. WEEKEND READS: ECLECTIC MIX.
It’s been a while since I did a book club edit, and seeing as reading has become a bit of a quest of mine, I thought i’d share the new books i’ve been reading & those i’d recommend for a little light hearted weekend ‘me time’.
. HOW TO BE PARISIAN: CAROLINE DE MAIGRET
Now this book is probably one of the most hyped ‘fashion’ books of the last few months, It seemed to be the ultimate Christmas gift for style cruisaders & bloggers alike. After seeing all the hype I decided to treat myself to a copy, it was coffee table chic & hopefully a good read.
This book, of all the street style or personal style books I’ve bought and read (a lot) is one of the most thorough and in depth. It’s also a slightly different take on the usual ‘style book’, less about tips and tricks and more an insight into Caroline’s world & her thoughts on Parisians as a whole, and not just about style (which is what it says on the tin, so should be no surprise).
It’s witty, insightful & somewhat inspirational, if that effortful effortless Parisian lifestyle is something you admire. Definitely worth a read, comparable in editorial style to Alexa Chungs IT in my opinion.
. SHED DECOR: SALLY COULTHART .
This book is a little left wing, but if you’re into home decor, and in particular, garden decor then this book is such a fab read & makes a good coffee table flick through (which is always a bonus).
My family and I refurbed & decorated our own shed a couple of years ago (check it out here) and so this book was of real interest and inspiration to me. I love seeing transformations, and a beautiful garden shed is such a fabulous way of enjoying summers in the garden (i’ve been obsessed with the TV show Britains Best Shed). The book has such an eclectic mix of sheds, locations & designs that you can’t help but want to create your own mini sanctuary after reading it.
. THREE AMAZING THINGS ABOUT YOU: JILL MANSELL .
Jill Mansell is one of my favourite chick lit authors, I cherish time out to sit and indulge in one of her novels & her collection of books along with Cecilia Ahern’s fill my bookshelves. At this stage I think i’ve probably read them all. Every time she brings out a new book it’s immediately bought & added to my reading list.
I made myself a pact this year to start reading more on my commute to work, I did okay as the year kicked off, but have been slacking a little since. So this Jill Mansel book will be started on Monday, and will be coming with me skiing next week where i’ll have more time to indulge in a little escapism & holiday reading (my favourite thing to do).
Three books, all very different, but all definitely worth a little weekend reading. I’d love to know if you’ve read any of these or have any other books you’d recommend. I’m already curating my next book club edit, as i’ve also bought a few more books since this (Refinery 29 Street Style, probably my favourite style book yet & of course more food books, becomes I am literally obsessed).
Happy Sunday x