Monday, March 30, 2020

Book Review: Unicorn Untamed

You're so lucky to be getting two book reviews from me today and I'm not ashamed to tell you I picked this one solely for the cover.

Unicorn Untamed - Lin Reynolds

We’ve all done things we’re not proud of.
We all struggle with emotions we’re ashamed of.
We all have darkness we try to hide.
What if you could learn the tools to take the bad shit...and turn it into a beautiful sparkle?
Unicorn Untamed takes you on a journey of messy, uncomfortable self-discovery with some hard truths to help you become a better version of yourself...your true unicorn self.

I've had a hard time with non-fiction as of late because I don't really enjoy someone telling me what I should do or give me lift lessons just because it worked for them. I'm not really a self-help gal, and while this book kind of fits into this category, I looked at it more like a memoir and that helped me enjoy it a little more.

In this book Lin Reynolds talks about her life and some of the hardships she's gone through, some self inflicted and some not, and talks about going through them but also giving reflection in hindsight. A lot of this had me reflecting on my own life because as she mentions, so many of us in our 20s were probably the worst version of ourselves, and I have to agree that was true for me as well. I struggle with a lot of the things that, even on this blog, I've talked about that are maybe not flattering to me, and certainly not things I feel or would say now. Do I delete all of that in embarrassment, or do I leave it there as proof of how far I have come? I think about that a lot.

I did enjoy this because Lin writes in a way that we can all identify why, probably because of her self professed ability to include others. Its clear from the beginning of the book that this is a nothing-held-back memoir and she isn't afraid to air the ugly if it can help put something in perspective for someone else, and I really enjoyed that.

Overall I would give this a 3.5 star, rounded to 4. It's funny, it reminds you of a good night out with some girlfriends that we all really need right now. We can't go out because we are all quarantined, but we can read this book and feel like we're sitting with a friend, but also learn something about ourselves along the way too.
Thank you to Social Butterfly PR and Lin Reynolds for having me on this tour and sending me a copy for review! All thoughts and opinions are my own, and this post contains affiliate links.

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