Instagrammers, big and small are influencing what you buy whether you like it or not. I have come to notice that flatlays and props are leaning towards Instagrammable reading material which is pretty cool. I already had a few of these reading picks you will see below but some were definitely subliminally pushed into my Amazon basket without my choosing after mindlessly scrolling through Instagram. Whether or not you are a blogger you will still want to read the majority of these picks, so carry on reading for some fabulous literature.
Sunday Times best seller ‘Little Black Book’ is written by Otegha Uwagba, one of Forbes Under 30, so you know it’s going to be a goodie. I love how this book is rather teeny and fits in my handbag to read on my travels to and from work. Oh and being so small you will always have it with you to add to your food and coffee photos whilst out and about. What I also love is the many many subtitles in each chapter. So, even if you are only scanning the book you can pick out some good tidbits through the subheadings! Yet, with a little more concentration and reading you will learn a lot from this book about working life.
This book was definitely subconciously pushed on me by Instagram after seeing it in so many Instagram pictures. I didn’t even know what it was about but was drawn into the elegant black design…by the way it feels lovely as well (random). This book is a collection of poetry, some more disturbing than others. Although it is at times intense, it is beautifully written and cleverly presented. Oh and Rupi is another Sunday Times Bestseller!
I have owned this book for a while and even bought my mum a copy half way through reading chapter 1! I have grown up with parents that create incredible companies and often sell them so I know the highs and lows that entrepreneurs go through and found it really interesting to read from megastar creator of Rodial. You can learn a lot in this book of how to create your own brand and what can turn you into an “overnight” success.
I have raved about Blogosphere magazine on numerous occasions and thanks to my mum subscribing for me a few years ago. This magazine is filled with so much information and has become a bit of a necessity for every blogger to own…my mum was well ahead of the time finding out about this magazine and I am ever so thankful for every snippet of information I have learnt from each issue. The magazine has stayed true to the way it is produced each time and is incredibly bulky with almost 200 pages of high quality paper and content. Have a listen to Blogosphere gal Albertine Brandon on these blogger podcasts.
Last year when I heard that Glamour was essentially stopping production bar its biannual issues I was devastated. It is one of the only magazines I bought regularly. Yet here it is with its first issue back and named SS18 Beauty Book. The reason every blogger in the universe seems to have snagged a copy is because legendary ZOELLA is gracing the cover…and two other incredible women…but I have only seen this copy in the umpteen flatlays and Instagram stories. I found it hard to find a copy only days after it was released, never mind a Zoella cover…good luck.
Are you guilty of owning any of these blogger publication cliches? What have I missed off my list?