I’ve set myself a challenge of 100 books this year, and whilst it doesn’t look like I’ll achieve that (currently on around 60), I’ve been loving nothing more than diving into a great book recently. Although I’m a biiiig fan of a kindle book, I like them more for novels and tend to opt for a hardback book if I feel its a book I’ll flick through or revisit more than once.
I am a big fan of country music, so it usually comes as a shock to a lot of people that myself (and Chris) are big fans of Lily Allen. When I found out she was writing a book, you gotta know that I hopped right over to Amazon to get it delivered next day, to my door! I absolutely love the colour of the cover of this book, its so bright and poppy, the kind of colour I completely associate with Lily. I also love the super simple front, the photo of her is beautiful and I can’t wait to get stuck in.
Her first album was my summer anthem and I can’t help but smile whenever I hear the lyrics – she was such a breath of fresh air in pop. When I was around 16/17 I saw her live in Nottingham and was totally in awed. Lilys blurb is simple, broken down and finishes with “When women share their stories, loudly and clearly and honestly, things begin to change – for the better. This is my story.”
I’m a sucker for a hyped up book and this one has been on my radar for a while. I spent so much time on social media and whilst I don’t find it particularly detrimental to how I feel about myself (I think there’s going to be a full blown blog post coming up on that anyway!) I’m always interested in seeing what other people think. Social media is such a main part of most people’s lives nowadays that I really think it’s important that we tailor our useage accordingly.
What really surprised me about this book when it arrived is that it isn’t a book filled with large font and a lot of airy fairy waffle, it’s genuinely packed full of information, stats etc. It’s split into sections about why SM is effecting your identity, body image, relationships, motherhood etc – I can’t wait to get started.
I flicked through this book in Waterstones the other day – whilst I’d seen it online I wasn’t too sure about the content but I landed on one page which resonated with me so much that I knew I had to take it home to devour it in full. It’s a book for empowerment packed full of little gems about doing you, ignoring them and enjoying us. I don’t know a lot about Chidera (The Slumflower) but have a feeling I’ll be obsessed by the end of the book…
What are you currently reading? Have you read any of the above? I’d love to hear your opinions!
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