Book Club #2- Lean In

Hey loves!

Last month we read the book  Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie  (here) and some of you shared your opinions on the book. Also, we mentioned what book we would be reading for the month of April so that we could continue the conversation. This month we chose Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg since it is a book that was critically- acclaimed and has much needed advice for young people, especially women.

Bellow are our reviews:

Di’s Opinion:

General Thoughts:

The book opened up my mind to certain things I had not noticed before. There are many things that I thought I did because of my personality or because of how I was raised, but some can just be because of society. Besides, it made me notice the power of words, especially with children.

Positive Feedback:

I liked how she used her experiences to clarify the points she made. Furthermore, I liked how she used both her mistakes and successes which made her situation more plausible and easier to relate to.

Negative Feedback:

I am not sure whether it is because I was busy with school or not (exams are right around the corner), but I had a hard time finishing the book. I had a hard time keeping my interest in the book which may be because it is not the genre of book that I usually read.

Final Review:

3 stars (out of 5)

Why you should read this book:

You should read it to get inspired about having your own business or even to see where certain decisions you make can take you.

Elle’s Opinion:

General Thoughts:

It motivated me even more to consider entrepreneurial opportunities for young people, considering how difficult the job market is for young people nowadays. So the book inspired me to create opportunities for myself.

Positive Feedback:

I liked how she talked about making scary decisions at times, since there are times that I am too cautious. Even more, knowing where she is today after her diverse experience, it motivated me since I do not like the idea of having the same job my whole life.

Negative Feedback:

I usually do not like this genre of book, so I easily got distracted.

Final Review:

4 stars (out of 5)

Why you should read this book:

It’s perfect to inspire you to make certain decisions and have a positive attitude for your future plans.

Ci’s Opinion:

General Thoughts:

The book was really well written and touched upon certain topics that are relevant for young people getting into the workforce. Also, it was a book with a theme that in my opinion is feminist without focusing only on the women’s side.

Positive Feedback:

I loved the advice given, especially since it incorporated various aspects of our life, like family, work, among others. I have even been trying to use some of the advice on my daily life.

Negative Feedback:

As much as the book touched upon certain touchy subjects and things that women go through, in a way it focused a lot on caucasian women in a developed country filled with opportunities. Not every woman has the privilege of studying at Harvard, work for Google or Facebook. So in a certain way it was hard to take some of the advice since her stories were not a reflection of most women.

Final Review:

4 stars (out of 5)

Why you should read this book:

This book mentions many topics that in my opinion are important for future business women and entrepreneurs. Moreover, it is great for people that want a different perspective of how to have a business that is inclusive regardless of sex or life choices.


As for the book chosen for the month of May!

(drumroll please)

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (here)

Hopefully by May 1oth we will all have read the book and you can also share your review. If you read any of the two books, let us know in the comments as well.

As always, don’t forget to follow us on Instagram at di.elle.ci, Twitter at @dielleci or our Facebook page at DiElleCi.

xoxo,

-DiElleCi (DLC)

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