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May 26, 2017
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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29 comments on "Favorite Books"
  1. These books all look great! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. How nice!! I've been reading the life changing magic of tidying up and it is so helpful!

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  3. Great post, thanks for sharing :) I love reading and these sound like good books!

    Camille xo

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  4. I watch too much YouTube every day and never heard of that YouTuber! Thanks for sharing, I'll check her out.

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  5. 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!

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  6. These all sound like good reads! So sweet of your boyfriend to get you Bloom!

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  7. SO sweet your bf got you Bloom! Love these kinds of round up posts! I've been slacking with my reading game, but the last book I read--The Secrets You Keep--was a good page-turner if you like mystery-thrillers :)

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  8. Great tips, thanks for sharing!

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  9. 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!

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  10. These are all great suggestions Keri! I really want to read the Kafka on the Shore novel now, I think it'll be a great read by the pool on a warm sunny day, don't you think? Anyhow, have a wonderful long weekend ahead! :) xo~ Lena
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  11. 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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  12. I love reading books! I just wish that I had more time on my hands! Thanks for sharing this list! These look like a great read! :) <3 Have a great weekend!
    xx
    Shivangi
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  13. Will be adding these books to my reading list!

    xx Jennifer
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  14. wow, thanks for the recommendations! ester's book has been out for SO LONG but i have still yet to get my hands on it!! hopefully soon ��!

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  15. Lovely selection even thought I don't think I have ever read any of these books.
    Have a great one!

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  16. Sounds good you finished the book in free time..... I also love to read books

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  17. I like these suggestions! I will definitely check them out :)

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  18. Bloom is a book I still need to get my hands on. As for Murakami he seriously is an amazing author haven't read the one you mentioned and as for the memoir about the founder of Nike is also on my list of books to read.

    Nathalie
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  19. Thanks for the recommendations! I need to give these a look next time I'm on my kindle :)
    xx Courtney // https://courtneylivin.com

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  20. thanks for sharing girl
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  21. Those books sound great !

    thks for sharing

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  22. Thank you Keri for sharing your favorite books! I haven't read any of these, but my husband is a huge fan of Murakami. Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY

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  23. These books sound amazing, thank you for sharing!

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  24. I love to read every now and then. You have a great choice. Really love these books.

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  25. Oooh the Nike one sounds interesting, I think my boyfriend might be into that! I think I'll look into the Kafka on the Shore book for myself hehe :)

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  26. I also like Anthony Bourdain and Estee's channel, will have to pick up her book.

    xo
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