Saturday, 14 March 2015

Today's post is something a little different for me - my favourite books! I've always been an avid reader so I wanted to share a few of my favourite books with you guys.

Alexa Chung - It is a recent favourite. It's a beautiful book you've probably heard about, filled with random excerpts from Alexa's brain. It's an easy read if you're looking for a bit of inspiration, as there are few words but many pictures.

Lena Dunham's Not That Kind of Girl is a hilarious book! Whilst some parts are a little eyebrow raising, the majority of it makes you laugh. I don't think it's groundbreaking for women or anything like a guide to life, but it's certainly a book that'll cheer you up, whilst giving you an insight into Dunham's mind.

Caitlin Moran's How to be a Woman is a must read for women everywhere. I don't agree with all that she says, but she is definitely an idol of mine, and the book is also funny, yet emotional and thought provoking!

Now, onto some more serious literature...I read The Great Gatsby after seeing the film and thought it was incredible. Even if you're not into classics, the book is readable - it can be finished in a few hours - and it's just perfect. I want to write essays on this book.

Lena Dunham's Not That Kind of Girl
Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell is great - it's like the TV show, but in book form. I love Bushnell's writing style and love that I could just read snippets of the book here and there and get a little laugh.

The next two books are a little controversial and definitely not for everyone. I love the genius behind Lolita, but it's certainly not for the faint hearted, and can be very difficult to get into, but once you do, it's worth it. American Psycho is the book that the film is based on, and it's very gory and a little disturbing, but if you can look past that to see the true message, it's definitely a book that will stay with you and make you see things differently. Plus, Bret Easton Ellis is my favourite author.

Finally, we have I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai. This lady is an inspiration, and reading her story is an experience everyone should have - she's such an amazing woman. Although the book reads a bit like a news story in some places due to journalistic intervention, Malala's personality shines through and makes it a perfect read.

I hope you pick up a few of these books to add to your shelf, and I'm interested to know, what are your favourites?
- Charlie x

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