August Wrap-Up: The Month of Non-Fiction

Hey y’all!

So somehow September showed up… Yay, fall fashion is coming! I just wish I could have fall fashion without school.

Anyway, August was, as you probably got from the title, a month of non-fiction. I didn’t read a single novel in August. What is going on with me? I did start rereading Winter, however, so it wasn’t completely a month sans fiction.

Why did I read so much non-fiction? Well, recently my interest in fashion and beauty has been revived, and I guess I need a way to support myself while I’m working on my novels. So I read mostly books on fashion and makeup. Doing my makeup is one of the best parts of my day, and I’d love to be a makeup artist, whether that’s for film, runway, or the everyday woman.

So the books I read in August:

1. Audrey Hepburn, An Elegant Spirit by Sean Hepburn-Ferrer; 5/5 stars

This book was amazing; here is my review.

2. How to be a Hepburn in a Hilton World by Jordan Christy; 4.5/5 stars

This book was revised and retitled How to be a Hepburn in a Kardashian World. I enjoyed this book very much; it had lots of good advice every girl ought to hear.

3. Running for my Life by Lopez Lomong; 3.5/5 stars

This was for school, and I liked it, but there was something off about the writing style that I just didn’t like- I would have been fine not finishing it if I hadn’t had to for school.

4. Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty by Andrew Bolton; 4/5 stars

This book was mostly pictures, so rating it is kinda hard, but I did read the text parts and it was fascinating. I’ve been a fan of McQueen’s clothes since I discovered that his house did some of Effie Trinket’s costumes. They’re so unique!

5. Beauty from the Inside-Out by Bobbi Brown; 5/5 stars

For starters, this book has me wanting to eat maybe just a little healthier. The book was quick and easy to read, the recipes looked delicious, and the bits of makeup advice were very helpful- especially the part about makeup for glasses.

6. Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual by Bobbi Brown; 5/5 stars

This one was solely makeup with a dash of skincare- and it was fabulous. I love Bobbi’s straightforward writing style, and the advice, along with the gorgeous photographs, made this one of the best books I read this month.

It was also a great month for blogging; these are the posts I wrote in case you missed something:

For a brief update on the sequel to Captain Guinevere:

The editing is still going on; I’m waiting on my editor. Also, I’ve been working with the amazing Rebecca Treadway  on the cover! Rebecca did the last cover, and I’m super excited to be working with her again.

How was your August? What was the best book you read? 

-Clara

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