed comic relief to the book. I would recommend Scarlet Feather to fans of the author Maeve Binchy.

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Body of Proof
By: Darrell Brown & Sophie Ellis

Genre: True Crime, Non-fiction
Rating: 5/5

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A Certain Age (A Certain Age, #1)
By: Beatriz Williams

Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery, Romance
Rating: 3.5/5



The Summer Retreat (Moonlight Harbor, 3)
By Sheila Roberts

Genre: Contemporary fiction, Series
NOTE: I was sent a copy of The Summer Retreat by Sheila Roberts, from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

The Stats

Total Number of Books Read: 3
Total Number of Fiction: 2
Total Number of Non-Fiction: 1
Total Books Sent for Review: 1 DNF
Total Books Read from My Shelves: 2
Total Library Books Read: 1

Formats Read

Physical Books: 2
eBooks: 0
Audio Books: 1

Challenge Update

2019 New Release Challenge: 1
2019 TBR Jar Challenge:

December TBR

I recently moved into my new home and all of my books including my TBR Jar books that I haven’t read yet, are still packed away. I’m hoping to dig them out as soon as I have a chance, but as of now I’m not 100% sure of when that will be. I do hope to get to some holiday books this month and to finish up my Goodreads Reading Challenge.

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