When it comes to Youtuber books, I tend to stay away from them. I prefer to read books by people who write for the love of it, and aren’t just doing it for their online brand. That’s how most Youtuber books come across to me, anyway. They never mention books in their videos, until it’s time to announce the publication of their own… cynical, moi?
I don’t watch Fleur de Force on Youtube, so I’m not really sure what drew me to buy this, her second book, The Luxe Life. However every now and again I get tempted by a book that’s going to look good on my coffee table, and for that, this definitely fits the bill. I’d also heard that this book included brand new content which was not featured online, so I thought it might be worth buying if it was info that could not be found on Fleur’s channel.
I would describe this book as a guide to hosting parties rather than everyday life tips. Think decor, gifts, your outfit, makeup and of course, the menu. It is a beautiful book that I will definitely turn to next time I plan an event at home. However, it lacked a certain something for me. Yes, the advice is simple which can be good sometimes, but I felt like I could have got her ideas elsewhere. There was no Wow Factor.
Until my next dinner party, this book looks pretty on my shelf, but will probably one day end up being donated to a charity raffle as a prize. I’m going back to not reading Youtuber books for now.
Have you read The Luxe Life and do you watch Fleur on Youtube?