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Sunday, April 8, 2018

the books on my to read list

Since it has been a while since I have written a post like this,
I thought I would take a leap into my old days and write a 'wish list' type of post.
This one is unlike any I have previously done - this is about the books I wish to read.
I hope this inspires your wants book wise as much as mine.

1) Without doubt, Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote.
Breakfast at Tiffany's is my all time favourite movie (not even ashamed to admit I have watched it numerous times) and it's truly a shock I haven't read the book yet. Therefore it is right at the top of my to read list.

2) Talking to my daughter about the Economy written by Yanis Varofakis.
This book has nothing to do with the world of the fashion and beauty industry. However it caters my other interest - economics. I am fascinated to read what was written as a letter from a man to his daughter describing the history of Capitalism as well as the dangers of the 'religion with equations'.

3) How to be Parisian : Wherever you are is also a wanted book here. 
I am highly interested in reading this piece as it focuses on the French attitude and culture as well as fashion. Just everything French is so chic and classy.

4) The fourth book on this list is Fashion that changed the world. This is on here
as it focuses on the development in fashion over the years. I believe this would be an interesting read for me as I absolutely adore vintage clothing and many of the previous styles, finding out more about specific trends can allow me to widen that knowledge.

5) Ikigai is a book based on the Japanese 'secret' to a long and happy life.
 I highly doubt that reading this alone will increase my life span with a large impact however
I am deeply intrigued about reading other's life 'tips' shall we say, especially from a different culture.
Alongside the beautiful front cover, it was the meaning behind the title of the book that drew me in.
'Ikigai' is a Japanese concept meaning 'a reason for being', I think that learning how to discover more reasons to get out of bed in the morning is a truly lovely thing.

6) The last book on this list (for now) is You Do You by Sarah Knight.
I am interested in reading all of her books as they all have quite a powerful message within them but this one in particular has me in awe. One of the things I respect the most in life is the empowerment of helping one discover themselves and be who they truly are. This is why this book stands out to me. Through her humour and sassy writing, Knight empowers people to be who they are - what a beautiful thing to do.

K x