well read with: ally may

well read with: ally may

Ally May Carey is a woman of substance. Quite literally – her blog is titled substance. An avid sharer and creator of lifestyle content, the multi-faceted creative has a lot to offer. She proves there's more than meets the eye when it comes to infuencers. Especially with her thought pieces, links she's loving & out of the ordinary adventures. So missread.co reached out to gain insight on what she reads, her go-to vice and everything inbetween.

Imagery courtesy of Ally May

What have you read recently?
Nothing too crazy - I have been time poor, but I am trying to get through The Barefoot Investor as it’s time to learn about money and what I should do!

Favourite non-fiction:
The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck by Mark Manson and Just Kids by Patti Smith

Favourite fiction:
To Kill A Mocking Bird by Harper Lee, The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger, and The Outsiders.

What's the one book you always recommend?
If it was kid me I would say Harry Potter - HA! But now, I would say books by Stephen King, Kurt Vonnegut and anything crime fiction.


"With anything in life, I think you have to go after what you want. Don’t let education or
people restrict you."


Women who inspire you:
My mum. My sisters. My sister in law. Everyday women. 

Best advice you've ever received:
Be humble. Be kind. It really is the best advice you can give someone as it is so important to be these two things in every facet of life.

Best advice you'd like to share:
With anything in life, I think you have to go after what you want. Don’t let education or people restrict you. I am a huge believer in setting out to achieve things you want by writing goals and ticking them off. It sounds cliche, however, hard work is everything and you’re the only one who can control your own future. 


How do you unwind?
Listen to music, read or watch Netflix!

Go-to resources:
Pinterest, Digg.com, The Gentlewoman (magazine), Mental Floss, The Cut, Goop. I have very varied interests so I like to keep across all different things.

How do you keep up to date?
I live a very transient life and my day to day is never consistent, so with this I have to keep a check list, diary, to-do list. Otherwise I go crazy!

News wise...
CNN, news.com.au or Sydney Morning Herald.

Ally's go-to...
Podcast The Teacher’s Pet
Magazine The Gentlewoman
Album Oh, I haven't been listening to complete albums lately. More playlists. Anything from Florence and The Machine to Kendrick!
Vice Long black