Even though my schedule is hectic, I try to make time for reading because it’s peaceful for me and I find it gives me a good perspective on the busy to-do list I have on any given day.
I have a habit of reading several books at a time. This month’s list of books I’m working my way through paint a pretty good picture of what I’m interested in right now:
Breakfast At Tiffany’s by Truman Capote: I am trying to read more books by famous writers. Capote is known for In Cold Blood. Truthfully Breakfast At Tiffany’s drew my attention because of the movie. Like many pieces of 1950s literature, the story is about a woman the narrator meets and spends the rest of the book half idolizing, half trying to figure out. If you liked The Great Gatsby, you should check it out! 3/5
The Confidence Code by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman: As I am in the process of entering the workforce, I have realized that a large part of being good at your job requires skills other than what we have learned in school. There are lots of articles discussing the idea that women are on average much less confident than men and that it is impacting them negatively at work. This book addresses the reasons confidence matters both professionally and personally, how much men and women differ in their confidence and how to create more confidence. The book is a bit academic at points, but I would definitely recommend it. 4/5
The New York Times: 36 Hours 125 Weekends in Europe: I am pretty much always reading this book bit by bit. Recently, I created a project where I presented what I would recommend in each European country and used this book for inspiration and information. My favorite part of the book is the description of each city; they paint a picture of the culture of the city. The to-do list, while nearly always out of my price range, captures the spirit of the city excellently. This is one of those books that increases my wanderlust I mentioned before. 4/5
Jessica Hische’s In Progress: I saw this book at work and knew I had to have it. As one of the most well known letterers around, Hische is pretty much a rockstar in the design world. Her book starts with her story, details her process and gives advice for lettering. If that’s not enough to make you want it, it’s filled with her amazing designs. 5/5