Posted in Books

Book Review: The Minimalist Babe by Lola R. Marie

About the book

Lola is every bit the minimalist babe – she lives simply, is intelligent and sassy, emotional and strong, calm and composed. Realizing that less is more, she traded in material possessions to focus on what was truly important to her. Lola’s inspiring guide delivers real-world advice on how to consume less, clear out clutter, find authenticity, and live a life based on freedom. It is a sincere attempt to help those who want to end their obsession with stuff.

Echoing the thoughts behind Leonardo da Vinci’s quote that “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication,” this book teaches you how to value the simple things. From learning to declutter and live with less to living life with passion, good health, and great relationships. The Minimalist Babe is for anyone who desires a more intentional life. Drawing from real-life experiences, it is filled with stories that will teach you step-by-step how to be: authentic, self-assured, calm and composed, mindful, minimal and self-sufficient, financially stable, purposeful, free, healthy and happy.

So what are you waiting for?

About the author

Lola Ray Marie loves to write, bathe in sunrays and ponder the mysteries of life. She is also the author of “A Morning Routine”, her debut Self-Help book. You can find her on her website, Goodreads, and Instagram.

Review

An ARC of the book was graciously provided in exchange for an honest review.

What I Enjoyed

The cover and design of the book really drew me to reading it. The cover is absolutely gorgeous, and very well designed.

I liked the mini take-action summaries at the end of each chapter. They provided an effective conclusion to recap key ideas, and made it easy for you to implement them.

In general, many of the points presented in this book resonated with me pretty well, and I agreed with most of the author’s suggestions. Living a minimalist life is something that we should really consider and strive for, and this book will help you find great ways to do just that.

Decluttering, for example, seems like a trivial thing to do. But reading the first few chapters of this book motivated me to declutter and reconsider whether I really needed something the next time I was doing some organizing/cleaning.

Critiques

Overall, I felt that this book was rather prescriptive. There needed to be greater exploration of ideas rather than statements and descriptions. Often times I felt that this book lacked the motivation and power behind effective self-help books. Nonetheless, there were many great ideas presented here, I just feel that the execution of the writing in this book could be improved.

2 thoughts on “Book Review: The Minimalist Babe by Lola R. Marie

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.