One of my resolutions this year was to read more non-fiction. We’re a couple of months into the year now and I haven’t managed to read even one yet! I’m doing very well reading fiction though, and I joined Goodreads last week which is a game changer! I love being able to keep track of what I’ve read and get some good recommendations. I tend to read fiction on my kindle, but buy physical copies of non-fiction since they often look appealing – ones I’m happy to have on my bookshelf. Print isn’t dead yet!
Books I’ve read recently
Lily Allen – My thoughts exactly
I loved this book. I’m a big fan of autobiographies mainly because I’m super nosey, but also because I love a true story. I think it’s really interesting hearing her side of the story when we have only seen what’s in the press. Bonus points that the cover is beautifully designed. I’ve also recently read Melanie Brown’s ‘Brutally Honest’ and James’ Corden’s ‘May I have your attention please?’.
Together – Julie Cohen
I read the first chapter of this book hungover on New Years Day. I was a complete wreck! A lovely story about love, with an interesting twist at the end. I really enjoyed this book although I saw after reading that the reviews actually weren’t that great!
What would the Spice Girls do? – Lauren Bravo
Anything Spice Girls related has my vote. I’m actually only half way through but I’m loving reading how the Spice Girls made such an impact. When I was 9 they were everything to me – they were my first introduction to pop music so it definitely influenced my childhood and teenage years in a big way.
The Wrong Knickers – Bryony Gordon
After absolutely loving Dolly Alderton’s book, I was looking for something similar and stumbled on this one by Bryony Gordon. I didn’t love it as much as Dolly’s though. Bryony is writing about a very difficult time in her life and I just didn’t enjoy reading about it before I went to sleep.
Crazy Rich Asians – Kevin Kwan
This had so many good reviews that I was very keen to enjoy it, however I just found it too confusing. There are so many characters and long descriptions that I just got a little bored. However I watched the film and really loved it, so I might try again with the book now I can visualise it all a little better.
Books I’m yet to read
Feminists don’t wear pink – Scarlett Curtis
I’m enjoying dipping in and out of this book, some really interesting stories from interesting women.
Little Black Book – Otegha Uwagba
This book has had great reviews, being sold as a must-have for working women.
Hey is one of my favourite design studios so I was very excited to receive this for Christmas. I can’t wait to look at the beautiful work. More of a coffee table book, I can’t look at it before bed as I’ll get too inspired and excited!
On the loom – Maryanne Moodie
This book has some beautiful inspiration and guides for loom weaving. I really want to get back into weaving – I have so much wool to get through!
Washing up is good for you – Dept Store for the mind
A book that inspires us to take pleasure in the every day tasks. This is a beautifully calming book – perfect for before bed.