The season of the trashy beach read may be over, but we’re still stacking up paper backs like it’s nobodies business. These papered friends give us so much — knowledge, inspiration, aspiration, and even at times daydream fuel. Because of that, we thought it only fair to share with you the books that are changing the Vérité Team’s lives right this minute — and who knows, maybe they’ll do the same for you!
The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter–And How to Make the Most of Them Now
Your twenties are full of crossroads — first it’s what college should I go to? Then what city should I plant my roots in? Should I travel, or get into the upward stream of the work force? And let us tell you, from here on out these splitting trails never end. The Defining Decade is a wonderfully written tool, full of case studies directly from Jay’s own experiences as a therapist that aid you in all aspects from love, and career, to those hefty decisions. This one definitely falls under the category of “life changer”.
The Prophet (A Borzoi Book)
Here’s another title that will forever act as a guideline to our lives. The Prophet is a beautiful, philosophical look at life and it’s ethics. Bet you never thought a dusty ancient hardcover is where you might find your best relationship advise, but trust us on this one…
The Last Days of Summer: The Photographs of Akila Berjaoui
Akila Berjaoui is a young female photographer we’ve long admired. While our Instagram feeds are polluted with imagery defining the male gaze of the female form, Berjaoui’s wanderlust coffee table book does more than just give us FOMO for a flight outta here. She reminds us that the female body is beauty in all it’s forms, and that there is never just one perfect bikini body — they are all art.
The Artist’s Way Workbook
You’re going to be mystified to find out that the tool you needed to unblock all your creative successes was right on Amazon this entire time. The Artist’s Way is a 12-week workshop that Cameron has designed to jiggle you right out of your self-deprecating mindset and into the artist you know lies inside. Whether you complete the tasks, or just read Cameron’s inspiring story, you’ll be no worse off and that’s for sure.
Surely on the wish list of every fashion gal from here to Timbuktu, photographer Purienne’s new coffee table masterpiece is brimming with the visual stimulation you need on a dreary day. The grainy images of gypset, barefooted beauties will have you wanting to pick up your own film and get snapping.
Ways of Seeing: Based on the BBC Television Series (Penguin Books for Art)If you’re a fan of art history, psychology, feminism, or just being rad at dinner convo — this book is for you. We will advise, it can be a little dry at times but the overall message is unforgettable. This intrinsic look at the male gaze, and how women have been portrayed in art, and then media will blow your mind.