Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Books I'm Loving #1


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I wanted to start a new little series on my blog called Books I'm Loving. Because one of my goals this year was to start reading more and I have to say I'm doing pretty well so far and I'm really enjoying it. I've discovered some really good books that I wanted to share with you all. I always like hearing peoples book recommendations so I thought it would be good to tell you mine. 

First up and the last book I have just finished reading (and when I say just finished reading, I mean like 30 minutes ago...!!!). And that is, My Not so Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella. This book is fairly new out and I actually read it on my iPad which is something I do not normally do. However I was very excited to read this and did not want to wait for delivery. (That's the great thing about iPads/kindles, you are able to download a book instantly.) 

This book is all about a girl called Katie Brenner, who you think has the perfect life. A great job, amazing Instagram feed, and a flat in London. However you begin to learn that things are not so great, her Instagram feed shows a life she wished she had, she lives in a very small flat and has not a lot of money...plus her job is not going great. However Katie manages to turn things around moves back to her home town in Somerset helps set up an amazing family glamping business and wins her old boss round (and gives her a helping hand) when her family come on holiday to the glamping site. In the end things work out for Katie and she realises the people she thought had a perfect life do not and it's ok not to have the perfect life! It makes you realise that things are not as perfect as they look on Instagram. 

Next up is The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**K! By Sarah Knight. I read this book in a total of 3 days. (And it can sometimes take me a while to finish a book, so this is amazing for my standards!) The title pretty much sums up this book perfectly. And it puts your mind in perspective of what to give a F**K about and what not to give a F**K about. And how to focus on yourself and care less about what others think of what you are doing. 

The next three books are very much Fashion, PR and Social Media related. If you are like me and passionate about those things you will love these books. 

The first book is called Techbitch by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza which is a fictional book, however it can relate to the world of fashion today. It shows how social media and different generations in the fashion world can effect careers. Imogen Tate is the editor-in-chief of New Yorks Glossy magazine. (And is highly respected in the fashion world). Although she has to take some time off sick and her former assistant Eve who is twenty-six-years-old tries to take over her role and completely change the magazine by turning it in to an App.  The thing that Eve has against Imogen is social media experience and followers. 

Leave Your Mark is by Aliza Licht PR girl at DKNY. Aliza tells her story of what it is like to be a PR girl especially during times where things are changing ever so quickly. And she shares lessons she has learnt and mistakes she has made along the way which in the long run have helped her out. She helps to teach people how to land their dream job in fashion and how to and how not to go about doing so. After reading this book as someone who wants a career in fashion I learnt how important it is to have self belief. There is a lot of 'real talk' in this book that everyone can take advise from. 

And last but not least, Ctrl Alt Delete How I Grew Up Online by Emma Gannon. I actually started listening to Emma's Podcasts (must check them out if you have not already.) before reading this book. I love her interviews with different people and find them so interesting to learn how people made it in the social media world. Especially for our generation where social media was just coming in to place as we started to grow up. Emma shares stories which I'm sure we can all relate to some about the highs and lows of growing up online. Emma has a really funny way of writing that makes you want to keep on reading! 

I hope you enjoyed this post, do any of you have any book recommendations? As I'm always looking for new ones to read. 

Love
Nicole
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  1. I just tabbed pretty much all of your recommendations so that I can look into them a little deeper but they sounds really great! Love the sound of that book about not giving a f**k as well....

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

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