Hi guys! As I mentioned in my previous blog post, today I just wanted to share some of my favorite books that I’ve read and loved lately. Hope you enjoy this little reading list:) Happy weekend!
Reading books is my favorite way to learn about a new topic, and it’s been a while since I read a book so good I couldn’t put it down. “Into the Grey Zone” by Adrian Owen (here) was the best book I’ve read recently and for a long time. I know, it isn’t for everybody, but WOW! The human brain is such a fascinating subject! Definitely recommend it!
“One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter” by Scaachi Koul (here) is a fantastic and funny collection of essays about growing up the daughter of Indian immigrants in Canada. Pretty covers and catchy titles always have a way of getting to me, and again I wasn’t disappointed, because it was one of the most interesting books I have read this year:)
Lately, I find myself gravitating to books I can actually learn a little something from. Sometimes you can look to inspirational books to create a positive change in your life. “The Art of Thinking Clearly” by Rolf Dobelli (here) is a must read for anyone with important decisions to make, because if you want to make better choices in all aspects of your life, you are going to have to do things differently;)
“Three Wishes” by Liane Moriarty (here)- I like Liane Moriarty’s characters and I absolutely love her writing style. In my opinion, “Big Little Lies” is much better, but I have enjoyed this novel too. It was an easy, fast read. Great story, funny and touching at the same time, perfect for a long, relaxing evening.
“The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes from a Small Island” by Bill Bryson (here). If you enjoyed “Notes from a Small Island”, or if you’re already a great fan of Bill Bryson’s style and humor, you will love this book. He’s such a clever and interesting storyteller. Probably one of the most talented writers of history and science. “The Road to Little Dribbling” is not a typical travel guide, but it’s definitely a funny and interesting look at British life. I really had fun reading it:)
A few weeks ago, while doing a little Christmas shopping, I picked up some nice titles at Urban Outfitters, which is a great place to find unique presents and gift ideas for everyone on your list. So, starting off with an inspirational personal diary:
“Note to Self” by Connor Franta (here). I never heard of Connor before reading this book (I’m just not a YT person), but I was looking around the store for a present for my friend, and the cover of this book caught my eye. Once I started reading it, I found it very inspirational and really got into the story. Sometimes it’s sad, sometimes emotional and personal, but I really enjoyed it. I also liked the aestheticism of the book – nice layout, good quality of the paper, a lot of beautiful photos. It’s just a stunning combination of poetry, short essays and imagery.
“Nasty Galaxy” by Sophia Amoruso (here)- a scrapbook, a mood board, a coffee table book… I totally don’t know how I should describe it, but what I know for sure – this book is a piece of art! So different from “#Girlboss”, super colorful and eclectic, beautifully designed, full of inspirational photos, interviews, quotes and stories. If you are a creative person, you will love this book as much as I do, because it’s actually never finished, and you will always find new inspiration every time you open it.
“Milk and Honey” (here) and “The Sun and Her Flowers” (here) by Rupi Kaur. Ok, sometimes I feel like I’m the outsider when it comes to poetry, but there is something special about Rupi’s books. Her simple prose is incredibly deep and honest. Part of my evening ritual, after writing up my “Keel’s Simple Diary” journal, is to read a small portion from “Milk and Honey” and “The Sun and Her Flowers”, and what can I say? It’s absolutely amazing poetry collection!
“M Train” by Patti Smith (here) – it was my second Patti’s Smith memoir (the first one was “Just Kids”), and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I’ve always adored her music, and now I adore her writing even more. Definitely one of my favorite books I’ve read this autumn. It’s just so inspirational and truly beautiful. If you love Patti and want to hang out with her, drink a looooot of coffee and talk about travels, detective shows, literature, life and death, you won’t be disappointed.
“Glow. The Nutritional Approach to Naturally Gorgeous Skin” by Nadia Neumann (here). As I mentioned before, I really enjoy reading and taking notes on books that can actually teach me new things. I’m pretty obsessed with skin health lately, so I was super excited about getting this book. It’s just terrific, beautifully designed, filled with easy recipes, many helpful ideas, DIYs, and great informations about how to achieve healthy and glowy skin:)
*This is not a sponsored post. As always, all opinions are 100% honest and completely my own.