There are times I am a little book worm and get very absorbed in the words and imagry a book contains. And then there are other times where the book I started, but couldn't get into, gets left untouched for weeks. However, I do love reading and would really like to make this a monthly feature. Please let me know your opinions on any of the books featured, or any recommendations on books. I'm keen for some good summer reads.
1. Have I Said Too Much by Carole White
Ever since watching Americas Next Top Model when I was 10 (whaaaat?!), followed by the British version, I became obsessed with learning about the modelling industry. It's just so fascinating. Only when watching these programmes you see it is so far away from the glamourous front we see on the magazine covers. It's hard work. I loved the Model Agency when it was on, it was so funny but so honest and had that gritty documentary feel I love. So, the autobiography of the woman who started and still owns Premier Model Management was an obvious choice. I was surprised at how beautifully written this book is, it felt like she was directly talking to me. It has a raw and personal connection, and although it can't go into the depth I wanted it too on certain aspects of her life, it was still fascinating. The A to Z is also a great added touch.
Verdict: 4 out of 5
2. Be Body Beautiful by Lucy Mecklenburgh
I have heard a lot of great things about this book, and I enjoyed doing the Results with Lucy programme until the novelty wore off (I'm just not very motivated when it comes to exercise). The first few chapters are really relatable, they explain why counting calories isn't a good thing and how lifestyle is a big factor in being healthy. However, after that things got bad. It just started to feel a little preachy, and not as simple as I thought it would be. I'm sure it is a great food/health bible for some people, but for me it didn't live up to it's expectations.
Verdict: 2 out of 5
3. Johnnys Girl (Short Story) by Paige Toon
I am a massive Paige Toon fan, she is the queen of chick-lit in my eyes. Her books are so easy to read, not matter how old you are or what you are doing. Infact her books are a staple in my holiday packing list. Over the years, and books, I have become really attached to certain characters. I love Meg, who features as the main character in Johnny Be Good and Baby Be Mine, but I feel like she never catches a break. This short story is from Megs point of view, but is a sort of prequel to Paige's young teenage aimed book series. It is just as gripping at the two books before it, and I was dying to know more. Keep it up Paige.
Verdict: 5 out of 5
What have you been reading?