Books: Recent Reads

Recent Reads - Beth Waldron

I recently said that I was going to read a new book every month since I have more time in the evenings. Reading is one of the few things that helps me switch off from my thoughts and truly relax. I like to read a mixture of fiction and non-fiction and I’ve been keeping it pretty light hearted. Now that I’m back into the swing of enjoying a good book (and switching off from social media) I want something with a bit more grit and depth. These five however, are all super easy reads that don’t take much effort or time to get through.

‘Bloom’ by Estée Lalonde

I already read Estée Lalonde’s blog so I figured I’d enjoy her book. Bloom: Navigating Life and Style, is a book sharing moments from Estée’s life and sharing her tips for different moments in life. The pictures and layout of the book are stunning and it was a real feel good book. It was nice to read about some more personal moments in Estée’s life which we don’t normally see on her blog.

‘Happy’ by Fearne Cotton

I would describe this book as a breath of fresh air. It discusses Fearne’s personal moments dealing with her mental health and offers advice and tips to happiness. When I was reading this I wasn’t learning anything new in particular, but rather looking at things from different angles. It’s a book that makes you think and be more in touch with your thoughts. We all have some form of battle going on in our heads/lives at some stage and no matter how big or small this book is relevant to everyone.

Recent Reads - Beth Waldron

‘Inside Vogue’ by Alexandra Shulman

Alexandra Shulman, Vogue’s previous Editor-in-Chief, kept a diary of her final year at the magazine to create the book. I really liked the way she described people’s characters in her diary entries throughout. Although I wouldn’t describe it as a book I was excited to get back to, it did give an interesting insight into the workings of British Vogue. What she did well in her diary entries was not make the fashion industry sound trivial, which let’s be honest, is easy to do with everything else going on in the world. She did this by discussing how important the fashion industry is to Britain and referring to current political affairs at the time.

‘Always the Bridesmaid’ by Lindsey Kelk

Lindsey Kelk has been one of my favourite Authors growing up. Always the Bridesmaid is centred around the main character, Maddie, who has one best friend in wedding countdown and the other a marriage meltdown. I just love Lindsey’s writing style and her books always make me smile and laugh and want to carry on reading. No one does a fun romcom better than Lindsey Kelk!

‘I Heart Christmas’ by Lindsey Kelk

I started reading the ‘I Heart’ series when I was 16-years-old on a family holiday! I Heart Christmas is the sixth book from the series. It’s been out since 2013 and somehow I’ve just got around to reading it, and I forgot how much I love Angela Clark (the main character). The final book ‘I Heart Forever’ is in my Amazon basket as we speak so I’ll be reading that next week! In a nutshell, the series starts with Angela fleeing from her cheating boyfriend to NYC, and that’s all I’m going to say because you should just go and read em’!

Recent Reads - Beth Waldron

Have you read any of these books?


 

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