February flew by! Not only is it the shortest month of the year, but it’s my birthday month! I also launched my wallpapers, so it felt like I blinked and the month was over. Needless to say, I didn’t get as much reading done as I had hoped for. Only two months into the year, and I’m already slipping. I didn’t totally disappoint. I do have a list of interesting things that I want to share with you. I know most monthly reading lists are for the current month, but I’m doing it as what I read in February, and you can take what you like and read them any month of the year.
February Reading List
- Eat, Drink, Nap: Bringing The House Home by Soho House: I’m a big fan of Soho House. Frankly, I’ve never been to one. However, their overall aesthetic and mission is something I vibe with. They are membership-based and have clubs, restaurants, cinemas, spas and workspaces. They released a collection of books to share how they entertain in all these different venues and styles. What I really enjoyed about this book is that it gives you fabulous details on everything from creating the right mood lighting to mastering the perfect playlist.
- High Vibration Beauty: Recipes and Rituals for Radical Self Care by Kerrilynn Palmer & Cindy Diprima Morisse: This is the debut book from the founders of CAP Beauty: a beauty and wellness website and brand that I’m a big fan of. We did a feature with them on Glitter Guide a couple of years ago. It’s broken down into seasons and shares recipes, rituals and beauty DIY ideas. It’s really an interesting read. I’m eager to make the Forbidden Porridge.
- Give A Sh*T: Do Good. Live Better. Save the Planet by Ashlee Piper: This book was recommended to me by my colleague at Glitter Guide, Sam (who just wrote a beautiful essay about developing creative confidence). It’s a fun, witty read about ways we can help save the planet. I really love how she breaks down daunting topics and gives easy, actionable steps that we all can do.
- French Kids Eat Everything by Karen Le Billion: I read this book after the birth of my daughter years ago. I remember reading it and being like, “This makes total sense!” However, it’s a lot harder to put into action than you would think. It’s about fostering healthy eating habits and good manners the way the French do. We really need to rethink how we teach children about food and eating in our culture. I know I needed a refresher since my two kids are being pickier than ever. If you have picky eaters like me, give this book a read.
- Ways To Keep Your Bathroom Clean by Or Gotham, Into The Gloss: I enjoyed this quick, easy read about how to keep your bathroom clean; my most-dreaded household duty!
- But How: The Basics of Mindfulness by Lenéa Sims, The Thirlby: If you’re not reading The Thirlby, you should be. Founded by Almila Kakinc-Dodd, who I’ve known in the blogging world for a very long time, and has written a few articles for Glitter Guide. The site is about making wellness and self-care into social-care for me, you and all. It’s about inclusivity and social justice and so much more. Read the About page for a much more eloquent explanation. I really liked this recent article that breaks down how to be mindful in a way that’s easy to understand.