I could literally spend hours walking around bookshops…

I was so happy to receive Waterstones vouchers for Christmas and when the New Year sales started I had a bit of a shopping spree…

L’art De La Simplicite | Dominique Loreau

I feel as though I talk about it all of the time, but over the past year I have been on a bit of a mission to live a more minimalistic lifestyle. I have read a lot on the subject, but this little book really caught my eye and when I saw it was reduced in the Waterstones sale I decided to pick it up. Loreau grew up in France but has lived in Japan for the last thirty years, and she provides some amazing advice about living more, with less. 

Made In America | Bill Bryson

I spied this book last summer whilst killing some time when I was down in London for Fashion Week. I ended up reading the whole of the introduction right there in the shop and I haven’t been able to get it out of my head ever since. I have never read any of Bryson’s work before now but he is well known for his witty-style of travel writing. Made In America is about the history of America and why their culture and the way that they talk is what it is today. It is so interesting and I’m trying to finish it before we head over there in March. 

Silence | Erling Kagge

I hadn’t heard of this book before, but it came up on my Waterstones suggestions and I was extremely intrigued when I read the blurb. It is about a Norwegian man who discovered the importance of silence when on an exhibition and his radio broke. It seems as though it will be quite an inspirational read that will make me sit back and think about things – one of my favourite genres at the moment! 

Pretty Iconic | Sali Hughes

I have been lusting over this book ever since it came out. It is her second book that she has brought out and is a must-read for any fellow beauty lover. I must admit, the price put me off a little bit, but when I saw that it was in the Waterstones half price New Year sale I popped it straight into my basket. In this book, Hughes writes about the best of the best in the beauty industry covering hair products to eye creams to foundations. It isn’t exactly a read that will have you turning page after page, but it is more of a book that you can easily dip in and out of when you fancy. 

Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bronte

Ok, so I didn’t actually buy this book for myself. I got this book for Christmas as my secret Santa gift and I couldn’t have been happier. I always want to read more Classic novels and as I have never read Jane Eyre so this was a great pick. This edition is from the range of cloth bound hardback classic books that are exclusively available at Waterstones. Each book has a beautifully designed cover and my collection is slowly growing. 

I started reading this at the start of the New Year and I love it so far. It isn’t how I expected it to be, although I’m not too sure what my expectations were but I’m looking forward to seeing where the story goes.

Have you picked up any good books lately?


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