Category: Books

Summer Reading 2018

One of the things I love the most about summer is picking out books for my summer reading list. The last couple of years I’ve taken the time to read more books. I had a period in my life where I never picked up a book, and I realised that I needed books in my life to relax and feel inspired and happy. Now I’m always in the middle of a book or finishing one – and I love it. As soon as I read the last word on the last page I go to my bookshelf and pick out the next one. I also keep a page in my notebook just for book titles that I would love to check out. Then once in a while, I go online and read more about the books on my list. Some of them then end up in my home and some I delete. But I always keep a list. How do you keep track of the books you want to read?

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Summer Reading List 2018

Braving the Wilderness by Bréne Brown
Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris
Hormonal by Martie Haselton
How to be Happy by Eva Woods
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Wild Power by Alexandra Pope
The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo
Womancode by Alisa Vitti
The Last Mrs Parrish by Liv Constantine

These are some of the books currently on my wishlist. I always check out Instagram, The New York Times book section, Amazon, and Pinterest when I start to browse for new books. I always find it inspiring to see what others are reading right now. Lately, I’ve actually been looking at Reese Witherspoon’s Bookclub account on Instagram for inspiration. I hope these 9 books have inspired you to go and check out some of them and that you’ll get the time to read a book or two this summer. I know I’ll be waiting for some of these books to arrive in the mail within the next couple of days. Let me know if there’s a must-read-book that’s missing from my list. I’m sure you get what kind of genre I’m into by now.

6 books for summer

During the last 6 months, I’ve been reading a lot more books again. I really missed it, but I just didn’t have time or my mind was full of other things, I had to deal with. But now I recognize myself again, and I’m glad to say that now I’m always in the middle of reading one or two books. It’s such a fantastic change, and now I find myself browsing the net for books to read this summer. What will you be reading this summer?

Here are a few books on my list:
Books One books two 1. Hverdagsglamour by blogger Emily Salomon
2. The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays & Stories by Marina Keegan – Thanks @ciaraelliott for the recommendation.
3. Kinfolk issue sixteen
4. Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin
5. The Monocle Guide to Good Business
6. Before I go by Colleen Oakley

A model home

What is it about this home? It’s been featured on quite a few blogs this week. The place belongs to Patric Öhlund, who is a model and he lives in Stockholm in Sweden. What do you like the most about this place? I had a laugh about the herion and cocaine items, loved the clean interior in the bedroom and fell in love with the wall of books.

Images: Lovelylife

 

Where good food is made…

I couldn’t help but feel a bit hungry when I saw this place. It’s a fantastic kitchen. I sure the people who lives there are pretty good cooks. I would love to eat a meal in this house, or just use their kitchen once.

The rest of the place is also something special. It’s a lovely mix of styles and time periods – and the mix is very succesfull. Imagine having a drink after dinner, and reading a book here – that sure sounds great.

Source: bolaget

 

London Style Guide

London has and will always have a special place in my heart. I’m pretty sure that no matter how many cities I visit, London will always remain my number one city in the world. In London I feel inspired, fulfilled, excited, captivated, at ease… and I could go on. In short, London is where I feel at home, when I’m away from home.

And of course, when I was going to introduce my daughter to London for the very first time, I was really excited. And thank God, she liked it – all though Berlin is actually competing with London some days if I ask her.

I haven’t been to London for quite some time, because we’ve been travelling to Hamburg, Berlin and Paris instead. So I’ve decided that I need a trip to London this year.

And after buying the London Style Guide by Saska Graville, I am so ready to book my trip. I’m planning a trip this December, because I’ve never been there during Christmas, and I would love to see all the lights and Christmas decorations in the city.

As we all know, London can be big and overwhelming, the first few times you go there. But before you know it, you’ll have a long list of cute little shops, markets and parks you just have to stop by every time you’re in the city.

We’ve all been there – browsing through these (horrible) guide books, directing you to the key sights of the city. You’ll not find anything new and exciting in them that’s for sure. So that is why I think I’ve found the perfect combination. The London Style Guide and the Independent London Store Guide.

London Style Guide breaks it down by village, and reveals the places that the locals love. The book features some of the Londoners behind the shops, cafes and hotels, and ask them to reveal their city secrets. By delivering a carefully chosen selection of the smaller, most stylish spots that are revered by the residents, visitors feel like locals.

So I’ll keep reading this new and nicely laid out guide. And hopefully, I’ll add a few new spots to my list of favourite places. What about you – what are your favourite tips and places in London?

I’ve been busy…

… doing this for the past few days. It all started this weekend, and then we finally finished the book project today. I must admit – I had never imagined that we would be able to use up this much space. It’s just books! But I love it – and it has been my dream for a very long time – I wanted to get the library feeling at home. And now I’ve got it. Actually, I’m sitting in the living room right now – because my new office corner is in here. I’m quite happy about that as well.

So I’ll leave you now with a collage of our weekend activities and my new favourite wall in our new home.

Have a lovely evening!

Images: Espresso Moments