Perfect Reads with Perfect Glasses

Perfect Reads with Perfect Glasses

Isn’t being cosy just the best? I seriously just cannot stop talking about it because it makes me so happy. As I’m writing this blog post, I’m currently wrapped in my favourite knitted blanket, listening to my Lazy Chill playlist and loving life. Now that its autumn and I’m spending a lot more time indoors, I really want to catch up on my reading. It’s something I love to do for a few reasons:

One. It’s entertaining, like a movie in your mind.
Two. Reading helps me expand my vocabulary, which makes me feel more intelligent.
Three. I learn more about myself; what I like, what makes me laugh, and my dreams.
Four. Reading is a form of escape.
Five. It ignites the creative spark that I know is buried somewhere inside me.

Anika May // Favourite Books // anikamay.co.uk Anika May // Favourite Books // anikamay.co.ukI don’t often discuss the type of books I’m into because I used to always feel insecure or embarrassed because it was different from what my friends liked. Most people I know like thrillers, or mysteries, or even supernatural. I’m a super-mushy hopeless romantic, so the cheesier the better when it comes to my book taste. Hand me some chick lit over action and adventure any day. However, I do like a splash of drama too. Just the idea of cosying up reading a beautiful love story makes my heart sing – that’s just who I am.

When it comes to reading, glasses are a must. There’s no escaping them, no matter how hard I try – I just can’t see small words without them! In my everyday life, I don’t always need glasses because my vision isn’t the worst (although I’m so jealous of people who are out there just seeing for free), but when it comes to focusing my eyes struggle a little. When Perfect Glasses gave me the opportunity to try a pair of their spectacles, I wasn’t just going to get a basic false glass pair. Nope, I marched myself down to the optician, got a copy of my prescription and sent it to the brand, because there’s literally no point reviewing glasses if they’re not actually my glasses – know what I mean?

Anika May // Favourite Books // anikamay.co.ukThe pair I chose was the Munich 3298 C1 (which are currently on sale for 50% off) because I felt like they were the style that would suit me the most. And it’s safe to say I spent around thirty minutes trying to narrow the wide range down to just one pair. I’ve always worn dark-coloured frames because I think they just work better with my skin tone. The frames are 135mm wide and 39mm deep, but the first thing I noticed was how simply chic they look. I wear glasses when reading my faves at home but also working in my office, so the style has to be easy to wear and dress around.

Anika May // Favourite Books // anikamay.co.uk Anika May // Favourite Books // anikamay.co.ukThe glasses arrived in great time, which is always a bonus because I hate waiting weeks for a product that took minutes to buy. I was impressed by the fact they arrived with a spacious case and cleaning cloth – something my optician didn’t even provide! When I unpacked the glasses, I was pleasantly surprised to find out how lightweight they were. It never occurred to me how fantastic of a feature this was. A reason I’m always trying to get out of wearing glasses is because they irritate my face, and I think it’s the weight of them. I’m extremely happy to have received this pair that don’t fit too tight and weigh next to nothing.

Now that I have my perfect pair from Perfect Glasses, I can get on with the autumn/winter reads! I usually discover books online, because I can read plenty of information about the book without any spoilers. As much as I love a bookstore, I have a tendency to read a couple of pages and ruin the story. Out of my selection, I’ll Take New York is definitely one of my favourites because it’s just so freaking cute! I also finished Fairytale of New York which could be classed as it’s prequel and is just as adorable. It’s a total love story! Sleepless in Manhattan is similar, and both helped me to fall further in love with New York. Solitaire is a really relatable YA novel, full of emotion and a real page-turner. Similarly, Beautiful Broken Things is so engaging, it’s incredibly difficult to put down. Both Solitaire and Beautiful Broken Things were read twice and loved twice! Love, Lies and Spies is something a little different for me, as it’s set in the nineteenth-century. The book begins a little slow, but once you get into it; my goodness it’s hard not to be obsessed with.

Anika May // Favourite Books // anikamay.co.uk Anika May // Favourite Books // anikamay.co.ukCheck out my list of favourites below:
Solitaire by Alice Oseman
Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard <– Such a beautiful novel!
Sleepless in Manhattan by Sarah Morgan
I’ll Take New York by Miranda Dickinson (also check out Fairytale of New York by Miranda Dickinson = amaaaazing)
Love, Lies and Spies by Cindy Anstey

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  • Vivian Elegonye

    Those are cool, and yes black does look good with your skin tone. I hope to get me a pair soon, but thanks for the review

    http://www.vivellefashion.com

    • Thanks so much for reading, Vivian! xo

  • I use glasses too, and they have really nice styles! The glasses look great on you!

    Madame X
    The Flower Duet

  • I love the photos in this post! The glasses you have look great too, I recently found out that I’ll need glasses for distance, so I’ll have to check these out! They look so good on you!xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

    • Definitely do, such a lovely range! Thanks! xo

  • Inês Dionísio

    Great post!

    xoxo,
    Inês
    http://www.indiglitz.pt

  • Keren Morales

    Those glasses look perfect on you!
    love,
    http://www.kerenwithane.com

  • That style of glasses suits you so well! I love them! I never heard that you can actually order glasses like that, since here it’s just go to the store, check your eyes, choose glasses and wait two weeks. Gladly, we have many great stores here! 🙂

    Heidi ✨ | Heidi’s Planner

    • I always thought that too! But I literally just sent them a copy of my prescription (after having my eyes tested) and they made the glasses spot on xo

  • I love I’ll Take New York, give me a rom com book any day I swear! The glasses are super cute!

    Shiana xx | shianajarvis.com

    • It’s easy my favourite cosy read! Thanks so much xo

  • This post just reminded me I have books that I still haven’t opened yet. I keep buying books even though I still haven’t read the current one I’m reading 😀

    xx Alyssa | STYLE VANITY

    • I do that sometimes haha, enjoy! xo

  • sophie

    Nice glasses.
    sophieatieno.com

  • Coco Cami

    Great post, thanks for sharing 🙂 thanks for the book recommendations and the glasses are so stylish!

    Camille xo

    http://www.cococami.blogspot.co.uk

  • The glasses look really nice on you. I’m a reader too, but I don’t get as much reading done as I would like. Have you read The Hating Game by Sally Thorne? I really liked it.

    Jennifer | Mrs Q Beauty

    • I haven’t heard of that one! Will definitely look into it! xo

  • Courtney Hardy

    These sound like really good books. I’ll have to check them out.
    https://sugarcoatedbears.blogspot.com/

    • Great, thanks for reading! 🙂 xo

  • Kelsey & Kenecha

    What cute photos!

    Florals&Smiles

  • pretty glasses!! =
    Lesley-Kim

  • Super cute! You look amazing with those on, they really do suit you!
    Lucie, xx

    http://thefrenchpier.blogspot.com/

    • Aw thank you! That’s very sweet xo

  • MoreThanDestination

    I like your point that reading helps you understand yourself better. I never thought about reading that way, but it totally makes sense.

    http://www.morethandestination.com

    • It really does, like a development in personality xo

  • You look lovely in these new specs. I wear eyeglasses sometimes as well. Being cosy is the absolute best, especially in cooler months.
    FASHION TALES

    • Totally agree, love autumn! Thanks xo

  • They really suit you! x
    A Blushing Beauty Blog

  • Ashon

    Very interesting post and thanks for sharing good book list. Those glasses look great on you.

    xx Ashon
    http://ashonfashionary.com/three-fall-transitional-outfits-to-try-now/

  • That glasses looks cool and cute! Thanks for the book recommendations.

    StyleSprinter Blog by Katya Bychkova

  • Such a great inspiration about book reading. These days we seldom pick up a book, sit down and be cosy. So nice to read this kind of post!
    http://www.busyandfab.com

    • Absolutely love a cosy vibe! Thanks! xo

  • waoo dear you looks amazing realy girl & pictures are pretty love your style girl…. 🙂
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  • No shame in your book preferences! I personally like fantasy (especially harry potter – I can read it over and over again!) and comics. I’m not a glasses wearer, but some of my glasses wearing friends almost seem to associate their glasses with part of who they are. Glad you found your perfect pair!

    becky @ star violet

    • I do love a good comic actually, ahaha! Thanks so much for reading, Becky xo

  • I’m SUCH a sucker for chick lit too (and also avoid telling people about it haha). There’s nothing cosier than snuggling up with a good book, and good glasses are a total necessity for me too!

    Steph – http://www.nourishmeblog.co.uk

    • Glad I’m not alone haha! Thanks so much for reading, Steph 🙂 xo

  • I love reading too (and depending on my mood I like thrillers, mysteries, or chick lit!).
    These frames really suit you and that sounds like a great ordering process!
    Julia x
    http://www.thevelvetrunway.com

  • You’re looking cute with those glasses dear.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com