Recently I’ve been reading a lot less than normal because Homeland is now available to stream on Netflix UK. I didn’t watch the show when it first started on TV, so had a lot of catching up to do. And OMG, is it addictive or what?! I watched the first season in the space of three or four days, and worked my way through season two at a slightly slower pace as it wasn’t as exciting (to be honest, it hasn’t inspired me to carry on into season three. Is it worth it?)
Anyway, the point is I’ve been spending all my free time glued to Netflix these last two weeks, so I’ll be catching up on some reading this weekend. I’ve been dipping in and out of Hadley Freeman’s book of essays, Be Awesome, for the last month. Her writing has always appealed to me, and she’s one of my favourite Twitter personalities, so I knew I’d enjoy her guide to ‘modern life for modern ladies’. It’s not quite as entertaining as her last book, The Meaning of Sunglasses, but if you like sharp-witted feminist writing it’s worth picking up a copy.
Grace Coddington’s autobiography, Grace: A Memoir, is another book that I currently have on the go. Just like Homeland, I’m late to the game with this one, but it doesn’t make it any less enjoyable. So far I’m only two chapters in, but her personable writing style has already got me hooked. And the cheeky digs at Anna Wintour are incredibly entertaining!
I’ll also be digging further into Kit Lee and Shini Park’s fantastic style book, this weekend. Adorn: 25 Stylish DIY Fashion Projects is packed with beautiful photography and customisation ideas. I’m not great with DIY, but if I have time I’m going to try one or two of the easier projects – perhaps the scarf-wrapped purse strap.
And, finally, there’s Kiss Me First by Lottie Moggach. It’s a bit of a cheat, because I actually finished reading this novel weeks ago, but I wanted to recommend it to you anyway. Many of you have probably read it by now anyway, as it’s been on the bestseller lists for a while. It’s about a girl who takes over the virtual identity of a woman who wants to commit suicide without upsetting her family and friends. Obviously it doesn’t all go to plan (duh), and it’s really gripping. If you’re looking for a good book to take on holiday this is it!
What books are on your reading lists right now? Let me know and send any more suggestions my way…
P.S Also check out ‘Four Must-Read Books Written by Funny Ladies‘