3 Recent Reads

I received a fair few books for Christmas and if you've been reading From Roses for a while you will know I've been making a huge effort to get back into the habit of reading. I didn't set myself any book related resolutions because I don't want to feel pressured to read and just make it a completely relaxed activity. So here are a few thoughts on what I've been reading throughout the past month:

#GIRLBOSS - Sophia Amoruso: Ok so I can't say I love the title of this book, I hate hashtags and for a long time thought they were only used for sarcasm. I've heard a lot of people say that this book is arrogant and over 200 pages of why Sophia thinks she is the best, whilst I can see where they're coming from. I still enjoyed the book, I think that you have to take something like this with a pinch of salt, if you're feeling a little down in the dumps about where you're in life it's a wonderful pick me up and makes you think yes I can do this. Whilst it lacks in realistic advice I still found it interesting to hear her story, it's pretty incredible that she now has a billion dollar company without borrowing a dime.

Little Women - Louisa May Alcott: This was a purchase simply based on the cover, I hold my hands up and I've recently bought the rest of Rifle Paper Co & Puffin collaboration. I've not read many classic books so this year I really want to change this and I've kicked it off with Little Women. Not an easy read by any means, it's quite hard to get used to the dialect and learn who everybody is in. I felt like Joey in FRIENDS when he gets so upset over a certain character that he has to put the book in the fridge, except that I was on a busy train home from Manchester trying to hold back the tears. For the time period, that this was written in its such an empowering story and if you've not read it then I highly suggest picking it up as you can really identify any of the March sisters.

Pretty Honest - Sali Hughes: I absolutely flew through this book, it was an absolute joy to read and Hughes is somebody who I really look up to for her honest words and yes women really can enjoy both lipstick and literature. It not only teaches you about makeup and skincare but it also has some great personal stories and experiances in too. I would suggest anybody who is remotely interested in beauty to order it ASAP because I doubt there are many of us out there who wouldn't love Pretty Honest. Also the way that this book is put together is just beautiful, there is nothing better than great content but a fantastic design and layout.

What have you been reading lately?
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