18/01/2016

Five Books to Read in 2016



How does snuggling under fluffy blanket with fascinating book sounds to you? To me it sounds like a perfect winter evening. Especially with delicious tea nearby. Check out what positions I cannot wait to read this year and click on the title to buy them on Amazon. Did you read any of them or should I add anything more to my list?
I think I am not going to cross the line here by saying that almost everyone in blogosphere heard about book How to be Parisian: Wherever you are by Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline de Maigret and Sophie Mas. I wonder how many people had a chance to read highly sarcastic article by Hadley Freeman that to put it in a nice words is slightly concerned with promoting skinny, fabulous, and cheating French stereotype. Therefore I just have to read the book everyone were talking about to see if Hadley was right or just too serious to see that book has been written with a wink to audience.     
Source: Grance Doré
I sat down upstairs in Waterstones in Aberdeen, while enjoying hot chocolate I have noticed beautifully published book with pink/peach hardcover by Garance DorĂ©. I was waiting for my friend to join me (shame on you for being late again), hence naturally I decided to have a look at Insta perfect book. I am not going to deny that in vain I considered buying book just for the cover without expecting much of a substance inside. I could not be more wrong! Two and a half pages later, I knew that this position will be on my gift wish list.
Source: Goodreads
       
The same afternoon (still waiting for my friend, hot chocolate is almost cold) nearby Love x Style x Life was another beautifully designed book with intriguing title for a minimalist The Life Changing Magic of Tidying: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo. Decluttering and organizing are two words that will have my undivided attention. I believe that however minimalistic you are there is always something you can learn and explore the subject further. Reading about it from Japanese point of view has to be very interesting, don't you think?

Source: Goodread

After my friend finally arrived and noticed that I am not wasting time and finding great positions to read in 2016, she suggested Mrs. Moneypenny's Career Advice for Ambitious Women by Mrs. Moneypenny ( the pseudonym used by a Financial Times columnist) and Heather Mcgregor. A few reviews I had a chance to see said that this book might not be for people who are not over achievers. It makes me wonder why working towards being a CEO still in some minds appears as an overachievement and why is it said as something negative. Click here for a few tips from Mrs. Moneypenny.

Source: Sheryl's website dedicated for Lean In


I am not going to lie to you. I have already read Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg. I think that this book is not only witty but it does give real life examples and solutions that 9 times out of 10 apply to females at a workplace. Sheryl (I follow her career progress for over 10 years now so yes, I have decided to go on a first name basis) shares her advices in a very friendly manner. It is definitely not an instruction with ten steps on 'How to be a CEO', it is more of a guide about becoming more professional, employable version of yourself. You will not find there well-worn phrases, that at least in my eyes are doing more harm than good for a female image at a work place.    
Have you read or want to read any of them? What do you think?
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  1. I love these kind of self help/lifestyle books! Girl Boss and Not That Kind of Girl are two of my favourites. I can't buy any more books until I've moved house so I'll have to keep these in my Amazon wishlist for now! xo

    Natasha Kendall | Beauty and Lifestyle

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    1. I wanted to read Girl Boss for a long time now! I am not aware of Not that kind of girl but since you mentioned it I will definitely give it a go! x

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  2. All of these books are on my list as well! :) And I've seen Love x Style x Life at least at 10 different places in the past couple of days so I guess I should start checking on the list soon.

    xx
    Monica

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    1. Love x Style x Life took over Twitter for some time, didn't it?:) x

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