The Creative Photography Handbook by Lee Frost – 5/5
I was gifted this book for Christmas years back now, and last year I decided I would finally read it cover to cover. The glossy photos, and clever photographic ideas really won me over. It’s split up into two parts; creative techniques and creative subjects. In each section, many topics are covered such as composition, colour, darkroom as well as people, landscapes, nature, movement and so on. On the most part the text was easy to digest, and paired with large photographs to represent each topic. I would say any beginner, novice or experienced photographer could appreciate this book.
The Minimalist Budget by Simeon Lindstrom – 5/5
This was a fascinating book which covered all aspects of living within your means. Many of the ideas struck a chord with me, particularly the philosophical ones about our relationship with money and time. I learned a lot and would definitely recommend you give it a read. (Read as an eBook)
The Broke Diaries by Angela Nissel – 5/5
This is one of my all-time favourite books and last year I reread it. Based on a true story, Angela shares her ups and downs as a broke student through diary entries. She is both resourceful and hilarious, making her writing jump off the page. I can’t imagine anyone not enjoying this book, it’s a quick read that I recommend to all.
Me Myself Milly by Penelope Bush – 4/5
This story follows Milly and her experiences of being a twin through journal entries. There was a slow build up to the reveal of Milly’s secret of what happened to her last summer which kept me wondering. It starts off as a sweet story, and then about half way through the plot twist reveals it’s self which shocked me a little particularly because of its younger target audience. I thought the characters were believable and found the overall story compelling.
Learning to Fly: The Autobiography by Victoria Beckham – 5/5
I’ve had this book on my shelf since a teen and it still remains one of my favourites. I’d forgotten just how good it was but picked it up to reread last year, and I loved it just as much as I did the first time. Since the spice girls began, I’ve been a fan and this book really delved into the life of a spice girl in the early days. I enjoyed hearing about Victoria’s childhood, background and how she met David Beckham as well. The writing comes across like Victoria’s talking to you over a cuppa, and it’s a very easy read. I would fully recommend.
Out of these books, which ones interest you?
Do you have any current recommendations for me? :-) Xx