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Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis: A Review

Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies about Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be

Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies about Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be by Rachel Hollis
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

I bought this book at Target as an impulse buy. I didn’t know who the author was, but I liked the title, and the back of the book had quotes from familiar authors. So, I gave it a go.
There are some really great, encouraging chapters, like Chapter 2 about keeping commitments you make to yourself, which is something I really needed to hear. There are other chapters where she reveals some really hard parts of her life and how she came through them. Each chapter could really be read on its own, as each seems more like a standalone essay than a cohesive chapter book.
I did have some issues with it. She talks a lot about her accomplishments, and how those accomplishments give her the credibility to give advice. The credibility part didn’t bother me, but the fact that she mentioned it in each chapter at least once did. Also, there were some consistencies that were weird. She mentioned in one chapter that the reader may not believe in God, but in other chapters, she was obviously writing to a Christian audience.
Overall, it is a great book for someone who is needing some motivation for reaching their goals, but read it with a grain of salt. She does seem very genuine and caring about the person who will read the book, and while there were some things to glean from some of the chapters, as a whole just wasn’t for me at this point in my life.

March TBR

Since the books from Black History month worked out so well, I thought I would try to do it again for Women’s History Month.  Of course, I have a lot of books written by women, so I tried to whittle it down to the four books. It was really hard because there is so much I want to read. Here’s my final four.

Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis.  It’s funny because before I chose this book, I saw nothing but accolades for it, but after I chose it, I’ve been seeing a lot of harsher critiques.  I’m trying to go in with an open mind and make my own decision.

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett.  A friend recommended it a year ago and it has been sitting on my shelf for a while, so I’m finally going to read it.  I read a collection of her essays which were okay, but I’m hoping to enjoy her fiction more.

The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson.  The second book in the Truly Devious series.  I read the first on towards the end of last year so excited to continue this mystery!

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.  I’m a little intimidated about this book, but I really love Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights so I am interested to see how much I like her sister’s novel.

What are you reading this month?