Weekly Reads – September 9th

I can’t believe that September is already here with a full-on autumn vibe. The colder days are here, the air is so crisp and the sun is less warm. At least in Berlin. I did use this as an excuse to stock up on a million types of warm drinks that I shared all details of over on my Instagram, so I guess I can’t complain that much. Truth is, I am also excited for the new month ahead. I am looking forward to entering a good rhythm in terms of daily and work routines, hopefully also building up a few good new habits.

This past week I’ve been reading quite a lot. I finished “Circe” by Madeleine Miller and I loved it. Really loved it. The book is well written – not too many cringy moments as you often encounter in poorly written books – and the story is beautifully told. At its core, it’s the story of a woman discovering herself and the life she wants to live and gathering the courage to do it over a (god’s) lifetime. She, of course also happens to be the daughter of Helios, the god of su, and the greek mythology part in the book completely won me over. As a kid I used to love reading anything about the greek mythology and this retelling of Circe’s story was completely up my alley. Highly, highly recommended!

As for what I am reading next, I have already started with “The Boys Club” by Erica Katz and while I am only about 110 pages in, I am still curious to see how the book will turn out, so I think it’s too early for me to speak. Fingers crossed that it lives up to the hype I created in my mind as I was super excited to pick it up!



The Weekly Reads


What to read this fall. These are the most anticipated novels this fall. I am serious about my reading game this time around so I think I might add “His Only Wife” to my reading list. It sounds intriguing and like a good story. What is luxury? I enjoyed this interview with Stella McCartney on luxury and the pace of fashion. I wasn’t aware of the fact that last year she sold a minority stake in her brand to LVMH and became an adviser to chairman Bernard Arnault on how can the group reduce its carbon footprint.

“The question more than ever is ‘What is luxury?’ It’s certainly not a bloody crocodile handbag, I can tell you that much. For me, luxury is having a healthy planet and making the right choices, being conscious of your place on the planet. It’s not a fashion question. This is a lifestyle question. The big brands are going to have to stand up and pay attention.” 

Finance check. I did mention that ever since the start of the pandemic, personal finances have been top of mind for me, so no wonder I squeeze in an article with almost every read. What to do on payday to manage your money.

My boss wants to be my bff. Or when you have to manage your manager’s emotions. An “entertaining” problem to have with a bit of a boundary-setting exercise needed.

+ What I’d love to buy this fall. It’ already fall in Berlin, the weather changed in an instant, the air is crisper and the sun is less warm. Hence, all I keep thinking of is wearing cosy sweaters. I am eyeing this grey & Other Stories sweater or this other one with cute dinosaur buttons.


Thank you for reading and I hope you are having a wonderful week!


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