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LIFESTYLE: Cozy Autumn Reads

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Altough I am a bookworm and will be all my life, exept for vacation, I don´t intend to read that much in Summer. Actually I don´t know why, because I love reading so much! But the moment the temperature drops below the 20C°, I have a pile of books beside my bedside table, joined by a scented candle and a big mug of tea and then the beaming into another world starts. Especially crimis are my must-read for Autumn. Sometimes my parents even sent someone searching for me, because I was like a very rare sort of animal, which was never ever seen again. But let´s be honest, it doesn´t get any better right? So therefore I have collected my absolute favourite reads for stormy autumn afternoons.

1.Harry Potter by J.K.Rowling

Let´s start with a classic (and my all time favourite book by far). Every Autumn I Whip out at least three of them and read them in the least amount of time. Especially the first one warms my heart every time I read it. It´s just the best! And if you are lucky enough and haven´t read Harry Potter ( I am really jealous of you because in your life there is going to be some Magic happenen`!). Also if you like J.K.Rowlings style of writing, but are not in the whole fantasy kind of stuff , her pseudonym Robert Galbraith published a crime series which is out of this world and got made into a series on BBC recently.

2.The Girl who takes an eye for an eye by David Lagercrantz

Lisbeth is back! I was so excited when I saw this at the Airport in London! I loved the milenium triology and altough some people say that he didn´t do a good Job, I actually really like David Langercrantz´s style of writing and I think he did a pretty good Job in keeping Lisbeth and Mikael alive.

Lisbeth Salander is an unstoppable force: Sentenced to two months in Flodberga women’s prison for saving a young boy’s life by any means necessary, Salander refuses to say anything in her own defence. She has more important things on her mind.

Mikael Blomkvist makes the long trip to visit every week – and receives a lead to follow for his pains. For him, it looks to be an important expose for Millennium. For her, it could unlock the facts of her childhood.

Even from a corrupt prison system run largely by the inmates, Salander will stand up for what she believes in, whatever the cost. And she will seek the truth that is somehow connected with her childhood memory, of a woman with a blazing birthmark on her neck – that looked as if it had been burned by a dragon’s fire . . .

The tension, power and unstoppable force of The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye are inspired by Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy, as Salander and Blomkvist continue the fight for justice that has thrilled millions of readers across the world.

3.Eat Smart by Niomi SmartOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Since I went to London last year I was considering buying this book, because the recipes were very appealing, healthy and I love Niomi. Actually I didn´t end up buying it because my suitcase was rather heavy and rather full. As it is in life I forgot to buy the book when I was in London this year. Therefore I was really really happy to see it in our local bookshop. Lucky me! I recommend not doing the same mistake as I did and buy this book straight away if you love healthy food!

Niomi Smart’s passion is healthy food and her most popular YouTube video series, What I Eat in a Day, inspires a global audience of millions to look, live and feel better. Now, for the first time, she has compiled all of her favourite recipes into a cookbook to show you the smart way to eat.Niomi’s food is for everyone. Like her recently launched snacking service for the health conscious, SourcedBox, she focuses on natural food, using everyday ingredients that will work wonders on your well-being. And all her recipes are simple to make and can fit into your daily life.Already an online phenomenon, Niomi creates recipes for anyone who wants to feel amazing from the inside out, covering: breakfasts, lunches, dinners, desserts, snacks, baked treats and drinks, she offers a really easy way to eat delicious, healthy food at every mealtime. Wake up to a Tropical Smoothie Bowl, for example, whip up a Roasted Fennel, Lentil and Fig Salad for lunch, and finish off the day with a Mauritian Curry with Coconut and Coriander Rice, inspired by her travels. And with plenty of snacks and desserts to feast on too – try Niomi’s Beetroot Cake with Chocolate Ganache or a Salted Caramel Ice Cream – you’ll be surprised just how delicious eating smart can be.

 

4. The Cake Book by Cupcake Jemma

Going with the food theme, I have another one for you. Whenever you go to London make sure to go to Crumbs & Doilies in Soho and treat yourself to one of the delicious cupcakes! For everybody that lives not in the UK and don´t have the opportunity that often to go to the shop I have a very good solution! You can either go to YouTube type in Cupcake Jemma and try one of her delicious recipes or you get yourself her cake book which is absolutley amazing. For hardcore fans like me you can of course do both!

Jamie Oliver’s Food Tube presents The Cake Book, a collection of 50 deliciously inventive and exciting cake and cupcake recipes from Food Tube’s own Cupcake Jemma.

‘Split up seasonally, you’ll have a wonderfully naughty treat to choose from, whatever the time of year – this book might be small in size, but it’s crammed full of brilliant recipes’ – Jamie Oliver

As owner of Crumbs & Doilies, one of London’s most creative cake and cupcake bakeries, Jemma shows you the easiest everyday classics alongside four chapters of super-cool seasonal cake recipes. With step-by-step instructions alongside handy hints and tips The Cake Book is a beautifully presented collection of recipes you’ll want to bake time and again, including epic layer cakes such as Raspberry Ripple, Super Lemon Meringue and Ridiculous Chocolate as well as amazing cupcakes like Blueberry Cheesecake, Buttered Popcorn, Cookies & Cream, Eton Mess and more.
Jemma Wilson began baking professionally at the esteemed Rose Bakery before starting her own business in 2006. Crumbs & Doilies has since become one of the most respected and exciting makers of cakes and cupcakes in London, with an emphasis on top quality ingredients, imaginative flavours, beautiful presentation and attention to detail that Jemma carries through to all her recipes.

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Let me know if you have any favourite book at the moment!

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