The Book List #615.12.13
Despite the awful title Can You Get Hooked on Lip Balm? by Perry Romanowski is actually a really good read that challenges what we thin...
Despite the awful title Can You Get Hooked on Lip Balm? by Perry Romanowski is actually a really good read that challenges what we think we know about beauty products in particular parabens, sulphates, "natural" cosmetics, and the marketing behind the brands. Can You Get Hooked on Lip Balm? stands as an introduction to the science behind beauty (you can read a lot more articles on the Beauty Brains website); if you like challenging what you think you know about beauty products, you should read this book.
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness is a super beautiful contemporary tale about learning to grieve. A monster visits a young boy to tell him three stories, when the final story is told the boy must tell his own or the beast will eat him. There is no denying the simplicity of the writing style since this is a book written for children, yet it remains profound nonetheless in a dark and ever so slightly twisted way.