CRAZY BLONDE BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 2016

Angels In Our Midst, a beautiful book by artist Anne H. Neilson is at the top of my list of recommendations for 2016.  It is an inspirational book filled with Anne's art and her story.  Anne says that in 2003 when she painted her first angel, she had "found her voice".  Upon reading this book, I am certain that you will be longing for an Angel painted by Anne H. Neilson as I am!  A portion of the proceeds from Angels In Our Midst will go to charities that are highlighted throughout the book.

 

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My next recommendation is Daring Greatly by Brene Brown.  I saw Brene on Oprah's Super Soul Sunday and knew that Daring Greatly was a book that we all need to read.  It is a #1 New York Times bestseller and is full of widsom!  Michael Bungay Stainer, author of Do More Great Work says it best when he praises Daring Greatly.

"Here's the essence of the book:  Vulnerability is courage in you but inadequacy in me.  Brene's book, weaving together research and Texan anecdote, shows you some paths forward.  And don't for a moment think this is just for women.  Men carry the burden of being strong and never weak, and we pay a heavy price for it.  Daring Greatly can help us all"

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On a much lighter note, Eddie Ross's Modern Mix is a delightful book!  I have literally poured over the pictures and read every word!  Modern Mix is full of ideas for collecting and displaying flea market, yard sale and thrift store finds.  The book is divided into eight chapters - Inspire, Discover, Acquire, Restore, Curate, Mix, Style and Entertain.  You will be inspired to be more creative in decorating and entertaining on a budget!

 

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The Craft Cocktail Party by Julie Reiner was a wonderful surprise on Christmas morning!  Julie Reiner is one of the Top 10 Mixologists in the Country according to Food and Wine Magazine.  If you are an aspiring Mixologist, this is the book to buy! 

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I can't wait to try "Her Kissing Cousins" and "Siesta" drinks!

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Also at the top of my list for beautiful, inspirational books is On Yoga, The Architecture of Peace by Michael O'Neill.  On Yoga is a photographic tribute to the discipline of yoga.  Pictured are famous yogis B.K.S. Iyengar, Colleen Saidman, Donnan Karan, Sting, Christy Turlington and Gurmuch Kaur Ahalsa.  This extraordinary book tells the story of yoga with nearly 200 never before seen photographs. 

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The beautiful Christy Turlington!

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Sting and Trudie Styler

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Moses, Vishwa Atma Nandji Rishikesh

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The Vintage Tea Party Book, a Complete Guide to Hosting Your Perfect Party by Angel Adoree  is a totally whimsical book for people who love to entertain!  The Vintage Tea Party Book features recipes as well as tips on hairstyling, makeup and collecting vintage china.  It embraces the style and class of the trendy London Vintage scene.  If you have a passion for creative entertaining, tea parties and vintage you will love this book!

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I'm so excited to share some of my book recommendations for 2016 with all of you!  I have a passion for beautiful books!  Let me know what your favorite books are!  Leave your comments in the box below and don't forget to leave your email to receive Crazy Blonde Life in your inbox!