The Book List #14

June 21, 2014

I have already reviewed three of these books in a recent post (5 Beauty Books Everyone Should Read), which I would encourage you to read since all three are fantastic. I would highly recommend purchasing them all if you can, they are super informative and essential reading for any beauty enthusiast.

The only other books I have read since the last book list is The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman and Business Model Generation by Alexander Osterwalder, and I am approximately half way through The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt.

If you need practical business advice, Business Model Generation is ideal, providing guidance for anyone unfamiliar with how to build and construct a solid business plan. Since having to write my own business plan several months back, most of the content in this book was simply repeating the advice I had already been given by a business adviser. I was hoping for a few extra insights or novel ideas on how to improve my own plan but found none; a worthwhile read for anyone who hasn't had much business advice or guidance and doesn't know where to start.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman totally missed the mark for me, I found I couldn't engage with the narrative nor the characters and even though it's a very short book, I quickly grew disinterested. The story revolves around a middle-aged man who returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. He is drawn to the neighbourhood farm where he met a girl named Lettie when he was only 7 years old. The past in all its strange, frightening, and dangerous glory, comes flooding back. In theory this book sounds amazing, yet I just couldn't connect with it.

I began reading The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt while on holiday and since returning I haven't picked it back up; I am determined to have it finished by the end of the month to make more room on July's reading list.

{ the book list #1-13 }

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  1. At the moment I'm dying to read The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton and #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso - I've placed an order for the former at my local library and I ordered the latter from my bookstore last night. Can't wait to get my hands on them! Reading shouldn't excite me this much, but it does :D


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