This Summer I signed up for a library card. I have used it a couple of times and have had fun looking through the aisles and aisles of interesting reads. I was never been much of a reader, but after being out of school for a few years, I’ve had the urge to start reading more. I love learning and now that I am out of the classroom, I’ve turned to books to fill the void that was once full of textbooks and homework assignments. Recently there has been nothing more relaxing than a bubble bath and a book to wind down the day. Below are six books I’ve read over the past few weeks.
The Fire Starter Sessions: Just finished reading this book tonight! It’s a page turner stocked full of advice, words of wisdom and motivation for creating your ideal life. I took pages of notes while reading this book. A few of my favorite take-aways are “get better at what you are best at”, “Give until it Hurts”, and “The secret to success-do what you say your are going to do”.
The One Hundred: Nina Garcia’s list of 100 items every woman should have in her wardrobe. It’s a very quick read with fun fashion quotes and cute illustrations. A few of the items included in the list are a little strange (like and iPod, BlackBerry, and Mad Money). A good book to check out from the library rather than buy.
Styling: A basic book of the history of styling careers. The information is very brief, but the pictures and interviews with well-known stylists are interesting.
The 5 Love Languages: The pastor performing our wedding ceremony gave us this book in our pre-marital counseling session. His one request for us as we prepare for our future together was to read this book. JD and I keep it in the car and read it when we are both in the car together. It has been a great experience reading this together and finding out what our love languages are and how we can better love each other. I would highly recommend this to anyone in a serious relationship.
Gentleman: A great collection on the history of everything menswear related. From underwear to suiting, this book touches on all of it. The pictures are a little outdated, but the information is timeless.
The Style Strategy: Another Nina Garcia book very similar to The One Hundred. A quick and easy read.
Have you read any of these books? Are you a big reader? What is the last book you read?