I’ve done these book lists before, and after stopping in to a local bookshop last week, I thought it might be time for a new one. I love bookstores. What’s better than looking through the shelves, seeing what covers catch your eye, and uncovering some amazing story or new tome filled with interesting information? Lately, my technique for keeping track of titles that sound interesting has been to just snap a photo of a book when I see it. Here are the books from my phone’s photo archives that still have me captivated:
MWF seeking BFF
As someone who moved away from the place I grew up, then moved again from the city where I went to college, I can relate to Rachel Bertsche’s search for new girl friends. After moving to a new city to be with her boyfriend, then eventually getting married, she realized her circle of girlfriends had dwindled. What else to do than to go on girl-dates for a year in search of a new crew?
The Sartorialist: Closer
Does this really need an explanation? Scott Schuman is like the godfather of street style photography. I’d love to see what images he selected for his newest coffee table (and inspiration) book.
Rules of Civility
I’m so intrigued by this book. Chalk it up to my love of a good Fitzgerald novel, this book, by Amor Towles (which is a Fitzgerald name in and of itself), follows the story of two ladies and a gent who happen to meet on New Years Eve 1937. Many a review have recommended reading it with a dry martini — who am I to argue?
Super Sad True Love Story
I bought this during my travels this summer in an airport, and still haven’t had a chance to read a page (I might have some time this weekend — more on that to come!). This is at the top of my list. I still can’t quite figure out exactly what the book is about (though I do know it’s set in a dystopian future), however, the resounding, glowing reviews have me excited.
The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food
This one plays to my past life in the food world. The book explores the history and philosophy of our current obsession with all things food, and what exactly it means in our lives these days.
Sleeping with the Enemy: Coco Chanel’s Secret War
Coco Chanel, a Nazi? I’d heard about this before, but in other books that outline parts of her life and her work, details are murky. Understandably, it’s likely something the house of Chanel would prefer to keep under wraps. In this new historical narrative, described as “part suspense thrilled, part wartime portrait,” Coco Chanel’s life during 1941 to 1954 is explored, and yes, okay, exposed. Scandalous!
What books are on your nightstand right now?