I love to read. I read dozens of articles, blogs & educational pieces every month to do with photography and much more. But there really is nothing better than sinking down on the sofa with a book that you can get lost in for hours. The only hard part is finding the time to read. This year I have found more balance in life & work to get back time for reading and so I thought that I would share a few of the awesome books I've read recently in case you're a bookworm too and you're looking for your next read!
The Girl on the Train (Paula Hawkins) - This book was a page turning thriller! If you loved Gone Girl you will LOVE this. I couldn't put it down! It tackles some hard issues including alcoholism, infertility, infidelity, abuse and murder - yes it definitely covers a fair bit! And you really can't guess where the story is going to take you! The only thing that takes a little getting used to is how the narrative jumps between people and also time.
Daring & Disruptive: Unleashing the Entrepreneur (Lisa Messenger) - If you are an entrepreneur this book is a must! Lisa Messenger is a hugely successful Australian creative with bold ideas. Daring & Disruptive is an insight into some of the ways Lisa has dominated just about everything in business that she's touched! This woman is a business tornado and her ideas and approach to doing business left me hungry for more. In fact I've just purchased her next book; Money & Mindfulness!
Unprofessional (Jack Delosa) - Another business book. One recommended to me by a fellow photographer and friend. I found many aspects of this book inspiring and insightful, and a lot of it also irrelevant to me. Why I did love this book though was purely to read how Jack, a university dropout, became a self-made millionaire by the age of 26!!!
What's next on my to-read list: Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear and The Book Thief (because I just watched the movie and LOVED it!)...I'll let you know what I think of these in my next "On my Bookshelf" blog post. And in the meantime if you have any suggestions for good reading material, leave me a comment! I'm always looking for new books :-)