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One of the good things about summer is the time we set aside for reading. Granted, I haven't had much free time in the last week but I'm going up north this weekend and plan on reading pretty much the whole time I'm there. I've picked up a few books and magazines here and there and wanted to share with you what's currently on my "to-read" pile, but also other books I want to get into in the coming months.

The Gentlewoman

This is probably the most amazing magazine ever created. It features brilliant and inspiring women working in different fields, smart essays that will make you think and question what's around you, and the most beautiful images. I even love flicking through the advertisement section. Reading this magazine is such an experience down to the feeling of the paper. I will continue to wax lyrical about this magazine to everyone who wants to hear about it until I'm dead.

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Another one of my favourites. I've had a subscription to this magazine for two years now and I'm always impressed with the quality of the content. I get excited every time I receive a new issue, especially for their 'private views' sections. Over the issues, I was happy to see that they interviewed some of my icons like Emily Weiss, Pernille Teisbaek, and Ditte Reffstrup. 

Det Nye

When traveling I always think it's always fun to look at magazines we don't have here. I remember my childhood friend bringing magazines from Japan every summer when she would visit her family, and it was the coolest thing ever! This time in Norway, I picked up a copy of 'Det Nye' with the singer Fanny Andersen on the cover (I love her song 'Kids'). Martine told me she loves this magazine and it will be a good way for me to practice my Norwegian haha ;) 

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The Multi-Hyphen Method: Work Less, Create More and Design a Career That Works for You - Emma Gannon

The Multi-Hyphen Method is a book that was on my reading list for a while. I love Emma Gannon (and met her while I was in London, she is the best) and every time she talked about this book, I knew I would love it. I am only two chapters in but I am hooked. It is all about creating your ideal career while working on different things. It is also about finding a new way of working that is ideal for you with your interests, money, and schedule in mind. I think after reading this I will understand better how the working world is changing and how I can adapt to it. 

Bella Figura: How to Live, Love and Eat the Italian Way - Kamin Mohammadi

Sounds like the perfect summer read am I right? I don't know much about this book but I think the author wanted to discuss the beauty life has to offer and how soaking in all the little things around you, whether it is a delicious gelato or a summer fling, can make life even more fun and beautiful. Will keep you updated with this read!

Mad Girl - Bryony Gordon

I just finished reading this book two days ago and adored it (read my review of Bryony's last book here). In this second memoir, the author talks about her experience with OCD, drug abuse and depression. It touches very heavy topics while being very funny at the same time. I learned a lot about the challenges mental illnesses impose on people's lives. While being somehow educational, this read was also very enjoyable due to Bryony's talent for writing.

On my reading list

Because the list of books I want to read is ever growing... I currently have on my bedside table an advanced copy of Emily Giffin's 'All We Ever Wanted'. This author is pretty much one of my favourites when it comes to chick lit and novels in general. I was also really happy to learn that Katherine Ormerod from WorkWorkWork is releasing a book in September called 'Why Social Media is Ruining Your Life'. She is such a talented writer so I'm excited to read this non-fiction piece. Other books I'd love to read are Nora Ephron's 'I Remember Nothing and Other Reflections', 'Am I There Yet' by Mari Andrew, 'Promising Young Women' by Caroline O'Donoghue and 'On Chesil Beach' by Ian McEwan. The list is much longer than that but there is not enough time to read everything and I, unfortunately, have to make choices. 

What is on your current reading list?