I love books! Always have, always will. I was an avid reader as a kid but somehow lost my way through the teenage years, and now I’m in my early twenties and have finally found my way back. I’ve recently bought and received a stack of new books that I’ve added to my summer reading list. This year I’m trying to spend less time on social media and more time discovering other creative outlets, reading being one of them. I’m also branching out from my beloved genre of autobiographies and picking up books from all different categories – everything from novels to cookbooks, personal development and interior decorating. My summer reading list is as follows…
We Should All Be Mirandas by Chelsea Fairless & Lauren Garroni
These chicks are so dedicated to Sex & The City’s style files they created an Instagram account solely dedicated to every outfit on SATC. Titled, We Should All Be Miranda’s, this unofficial practical parody pays homage to SATC’s most underrated character, Miranda Hobbes. Now that I’ve identified myself as a Miranda with a Carrie rising, I can go about my day in both a practical and whimsical fashion. I’m calling this book the feminist bible for millennials – thank you Chelsea and Lauren!
How to Make a French Family by Samantha Vérant
I’ve seriously lost count the amount of times I’ve started this book, but I’m finally a few chapters deep and really enjoying the beginning of this take on a true love story. Samantha Vérant bases this hilarious memoir of love, food and faux pas on her own life, after reconnecting with an old flame and moving halfway across the globe to the French countryside.
If You Don’t Laugh You’ll Cry by Angie Kent
If you haven’t heard of Australia’s sweetheart, Angie Kent, then you must have been living under a rock for the past couple of years. Angie has graced our screens on popular TV shows like Googlebox Australia and I’m A Celeb… Get Me Out if Here and more recently, on the Bachelorette Australia where she gave her final rose to heartthrob Carlin Sterritt. And somewhere in between all the TV madness, Angie wrote her book aptly named If You Don’t Laugh You’ll Cry.
Make It Happen by Jordanna Levin
“Everyone can manifest. We’re all doing it – every second of every day – without even realising it”. If you too have experience the magic of manifestation like I have, then you’ll know how powerful of a tool it is to utilise in your life. I love a personal development book as much as the next woo woo gal, but rest assured this book is full of spiritual concepts that are practical and applicable to anyone. I’m so looking forward to getting stuck into this one.
Three Birds Renovations by Erin, Bonnie & Lana
I’ve been following these three gorgeous ladies on Instagram for yonks, so I was super stoked when I unwrapped this book from my Mum on Christmas day. Interior design and décor is something I’ve always had a big passion for and is an avenue I’d love to explore in the coming years. Erin, Bonnie and Lana share with us all the renovation inspo you could possibly need as well as their own before and after’s, styling how-to’s and money-saving reno tips. My Home Pinterest board has been getting a lot of love since receiving this book.