The reading bug bit me, like really seriously, when I was in sixth grade. It was intense. When I wasn't forced to focus on something else, my nose was stuck in a book. Sweet Valley, Virginia Andrews, Roald Dahl, Adrian Mole - you name it - I read it.
Well you know what they say - "if you are a true reader you will make time to read". So I have recently rediscovered my reading passion and have made time to read every night before bed, resisting the tempting pull of TV series. And here are some favourite devour-worthy titles I've read over the past few months:
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert: I never read "Eat, Pray, Love" (although I did love the film) - but this book is a must-read for creatives and artists. Written in conversational style with some practical and mystical insights...very inspiring indeed.
Inferno by Dan Brown: Pure thrilling fun! If you like the Millennium series (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest etc.) you will like this action-packed, intelligent novel. The plot is riveting and the characters are smart and sexy.
Misverstand (You Lost Me) by Marita Van Der Vyver: I love Marita van der Vyver's writing style - it is familiar and language with such a true South African flavour, even though this book is set in Paris for the most part (so fulfilling for the Francophile in me!). Beautifully written - it is a tale of loss and disillusionment...with that distinct humour that I loved in "Griet Skryf 'n Sprokie" and "Die Dinge van 'n Kind".
The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss: If you haven't read this guy's books, you have to seriously make a plan honey! The 4-Hour Body literally transformed the way I thought about eating and working out and the 4-Hour Work Week has done the same for my life as a business owner. No more feelings of guilt for not slaving away at the gym or at the office - Tim Ferriss has the hacks you've been searching for!