ON MY BEDSIDE TABLE Katie Piper
The inspiring Katie Piper, who rebuilt her life after an acid attack, shares five of her favourite reads. Katie’s latest book, Confidence: The Secret, is out now.
◆ I’ve always loved reading, and I read to my two-year-old daughter, Belle, every day. She’s already a member of the library! These days, I prefer autobiographies because I relate to real life more than to fiction. I’m currently enjoying MY STORY by businesswoman JO MALONE. I’ve met Jo and her story’s fantastic; she’s a great example of a hardworking, woman in business who’s faced her share of struggles, too. ◆ RICHARD REED (the co-founder of Innocent Drinks) asked a range of people, from Bear Grylls and Dame Judi Dench to Ruby Wax – and me! – to share their most valuable piece of advice with others, and the result is his amazing book, IF I COULD TELL YOU JUST ONE THING… It’s inspiring, but also entertaining.
◆ Although I don’t read much fiction, I love MARTINA COLE; her books are gripping and so well-written. The characters in FACELESS make it come alive – I couldn’t put it down.
◆ I’ve been a fan of MARIAN KEYES for years, and recently read SUSHI FOR BEGINNERS, about a career-focused London girl who moves to Dublin. I love the way her books deal with serious topics but are also very funny!
◆ I believe that positive thinking can create life-changing results such as increased happiness, and that’s the message in THE SECRET by RHONDA BYRNE. I took a lot from this book and use it in my everyday life.