3 On My Reading List

I used to love reading as a kid, and over the past few years I’ve started reading less and less. Since being at uni, reading is something thats become compulsory again, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing I guess. Soo, heres three books I have on my current reading list.

#GIRLBOSS by SOPHIA AMORUSO

A popular book in the blogging community, which I’ve had sitting in my room for almost six months now. Its written by Sophia Amoruso, the founder of Nasty Gal. It also recently got turned into a Netflix documentary, but I’m definitely going to read the book before watching that. So basically, its about Sophia’s story of becoming a girl boss and her journey in creating Nasty Gal. Should be an interesting read!

CAMERA LUCIDA by ROLAND BARTHES 

When I started uni back in September, I got given a reading list, which I’m sure most courses do. On that list was this book, Camera Lucida. I’d never heard of it before, but it sounded pretty interesting and my course leader said its a must read. I’ve read the first few pages, and its extremely philosophical to say the least. Lots of big, fancy words that don’t necessarily need to be used (in my opinion), but make it sound much better. I’m interested to read the rest of this and see if I can even comprehend what its trying to get across, haha!

WAYS OF SEEING by JOHN BERGER

Another book off my uni reading list (soz). Buuut I’m genuinely really interested in all of these photography books, as its not something I’ve delved into before. This isn’t even necessarily photography based either, but literally about how we see the world around us. Again, I’ve flicked through the first few pages of this and so far so good. Likewise with Camera Lucida, it takes your full concentration but thats okay, just gotta make sure you’re in the right frame of mind haha. There’s a quote from this book thats on one of the first few pages that I absolutely loved, ‘When in love, the sight of the beloved has a completeness which no words and no embrace can match: a completeness which only the act of making love can temporarily accommodate’.

Whats on your current reading list?

– Lucy

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