As I’ve mentioned on Twitter a few times, I’ve been reading up a storm the past few months. I made it one of my New Year’s Resolutions to read every night before bed, and I’ve stuck to it. I always loved reading, but in the past I never made time for it, so I would have the same book sitting on my nightstand for 6 months because I would check my phone and watch Netflix in my spare time instead of reading. Now, don’t get me wrong. I still check my phone (admittedly way to much) and watch my fair share of Netflix (obsessing over Jane the Virgin right now- anyone else?), but I also make time for reading. Cristina recently wrote a little bit about this and it really resonated with me: if you want to read, then prioritize and make time for reading.
On that note, I wanted to share a few of my favorite books that I’ve recently read. To stay updated on new books I’m reading and want to read, be sure to follow me on Goodreads. I just downloaded it last week and am really loving it so far. It’s a fun way to find books, follow what friends are reading and stay on track with your personal reading goals.
The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis // The Dollhouse tells two parallel stories, both set in New York City, one in the 1950’s and one in modern times. It tells the story of two women living in the same building: the Barbizon women’s hotel (1950’s) and condos (today). The novel takes you through their stories while uncovering some mysteries & untold stories in the process. Definitely my favorite book in this post today!
The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessero // The Perfume Collector is structured in a very similar way as The Dollhouse, bouncing back between two characters, connecting their stories as the novel progresses. This novel follows Grace Munroe, who had just been given a lot of money from a stranger, on her quest for understanding and closure. Another great historical fiction!
Everybody Rise by Stephanie Clifford // The summer is the time for fun books, and Everybody Rise is just that. This novel follows Evelyn Beegan as she maneuvers her way through the Manhattan social scene in the mid-2000’s. She is desperately trying to disguise her way through the Upper East Side old money and make her mark on Manhattan. I went through this book loving and hating Evelyn but had to keep reading to see what she would do next!
The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty // I watched Big Little Lies and had never even heard of Liane Moriarty before. Now, I’m reading all of her books and can’t believe I haven’t heard of her until now! The Husband’s Secret is the series of events following Cecilia Fitzpatrick as she reads a letter her husband wrote, which was only to be opened upon his death, but he is still alive and well.
The Knockoff by Lucy Skyes and Jo Piazza // This was such a fun read. I love reading books that are related to the fashion industry in any way, and this was so perfect. It follows GLOSSY Magazine editor Imogen Tate through the rapidly changing world of fashion and tech. If you’re in the fashion/ tech worlds (or are just a devoted follower, like me!), you’ll love this book and probably get a few laughs from the parallels between this and the real world.
What have you been reading this summer? Let me know in the comments below!