So many good books arriving just in time for Summer…here are a few good ones to look out for. I am also dying for Nancy Thayer’s new novel and of course, my favorite Summer author Elin Hildebrand!
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The Swans are Amazing,
Thin Rich Pretty
The Atlas of Love
and Last Night at the Chateau Marmont
This one was in my summer pile and I tried so hard to get into it but..Dominick Dunne usually writes about real people and I found myself so distracted reading this trying to figure out who he was talking about! So crazy, but I couldn’t finish it and shipped it home from Newport!
Dying to read this, love Jill Kargman and praying that somewhere I am still on a mailing list for her visit to Miami on her book tour. On her last visit, I brought her a crystal bracelet and she and I became BFF right away. Right after, I received a thank you note from her on the thickest stationery I have ever felt (Kate Spade), engraved and with her teensy tiny perfect handwriting, complete with small illustrations. She is fabulous and very, very funny. This book is sure to be gooood.
The Second Assistant..one of my all time favs. I actually laughed out loud reading this book and when the sequel, The First Assistant came out, I bought it and read it in one day. I love books about normal people moving to Los Angeles and just being themselves amidst the Hollywood craziness. You will fall in love Elizabeth and want to pack your bags immediately.
My all time favorite book, Kane and Abel. The mini-series with Sam Neil is so fun to watch after you have read the book. When cleaning out some books in my apartment, I realized that I owned 4 copies of this book…and have read it over and over.
Another all time favorite, Jemima J by Jane Green. I found this book on a whim several years ago and told a few friends about it. We decided to have an impromtu book club to discuss the book and 7 girls squeezed around my dining room table literally discussing the entire story. It was so funny and, unfortunately the only meeting of that “book club”. I have joined several book clubs along the way but I never end up staying in them, I can’t read a book I don’t like and end up reading one chapter and then returning the book if I don’t like it. My friend Zaria is in a very serious book club..with a waiting list. I have contemplated asking to be put on said list, but think it is just to see if I could really get in to this exclusive group, not necessarily because I want to actually join the group and read their choice of books…
And last but not least, my newest book, Spoken From the Heart by Laura Bush. I am so bummed that I missed seeing her and Jenna at Books & Books in Coral Gables while I was out of town. Camille and Denie waited in line FOREVER but got to meet her..with all the Secret Service looking on..love Laura Bush.
A cautionary tale for online book purchasers…a couple of years ago, I found a book at an airport and read it by the time I reached my destination across the country. I begged my cousin to drive me to the local bookstore to buy another book from this author, just loving her writing style. I found one and read it and became obsessed with the author. When I got home, I looked her up on Amazon Marketplace and ordered every book written by her. When all 8 arrived, I soon realized that I basically ordered 4 books with the American title and the same 4 books with the British title. So annoying but a good lesson to learn!
There is a delightful blog called Coterie Books that lists current books with detailed descriptions. I have found several of my last books from her blog. She also has an Amazon shop on the right side of her page. I just ordered 4 books today from her list. Check out this blog, become a follower and add it to your blog roll, you will love it!
Picture from Kate Spade via Coterie Books.
So the bookshelves were attached to the wall last night, but now I am trying to figure out how to arrange all 3,000 boooks, just kidding, more like 400. There are some new books coming out that I am dying to read. I thought I would share a few new titles and a few of my old favorites. p.s. I am reading the Mrs. Ex-Hedge Fund, it is really cute.
One of my favorite all time books is Jemima J by Jane Green. All my friends read it and it was the topic of our one and only book club meeting. Jane Green’s latest book is on my list, just in time for summer reading, Beach House.
I grabbed the Go-To Girl at an airport a long time ago and loved it so much, I went straight to Borders and bought all the books by Louise Bagshawe, the author. She just came out with a new book called “Glamour: A Novel”.
Don’t laugh, but I went a little crazy with this one. Borders only had 2 other books so I ordered the rest of the books by her from Amazon.com. I didn’t realize that the European versions of books sometimes have different titles, so I have double the Louise Bagshawe books. I felt so stupid!
I will post a picture of my new shelves in the next couple of days. They look unbelievable and I couldn’t be happier with my purchases from Ikea.