I’ve come across some really good books lately so I thought I’d share my 3 favourite.
They’re pretty varied but here goes.
To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out The World? – Lucy Siegle.
Lucy is one of Britain’s leading journalists on social and environmental justice. This book is about fast fashion and it’s impact on labour rights and the workers in developing countries. She looks at how to gain sustainable, quality products without having to compromise on the lives of the workers. It’s a real eye-opener and as someone who is disgusted by the amount in my wardrobe, makes me really think about what I’m purchasing, who made all the effort and who profits (here’s a hint: it’s not the women who sews day and night hunched over a ratty machine to add sequins to a top that you then purchase for $15.00). I haven’t even finished this book yet but it’s already a favourite.
Callgirl: Confessions of Double Life – Jeannette Angell.
True account of Jeanette’s life as a callgirl. Not what you would expect as majority of the time you expect some sort of fall from grace for someone to become a callgirl. The story is in depth, offers new perspectives into prostitution and actually makes you question the profession as a whole.
Eleven – Mark Watson
A story about 11 lives not necessarily intersecting but a simple action by one person having a snow-ball effect on the others in the story. Really interesting, especially as you try to guess how people are connected and why they’re connected.
What books have you read lately that you’ve just loved?
all books can be purchased at Amazon.