Favorite Books

favorite books

Something non-beauty related today!! As much as I love make up, I want to try to have a few non-beauty posts a month. Just because we all want to read about make-up doesn’t mean we don’t have other interests. I have been reading a lot more lately, and it makes me feel so good. I have so many books on my to-read list, I’ll never finish them!

Today, I thought I’d pick out a few of my favorites from my shelves to share with you.

favorite oboks

I have recently realized my love for non-fiction has grown tremendously. I just love reading something knowing it’s true and especially educational. I do love to get lost in a novel as well, but some of my most favorites are non-fiction

The Annotated Mona Lisa by Carol Strickland

When I was studying for my AP Art History test in high school, this book was so handy. Each chapter covers a very brief overview of every area in art history. Whether you are an art history lover or not, this book can be very useful. Now that I am no longer studying art history, some information tends to slip my mind. Every once in a while I pick this book up to peruse through the pages to keep my mind fresh!

Wine Bible by Karen MacNeil

A few years ago I started to get really into wine. As an attempt to learn more about it, my dad bought me the Wine Bible on recommendation from a client. I never actually read the whole thing through, instead I use it as more of a dictionary. If I pick up an interesting wine, I’ll flip to that chapter in the book and read about it before drinking. If you, or someone you know is a casual sommelier, this is a great book!

Look Great, Live Green by Deborah Burnes

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you may remember some of the posts I did about this book. Deborah Burnes is a genius! I have learned so much from this book, it really changed the way I look at cosmetics. The book goes through all the dirty details of what goes into most beauty products. I know am trying to use more natural products that are better for my skin.

The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan

This book is like “Look Great, Live Green” for your stomache. Michael Pollan is one of my heros. The book goes through the food industry, teaching you about where you food really comes from and how it’s really produced. It can almost be sickening to read, in a good way. At the end of the book Pollan creates an entire meal of food he foraged himself including a wild boar he shot! I’m not a vegetarian or anything, but I love being able to make more conscious decisions about the food I am eating.

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

I always feel weird telling people this is one of my favorite books, but it’s the truth! In Cold Blood is a true crime novel about a murder in Kansas. I have never be so enthralled in a book before or since. While the story is crazy interesting to begin with, what really got me was the style Capote writes in. Each chapters follow the detectives on one end and the murderers on the other. Slowly, the two come together. The reader is the only one who knows both sides of the story. I have since read a few other Capote books (LOVE Breakfast at Tiffany’s) and I’m in love.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

I’m sure anyone who is anyone has heard of this book! I first read this when I was in 7th grade, which was probably way to young to be reading such a book. The characters are so interesting a relatable, with just enough drama thrown on to keep you reading. I recently saw the movie and was actually pretty happy with the way it turned out.

What are some of your favorite books? Suggestions please!!

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7 thoughts on “Favorite Books

  1. Perks of Being a Wallflower is one of my favorites, too! If you haven’t read The Fault in Our Stars, I’d definitely recommend it. Other recent favorites of mine are Me Before You by Jojo Moyes and Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple.

  2. I completely agree with In Cold Blood. It was assigned when I was at university, and I was surprised at how much I really enjoyed it. I read so many books, but that is one of the few that has stuck out. If you’re trying for more non-fiction, I definitely recommend I Am Malala. Such an inspiring, powerful story – there’s so much more to her story than I ever realised.

    Amy | Bubbles & Blush

  3. I love The Wine Bible! It was an assigned book for advanced wine tasting courses at my university. Have you read Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison. It’s a great book as well, but quite heart wrentching. And I thought The Bread Giver by Anzia Yezierska was a great coming of age story.

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