2019 Summer Reading List: Nealy’s Top Picks

Pour yourself a drink, grab a book, and kick up your feet for an afternoon of enjoyment. Every year, I share a new summer reading list. Check it out!

It’s summer vacation! Now is your chance to pour yourself a drink, pick up a good book, and kick up your feet to chill for an afternoon of enjoyment. Every year, I share a new summer reading list. Here are my top picks this year!

Summer Reading

FOOD YOU WANT For The Life You Crave

C’mon … you know I have to start with my own book! Inside this cookbook, you’ll find so much more than recipes. I mean, sure, there are 100+ recipes inside. And each one is paired with flexible flips so you can transform those 100+ recipes into 1,000 different dishes (ummmm … that’s a lot of food!). But it doesn’t end there. In each chapter, I’ve also peppered in advice to make your kitchen time, family time, and life in general, less stressful and more enjoyable. Don’t just take my word for it — check out the 50+ 5-star reviews on Amazon!

Breakfast: The Most Important Book About The Best Meal Of The Day 

Speaking of food, are you a breakfast lover? If you’re the type of person who could eat breakfast foods for breakfast, lunch, and dinner then add this book to your reading list. With entertaining stories, answers to popular questions (like, why is toast from a diner so damn delicious?), and recipes, this book looks like a breakfast-lovers bible! In full disclosure, I haven’t read it yet, but it’s on its way. If the recipes don’t suit your dietary preferences then grab a copy of my book and learn how to become a flexible chef so you can adapt any recipe to suit your diet!

My Morning Routine: How Successful People Start Every Day Inspired 

If you’re a regular reader here at The Flexible Chef then you may have heard me talk about the benefits of rising before the sun and creating a productive morning routine. What you do in the morning sets the tone for your entire day ahead, so spend your time wisely! If you’re in need of some morning motivation, this book has got you covered! It’s really a comprehensive guide that shows you how to get into a routine that works for you, so that you can develop the habits that move you forward. Whether you want to boost your productivity, implement a workout or meditation routine, or just learn to roll with the punches in the morning, this book can help!

Farsighted: How We Make The Decisions That Matter The Most 

Confronted with a big decision and no idea what to do? Let’s face it, life-altering choices (like where to live or what to believe in) can be stressful to make. But, New York Times Best-Selling Author Steven Johnson is offering up some powerful decision-making insights that may just help make the process easier on you. In his book, Farsighted, Johnson shares compelling stories that reveal how we make certain decisions and why.

The “Me, Me, Me” Epidemic: Step-By-Step Guide To Raising Capable, Grateful Kids In An Over-Entitled World

Kids may not come with a manual, but this book is pretty close to it! Inside, author and parenting expert Amy McCready set out to break the entitlement epidemic by offering up real-world advice for raising respectful and polite kids. It’s a guide we can all learn from. Because, seriously, if you’re a mom then probably you’ve dealt with your fair share of public temper tantrum and bribe wars that go a little something like this, “If you do ____ then I’ll give you ____.”

The Confidence Code: The Science and Art Of Self-Assurance — What Women Should Know 

Are you the happy, confident woman you hope to be? Or do you swing to the other extreme where doubt, fears, and negative self-talk hold you back? In The Confidence Code, journalists Katty Kay and Claire Shipman give us a closer look at confidence both from a genetic and personal attitude perspective. They interview the world’s leading psychologists, along with women leaders in politics, sports, the military, and the arts. Pick up a copy for yourself — it’s worth a read!


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