Books I've been loving


Hello beauties!
I hope you are all having a relaxing day. I have my Christmas candles burning and the sun is shining. Could not ask for a better day. 
As you know by now, I love spending an afternoon snuggled up with a good book and I've been fortunate to read a couple of FANTASTIC books over the last month so I thought I'd do a mini-review for you. Happy reading! 

We Were On a Break - by Lindsey Kelk: Full disclosure; I love Lindsey Kelk. I've read all her books and I would say she is one of my favourite authors of all time. I knew We Were On a Break would be great, I just didn't realize it would be THIS good. I read the whole book in one day. I could not for the life of me put it down. 
The book starts with Liv and Adam at the end of a dream holiday in Mexico. Liv is convinced Adam is going to propose after his brother spills the beans to Liv's best friend (rookie mistake). Adam has the perfect night planned until it all starts to fall apart. Instead of an engagement, the two, thanks to many misunderstandings and poor communication find themselves on a 'break'. Not what either was expecting! 
Lindsey included narrations from both Liv and Adam throughout the book which was a nice touch as it felt like I had a first class seat into what each character was thinking. It also felt a bit sneaky, that I knew what Adam was up to before Liv did! 
Overall, I loved We Were On a Break. It's a lighthearted, funny, romantic book that left me smiling from start to finish. 

RRP $34.99. Available at Whitcoulls, Paperplus, The Warehouse and all other good bookstores. 



How To Win At Feminism - Reductress: 
"Feminism is all about demanding equality and learning to love yourself. But not too much – men hate that!” From the writers of Reductress (the subversive, satirical women's magazine. If you've never checked out the site, please stop what you're doing right now and head over to http://reductress.com). 
How to Win at Feminism uses pop culture and humor to bring to light serious issues women face today. I can't tell you how many times I opened a page and found myself hysterically laughing while also shaking my head and nodding, 'it's so true'. 
One of my favourite bits of the book was "How to femsplain feminism to your friends": 
"Feminism is all about us women having each other’s backs. But more than that, it’s about setting an example for those who may not be as enlightened as yourself. After all, you’re not really a feminist unless you’re sharing a slice of feminism with all your gal pals and raising them up to your level... Femsplaining allows us to empower ourselves and other women at the same time while throwing just a teensy bit of shade their way for being so basic." Genius, right!? 

What I loved most about this book is it isn't Feminism 101 (nor is it trying to be), through humor and common analogies it critiques the ways that sexism wears the mask of feminism not just online (hello Twitter), but also in music, TV and even in the work environment.

RRP $34.99. Available at all good bookstores. 

xxx Hayley


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