Favorite Books

Good morning, friends! I really wanted to have another outfit post up, but yesterday was my day to shoot and unfortunately the weather was not very permitting. However, it did make for some perfect lazy reading weather. Thus, I compiled a very short list of some of my favorite books at the moment.

Lifestyle

 

Estée Lalonde is my favorite Youtuber and Beauty Blogger and my boyfriend knew that, so he surprised me with her book, Bloom, for my birthday. It was a relatively quick and easy read, but pleasurable in the sense that it flowed at a nice pace and was also extremely aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Estée took extreme care into the physicality of the actual book itself and almost every page is adorned with a picture that was carefully chosen to accommodate the text. 
 
As far as the content itself, it was really interesting to read more about Estée and her thoughts on life. She navigated through deep, personal issues such as body image and her experience with depression, which are topics that are typically not discussed in the YouTube sphere. She also touched on fashion, beauty, and interior decor, 3 passions both her and I share, so I really enjoyed these parts as well. I definitely recommend this book if you enjoy watching her videos or if you enjoy reading about life and style through a genuine voice.

Cooking

If I could choose to meet and have a chat with anyone in this world, it would be Anthony Bourdain. I think he is an amazing human being who has so much insight and wisdom about the world. Often times, I will grab a snack and throw on an episode of Parts Unknown – my ideal way to spend the day. His latest cookbook is Appetites, which is a hybrid of his professional experience as a chef and his worldwide travels. It’s a collection his favorite dishes that he believes everyone should know how to prepare. Although, I have not cooked anything from it yet (a future blog post, perhaps?), I quite enjoyed flicking through the pages and reading his personal anecdotes and absorbing the unique, eye-catching photographs inside.

All-time Favorite

It honestly would not be a favorites book list if I did not include a novel by Haruki Murakami. One of my goals in life is to read every single one of his books. This was actually the first book I read by him, but I decided to include it because I recently reread it and fell in love all over again. Murakami’s works are always reminiscent of a dream you might have had in the distant past. I think this particular story is a great first read if you’re new to Murakami because it totally draws you into his world and instantly hooks you.

Kafka on the Shore is about a teenage boy who runs away from his father in order to locate his mother and sister. Somehow, he finds up staying at this library with a woman named Miss Saeki. The book also tells the story of Nakata, an older man who locates lost cats. As the story unfolds, the two characters’ stories converge and their paths intertwine.

Memoir

Unfortunately, I do not have a photo of Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike, because I rented it from the library a couple of months ago. However, I needed to mention it because it was the best non-fiction book I have ever read in a long time. Phil Knight relives his early life as a runner and how this passion lead to the creation of multi-billion dollar company, Nike. I absolutely love the way he wrote and how there was never a dull moment in the storyline. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is passionate about the brand like I am or who enjoys s good success story.
Leave a comment below and let me know what your current favorite book is:

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47 Replies to “Favorite Books”

  1. I'm not familiar with Estée's channel, so I'll have to check her out now that you've mentioned your love for her! These books are all new to me as well, so I'll have to look into them, especially the cooking one, since I'm always looking for new recipes! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great weekend ahead!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

  2. I cannot tell you how refreshing this post is.
    I'm such a sucker for hard copy books and not into the kindle and e-books much. To sse them and feel them is so much more.
    Totally love your book choices and how you have categorised them babe!

    Great blog to by the way.Very stylish just like you!

    Followed you on BLOGLOVIN
    See you there!

    X❤X❤,
    Dimito Michiyo

    http://dimitomichiyo.blogspot.sg/

  3. I love discovering new great books so this post was a no brainer for me to read from start to finnish! Love your suggestions and as a food blogger, the Anthony Bourdain book is one I would get so fast. Can't wait to check it out myself!!

    Danielle | FollowMyGut.com <3

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