It may not be the first thing you expect from a fashion junkie, but I love reading. Ever since I was a little girl I read dozens of books a year. Personally, I always like to read what other people are reading, so when I came back from the library today I thought it might be fun to share the books with you! Even though the books I currently read are in Dutch (a welcome break from a whole year in English..), I believe most of them are available in English as well!
On top we find the second book from Stieg Larsson’s Milennium series and I am halfway through it already. I LOVE IT! Those books are seriously the best literary thrillers of all time. They’re só complicated, with a lot of storylines creating a spiderweb of information. It’s really journalistic with almost an overload of information and what makes them even more unique is that everytime you think you know who the bad guys and good guys are, you will be proven wrong in the next chapter. The first in this series is ‘The girl with the dragon tattoo’ and the second ‘The girl who played with fire’-that’s the one I’m reading at the moment. However, I like the Dutch title of the first book better (=P), which would be, translated into English; ‘Men that hate women’.
Then we find two books about the Internet. One is about Google, the biggest provider of information at the Internet. I’m interested in it because of my studies (I’m studying International Business and Management at the University of Groningen, as some of you might know), I’ve been told several times about their special business policies e.g. their company is more like a playground than an office. It made me curious about the philosophy behind this huge entity! The second is called ‘Bloghelden’ which means Blogging Heroes (however, it’s NOT a translation of the English book Blogging Heroes!). Cynthia, from the succesful Dutch beautyblog Miss Lipgloss recommended this book in one of her movies to all people who own a blog themselves. So we’ll see if it contains useful information!
Then two biographies wich I bumped into, one about Audrey Hepburn and one about Coco Chanel. Both were sophisticated, very succesful and independent women and I am sure they’ll have something interesting to say which I can learn from!
In between is a little book about the Swedish language. I don’t exactly know why it’s fascinating me so much lately (might have something to do with Stieg Larsson and Kenza’s blog) but I would love to learn Swedish. In addition, last weekend I created a summer bucket list with a friend (I’ll write an article about it soon) and one of the points was to ‘learn something’ this summer. So, maybe this is a nice start? 😉
On the bottom there are two novels. Mrs. President is a chicklit, nice for the upcoming holidays in Greece and the other one is ‘Haantjes’ by Kluun (the man behind the success story ‘Komt een vrouw bij de dokter’ or in English ‘Love Life’ (the book) and ‘Stricken’ (the movie). I’m curious for his other books so I decided to take this one with me as well!
Which books are you reading at the moment and what are your recommendations?