The Bookshelf: Christmas Special


Hey Santa, I think it's time I caught up on some reading...

Apart from diving in to every novel that Hannah-Rose has recommend so far in our bookshelf series, I found myself reflecting on my lack of commitment overall this year. I used to read a lot, and collect books like Rory Gilmore, but as I got busier, and my apartment, seemingly smaller, it became less about books and more about my iPad. I'm not saying it's necessarily a bad things, after all my husband has taken to downloading multiple e-books at a time, but every now and then, it's nice to have something tactile in your possession. Trust me, your coffee table will thank you for it!

Here is a little roundup of what's on my Christmas reading list:

Unconditional Magazine
A biannual fashion offering put together by stylist Ilona Hamer and photographer Alexandra Nataf. It's always a pleasure to see two creative souls collaborate, and this one is not only a great read, but a picture perfect addition to any book shelf.

Slim Aarons: Women
A fresh look at the photographers work, put together in a beautiful hard cover book that you'll want to keep forever.

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
I love a good New York Times book review, and this one had me captivated. About family, marriage, parenthood and growing up - be prepared for tears!

ZOE Magazine
The latest offering by fashion designer Zoe Karssen is a printed publication infused with the brands signature cool. All about inspiration, Karssen enlisted friends & contributors who were given complete freedom to create something genuine and new.

Lion by Saroo Brierley
Brierley's original memoir, A Long Way From Home, takes to the big screen this month in Lion - the story of an Indian boy who gets separated from his family, and ends up being adopted by an Australian couple. Many years later after flashbacks of his homeland, he uses Google Earth to try and track down his family. I'll no doubt see the film (cue waterworks) but can't wait to read the book first.

Photos by Rohan Peterson