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Best Books For Introverts: 4 That Every Introverted Glamour Girl Needs to Read!

GlamorousĀ may seem like a strange word to describe introverts, but it is actually an accurate way to describe a lot of us. The stereotype is that we are plain, boring, and unexciting people, but many of us are very creative and have numerous ways of expressing ourselves. Some of us paint, some of us sing, and some of us use our style – from delicately designed nails to eye-catching shoes.

For introverts, being glamorous isn’t just liking to wear makeup or nice clothes, it is literally our form of expression. So with that in mind (and being the introverted glamour girl that I am), I decided to share with you some of the best books for introverts, especially for our special breed šŸ˜‰

Best Books For Introverts: 4 That Every Introverted Glamour Girl Needs to Read!

The Irresistible Introvert by Michaela Chung

All of the books on this list have changed my life in some way, but this one has done so the most. Being an introvert can be so confusing sometimes and this book has answered most, if not all, of the questions I have ever had about myself. From internal demons to external struggles, this book touches on it all.

The author also makes this book even more enjoyable. Michaela Chung isĀ a stylish blogger with a love for salsa dancing and traveling – she’s just like us! I have to read her book with a highlighter in-hand because of the numerousĀ statementsĀ of value and inspiration. This is simply a must-read for introverts.

 

Best Books For Introverts: 4 That Every Introverted Glamour Girl Needs to Read!

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L Frank Baum

Anyone who knows me knows about my endless love for The Wizard of Oz. That’s not only because I could watch the 1939 film on repeat and not get tired of it, but because I really do love the story itself.

There is a reason this tale has endured in the midst of countless others – from the quirky characters to those beautiful silver slippers that every little girl wishes she could grab right out of the book and try on for herself. But for introverts, the aspect of the unsuspecting hero is what really resonates.

The Wicked Witch of the West underestimated the power of a young shy girl and let’s face it, a lot of people don’t expect much from us either!Ā This story encourages us to do the “impossible”, but it is also about appreciating what we have and never taking advantage of the ones who love us the most. Us introverts need that reminder sometimes as we can be so over-critical of ourselves.

 

Best Books For Introverts: 4 That Every Introverted Glamour Girl Needs to Read!

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

I had no idea what this book was about until I started reading it, which happened to be during a time in my life when I really needed it. I won’t give awayĀ the details of the story, but one of the main themes revolves around pursuing your Personal Legends. These are essentially dreams that you must realize or else your life will end up being miserable and unsatisfying.

The book emphasizes that if everyone in the world made a point to pursue their Personal Legends, the world would be a much happier and successful place. Us introverts have so much to offer the world yet we are underrated, underestimated, and pressured to change our ways. This book will encourage you to ignore the negativity and remain true to yourself and your dreams because ultimately that is what will make a difference in the world.

 

Best Books For Introverts: 4 That Every Introverted Glamour Girl Needs to Read!

Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

I saved the best for last! Miss Rumphius is undoubtedly my all-time favorite book. It is a totally underrated children’s book about female independence, determination, kindness, and always looking fabulous.

The story is about Alice Rumphius who was told by her grandfather as a young girl that she must accomplish three things in life: to live beside the sea, travel to faraway places, and to do something that will make the world more beautiful. Alice accomplishes all of this and moreĀ from working as a librarian to traveling to tropical islands and jungles. She lives the rest of her life residing by the sea and anonymously planting flowers throughout her town.

I love this book not only because Alice travels the world and makes the world more beautiful, but also because there is no mention of a male partner! I am not one of those “anti-men” feminists, but I do love that this woman is portrayed as an independent, successful, and oh-so glamorous woman!

 

That is my list of the best books for introverts that have spoken to me in a special way. I am no book connoisseur so if you have any suggestions for this list, let me know in the comments!


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5 Comments

  • Reply Tianna

    lovely picks! I love The Alchemist and I was so obsessed with Wizard of Oz as a kid! xx Tianna

    January 12, 2017 at 11:54 am
    • Reply nicoledarosa

      Glad you enjoyed! Thanks for stopping by šŸ™‚

      January 12, 2017 at 5:57 pm
  • Reply Juliet

    Great recommendations! I’m definitely going to go pick these up. Introverts unite!

    February 23, 2017 at 7:52 am
  • Reply Juliet

    I’ve been an introvert my whole life and I’m finally starting to branch out. I took on a sales job and forced myself to get out there. It was one of the best experiences I’ve had. Thanks for a great post. It’s always hard to find books on the benefits of being introverted.

    February 23, 2017 at 7:54 am
    • Reply nicoledarosa

      I think working in an environment like sales is great for introverts. My philosophy is that introverts should learn how to be successful without pretending to be extroverts all the time! I worked as a sales associate in a shoe store and it was definitely a challenge but it helped me learn more about myself and how I can interact with the world. So glad you enjoyed the piece! Come back soon!

      February 23, 2017 at 8:37 pm

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