So, it occurred to me that it's been a bit of a sweet while since I sat down and talked you through some of the books I've been loving at the moment. After rummaging next to my bedside table and seeing what I'd finished recently- I realised that most of them were books by some of the women I most admire (and who are doing amazing things) online. With them all being a mix between style, beauty, and life- it's been amazing seeing so many awesome ladies translate their online skills into something tangible and IRL- and I couldn't love these reads any more if I tried...

Bloom - Estée Lalonde

I think I've waxed lyrical enough about Estee's beautiful book, but in case you've missed any of my fangirl tweets or public displays of affection for her and her debut book- here's another to add to your collection. With her book being a combination of memoir and guide to all things style, life and travel (as well as touching on some of life's more delicate subjects)- it's one of the most well written, insightful and beautiful books I've read recently. With it making me laugh, cry and nod along more excitedly than being asked if I want to order a Domino's- Estée has written something truly beautiful, and even if you're not familiar with her YouTube channel I seriously recommend you giving it a look in.

Pretty Iconic - Sali Hughes

After falling in love with Sali's first book, Pretty Honest, and having adored her writing from her endless column inches over the last few years I was so excited to finally have my copy of her latest book, Pretty Iconic arrive. Not only is it an encyclopedia of magical beauty products that have changed the world and face of beauty- but her writing is some of the most encapsulating and her knowledge of beauty is absolutely mid blowing. She is a total goddess and this book is a total must have- for beauty novices and experts alike.

My Name Is Girl - Nina Cosford

Ever since meeting Nina at a GIRLS event (she has worked with Lena Dunham to illustrate the series), I was completely infatuated by her beautiful illustrations and playful style. After picking up 'My Name is Girl'- I've become even more so in love with her. Highlighting the trials and tribulations in a twenty-something millennials life (e.g bra shopping, body hang ups, nights out and celebrating your girl gang)- this book is a hugely accurate (and pretty hilarious) look at the workings of the female mind and something I love flicking through to make me smile.

Ctrl Atl Delete - Emma Gannon

Emma, Emma, Emma. Despite having read this book a couple of months ago now- I don't think it's ever had any airtime over on the blog so I thought I'd tell you a little bit about one of my favourite books of 2016- and why you need it in your life. In short, if any of the following are websites you're familiar with- this is a book you'll probably love: MySpace, MSN, omegle, Facebook circa '10 and misc. dating apps. But saying that, Ctrl Alt Delete is about far more than MSN usernames and using Paint (yup, that wonderful programme). It's a book about friendships, growing up with the internet and everything in between. Emma has such a special way with words (which you'll already know if you follow her on Twitter) and I'm already excited for her next book- as 140 character fixes after this magical read just ain't enough.

The New Garconne - Navaz Batliwalla

If there's one person suited to writing a book about being a modern gentlewoman, and celebrating todays stylish, inspiring and successful women- it's my friend Navaz. Having written her blog Disney Roller Girl for the last several years (a hub for all the insider style and news)- Navaz is one of the most well informed, inspiring and clued up women in fashion. With 'The New Garconne: How To Be A Modern Gentlewoman' including everything from interviews with the incredible Caroline Issa and Bella Freud, to style tips and wardrobe heroes- it's a complete guide to everything about being a gentlewoman in the twenty-first century and a hugely inspiring read.

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So, it occurred to me that it's been a bit of a sweet while since I sat down and talked you through some of the books I've been loving at the moment. After rummaging next to my bedside table and seeing what I'd finished recently- I realised that most of them were books by some of the women I most admire (and who are doing amazing things) online. With them all being a mix between style, beauty, and life- it's been amazing seeing so many awesome ladies translate their online skills into something tangible and IRL- and I couldn't love these reads any more if I tried...

Bloom - Estée Lalonde

I think I've waxed lyrical enough about Estee's beautiful book, but in case you've missed any of my fangirl tweets or public displays of affection for her and her debut book- here's another to add to your collection. With her book being a combination of memoir and guide to all things style, life and travel (as well as touching on some of life's more delicate subjects)- it's one of the most well written, insightful and beautiful books I've read recently. With it making me laugh, cry and nod along more excitedly than being asked if I want to order a Domino's- Estée has written something truly beautiful, and even if you're not familiar with her YouTube channel I seriously recommend you giving it a look in.

Pretty Iconic - Sali Hughes

After falling in love with Sali's first book, Pretty Honest, and having adored her writing from her endless column inches over the last few years I was so excited to finally have my copy of her latest book, Pretty Iconic arrive. Not only is it an encyclopedia of magical beauty products that have changed the world and face of beauty- but her writing is some of the most encapsulating and her knowledge of beauty is absolutely mid blowing. She is a total goddess and this book is a total must have- for beauty novices and experts alike.

My Name Is Girl - Nina Cosford

Ever since meeting Nina at a GIRLS event (she has worked with Lena Dunham to illustrate the series), I was completely infatuated by her beautiful illustrations and playful style. After picking up 'My Name is Girl'- I've become even more so in love with her. Highlighting the trials and tribulations in a twenty-something millennials life (e.g bra shopping, body hang ups, nights out and celebrating your girl gang)- this book is a hugely accurate (and pretty hilarious) look at the workings of the female mind and something I love flicking through to make me smile.

Ctrl Atl Delete - Emma Gannon

Emma, Emma, Emma. Despite having read this book a couple of months ago now- I don't think it's ever had any airtime over on the blog so I thought I'd tell you a little bit about one of my favourite books of 2016- and why you need it in your life. In short, if any of the following are websites you're familiar with- this is a book you'll probably love: MySpace, MSN, omegle, Facebook circa '10 and misc. dating apps. But saying that, Ctrl Alt Delete is about far more than MSN usernames and using Paint (yup, that wonderful programme). It's a book about friendships, growing up with the internet and everything in between. Emma has such a special way with words (which you'll already know if you follow her on Twitter) and I'm already excited for her next book- as 140 character fixes after this magical read just ain't enough.

The New Garconne - Navaz Batliwalla

If there's one person suited to writing a book about being a modern gentlewoman, and celebrating todays stylish, inspiring and successful women- it's my friend Navaz. Having written her blog Disney Roller Girl for the last several years (a hub for all the insider style and news)- Navaz is one of the most well informed, inspiring and clued up women in fashion. With 'The New Garconne: How To Be A Modern Gentlewoman' including everything from interviews with the incredible Caroline Issa and Bella Freud, to style tips and wardrobe heroes- it's a complete guide to everything about being a gentlewoman in the twenty-first century and a hugely inspiring read.

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15 comments:

  1. Bloom is such a great read, Estee is amazing! x

    www.abeautyromance.com
    www.abeautyromance.com

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  2. Great post, Liv! I adore Emma's book and relate to 99% of the book. Will be adding the rest to my ever-growing list of books to buy.
    Kate xo
    katiecharlotteblogs.co.uk

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  3. Argh there are so many books on this list I want to read but haven't managed to yet! I especially can't wait to read Bloom and Ctrl Alt Del - they sound so good! x

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

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  4. I haven't read any of these (blasphemous I know) but they all look so enticing, I may be adding a couple to my Xmas wish list. Estée's book looks right up my alley.

    Kate / http://battlewind.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. I love reading inspirational books. I've heard other people saying how good Bloom is too x

    www.luxestyle.co.uk

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  6. I love Bloom!! By far one of the best books I've read so far. Going to have to check out the rest if they're in the same category :)

    fatima - www.fatima-writes.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. These all look amazing! Thanks for sharing
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  8. thank you for sharing your recommendations Olivia! I think Pretty Iconic will be going on my Christmas wishlist. These kinds of books always make great gifts for girlfriends too.

    Abigail Alice x

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  9. Oh wow, all of those books sound amazing! I definitely need to pick up a couple of them. I think I'll give Ctrl Alt Delete a go!
    - Emily from http://www.emilyunderworld.co.uk ♡

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  10. currently working on Bloom, but I already love it dearly! also, I LOVE Emma's podcast, should probably check out her book already...

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  11. I adored Emma's book as well - such a good read, I devoured it.

    Emma | emmaetc.com

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  12. These look like amazing books that I NEED to check out.

    Hugs,
    Hannie from Missing Wanderer

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  13. Love this post! ;)

    www.evdaily.blogspot.com

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  14. I love all of these of books but, the one I want the most is Bloom by Estee Lalonde, I was watching her channel when she brought the book out and since that day I've really wanted it! 😍
    Simplly Me Xx
    http://simpllyme538.weebly.com/

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  15. Emma's book is FANTASTIC, and need to pick up Estee's - on the list!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

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