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TSC Book Club | by lauryn

tsc book club | by the skinny confidential - a list of recommended books! These must read books were hand picked by lauryn evarts founder of the skinny confidential


Let me start by saying that Michael & I have been thoroughly enjoying our vacation ( can you tell? HA! ).

Sometimes it’s good to get away, unplug, & get a little romantic. This was much needed & sometimes as a creative you need to step away to gain inspiration. & that’s exactly what I did for the past 10 days.

Anyway, since we’ve been in vacation mode, I’ve had A TON of time to read. Fun !

Because of that I figured I’d share some recent favorites: some before our trip & some during. You guys will love all of them especially since there’s a ‘flavor’ for everyone.

Ok, TSC Book Club coming at ya:

The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod:

The Miracle Morning is one of those books that can actually transform your life. Basically, the author gives you TONS of insight into centuries of research regarding morning rituals. You’ll learn how to create patterns that can transform your life, all because of your morning routine. It’s a must read for anyone that wants to reduce stress, become more productive, & overall improve your outlook on life. UM HELLO EVERYONE?

tsc book club | by the skinny confidential - a list of recommended books! These must read books were hand picked by lauryn evarts founder of the skinny confidential

Relentless by Tim S. Grover:

The title of this book describes it PERFECTLY. It’s all about learning how to get exactly what you want in life by being RELENTLESS. The author has worked with some of the most powerful & inspiring people of our time such as Michael Jordan & Kobe Bryant. This is one of my favorites because it’s all about being committed to your dreams & taking action towards your goals. NO BULLSHIT ADDED. Tim S. Grover is the real deal & tells it how it is. Mr. Michael Bosstick recommended this to me via one of his book club posts.

Down The Rabbit Hole by Holly Madison:

Such a juicy, boozy beach read. Holly goes into SERIOUS detail about what went down behind the scenes of Girls Next Door, specifically about the rules of the house, the dynamics with the other girls, & more. It’s a super fun read & definitely totally different than the first two books on this list. Always fun to switch up your reading list to keep things light. For the record, I read her first book too & it was equally as juicy.

tsc book club | by the skinny confidential - a list of recommended books! These must read books were hand picked by lauryn evarts founder of the skinny confidential

Ego Is The Enemy by Ryan Holiday:

LOVING this book ( << currently reading ). It’s all about how your views of yourself can help & hurt your life. It explains how if you want to achieve true greatness, you have to be able to put your ego aside. Definitely a great read if you’re thinking about starting a business! It will keep you focused on your goals & encourage you to remain humble in a healthy way.

Tox-Sick by Suzanne Somers:

WOW, Tox-Sick is one of the most informative health books I’ve read in a long time. Basically Suzanne shares all the top research about how toxins are increasingly present in today’s world, how they accumulate in the body, how they can harm the body & mind, & of course what you can do about it. You’ll learn tons of detox tips & tricks, PLUS the science to back it up. Definitely a great read if you’re interested in detoxing. As you know I shared Somers’ LIFE CHANGING HANGOVER CURE, & I’m just hooked! Basically Suzanne Somers is queen.

And there you have it. A little summer reading club for ya.

What are you guys reading? Would love some recommendations to add to the list!

Back to regular blog posting tomorrow night, looking forward to it. Some newness is live on iTunes: our latest podcast. Get excited because this episode is LIVE FROM FRANCE. We talk travel tips, Instagram stories VS Snapchat, & more about the whole jealousy topic.

Happy listening!

See ya tomorrow, lauryn, x


  1. Hi Lauryn,
    I’m actually writing to tell you how inspiring your latest podcast on travel is (I was looking around on the podcast page for a place to leave a comment, but I wasn’t seeing one). I’m a small-town girl from the Midwest who has always dreamed of bigger and better things but felt that they would always be out of my reach. Hearing about Alex Ciccolo’s and Michael’s sister’s experiences studying and living abroad has inspired me to commit to taking the plunge and making plans to move to Europe after I graduate from college in May. Thank you for that podcast, and I look forward to many, many more.
    P.S. I’ve been following your blog for years and absolutely adore it!
    xo, Rina

    1. AW you are SO sweet Rina!! I’m so happy that you are planning on going for it. Life is for living! Where do you think you will move? xx

  2. I love reading–especially in summer! thanks for all the great books to read! Some of my favorites that I just finished are Pretty Girls, What She Knew, Dark Places, and of course, American Babe! Hope you enjoy! xoxo

    1. I hope you enjoy these Lindsey. Let me know which one if your favorite! I am adding those to my list right now. Thanks

  3. I read Holly’s “Down the Rabbit Hole” and I am currently reading her book about her life after the playboy mansion in Las Vegas. I’ve been a Holly fan since watching Girls Next Door in high school and though I’m not an ex playmate (hehe) I find her voice so relateable! I’ve heard so many good things about The Miracle Morning, I need to pick it up after I finish the stack of books laying by my bed. So good to hear you had a great vacation, I just started listening to your podcast while I work and I think it is so entertaining!

    1. Aw thanks so much Jordyn! I know Holly has such a great voice! I’ll have to check out her other book. The Miracle Morning is definitely life changing. Highly recommend. What else are you reading? xx

  4. What do you do with all your books when you’re done with them? I’ve been trying to be better about giving books away to local book stores or handing them off to others. I’ll of course keep my favorites!

    1. I usually get them on ‘book apps’ so they are easy to store. Otherwise I’ll give them to my sisters, friends, etc. or I save them! Thanks for reading Kelly! xx

  5. Ah I have been wanting to read Ego is the Enemy – I am so glad you recommend it! Ego is something I think about A LOT, but always want to know more and understand more about it.

    Also Down the Rabbit hole – into it!

    Hope you’re having the best time!

    1. It’s fascinating and such a good read definitely check it out Krista! Tell me what you think after : ) xx

  6. Had to drop in and say that I just finished The Cartel, which I think you recommended a while ago and loved it! It took a while to get through the first part but the second part was so interesting! Totally can’t wait until they make a miniseries out of it.


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  7. Thanks for sharing Lauryn, I’ll have to check these out. I definitely want to read Holly’s book, I used to love Girls Next Door. I really enjoyed all of your snaps in France, new vacation goals for me! I’m going to LA in September, so I hope I run into you and Susan at the Polo Lounge ; )

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