Here are some of my early 2016 book picks or as I call them book loves 🙂 In the past couple of months I’ve read and listened to so many books, and I love many of them now. I thought I’d share some of them with you.
This mini book was a gift from a dear friend, and I literally keep it on my night stand now. I love to read a few pages right before I go to sleep, and whilst falling asleep I think about what I’ve read. It’s a good book for someone who’s looking to start bringing mindfulness to their everyday life but in a gentle and smooth manner.
THINK LIKE AN ARTIST by Will Gompertz
I picked this book up before a very long train ride for some light entertainment. Well, it was a good choice. Such a positive and unusual outlook on different artists from Vicent Van Gogh to Marina Abramovic. The book is full of funny little stories about all sorts of artists and interesting thoughts on the way that artists should present themselves in the world of business. Perfect for anyone interested in the practical side of art 🙂
How to be PARISIAN wherever you are by Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline De Maigret, and Sophie Mas
I must say straight away – this book is not a direct manual on to how to become a Parisian, it’s more of an extremely entertaining read about the WAY that Parisians think and it has a few unwritten (until now!) rules of their general behaviour model. It is sprinkled throughout with recipes, pictures, quotes, beautiful drawings and funny stories. Because it was written by four different women, it is very colourful and each page has different feel and mood to it… I’m basically in love with this book.
FACE PAINT by Lisa Eldridge
Well, let’s just take a moment to appreciate the impossible beauty of this book. It literally screams: Look at me, touch me, go through my pages, enjoy my cover 🙂 It’s simply beautiful! I think Lisa did an amazing job on putting this beauty together, (with editors’ help I assume). The amount of information they managed to put in one book is incredible. Every time I have a few minutes to spare, I go and read it. So much history and science behind something that I love so much – make up. I know that Lisa is also very passionate about make up; her blog, youtube channel and entire career are targeted to show women of all ages, how bloody beautiful they are. But this book is a little different, this book is about the progress that the beauty industry is making, it’s about how some brands were created and the amazing women that were muses for millions all over the world over the years.
I hope you found some inspiration here today. Please share with me your favourite book picks, I would love to know what are you guys reading. xx