She’s best known as the go-to for a good blow, but in some circles, she’s also known as the ‘feminist book whisperer’.
We love her for her always-positive vibes (even in the face of everything 2020 threw at small business owners), her uplifting energy and her go-getter hustle.
And of course, for getting her bits, in some of our bits.
Here, Phoebe Simmonds from The BLOW shares her best reads to suit every mood.
Different strokes for different folks, but it’s a truth universally acknowledged in my book club that you can tell a rollicking read from a non-starter before you turn to the second page. With entertainment on demand and hours of insta scrolling at our finger tips, it’s become even more important to invest our reading time wisely, with a book guaranteed to make you feel, dream, think or challenge.
Here are my top picks for unputdownable reads for all kinds of vibes and tastes for the bits crew.
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Empress of Fashion by Amanda McKenzie Stuart
A whole lotta lols
Calypso by David Sedaris
Any Human Heart by William Boyd
Self help before it existed
I Remember Nothing by Nora Ephron
All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Unforgettably dark but enthralling
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
A bit of business
Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Some leadership inspo
Business as Usual by Anita Roddick
Some old fashioned intel
The Vanity Fair Diaries by Tina Brown
And some really good feminism
Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino
Beauty by Bri Lee
Shrill by Lindy West
More than a Woman by Caitlin Moran
Not Just Lucky by Jamila Rizvi
Phe wearing Nico