Tuesday, October 22, 2013

What I’m Readimg

“Books are a hard-bound drug with no danger of an overdose. I am the happy victim of books.”
― Karl Lagerfeld

So if you haven’t been able to tell, I am a HUGE book nerd and proud of it! (actually, it’s kind of a problem) I always have a book that I’m reading and more than likely am toting it around in my bag with me #nerd. 

Since I always love to know what others are reading, I thought it would be fun to sporadically post the books I'm currently devouring enjoying (I mean, I wish I could post about this all the time but that would be kind of weird)

Chanel Bonfire by Wendy Lawless

If you don’t immediately want to read this memoir based on the name alone… then let’s be honest you probably shouldn’t be reading this blog.  This book is about Wendy and her sister’s crazy childhood living with their socialite mom, Georgina Rae.  Trust me you won’t be able to put this book down and it really makes you rethink your last "crazy" family gathering - although I kind of do want to be part of their family (what, the kids are normal now!).

I was on the library waiting list for AGES for this book – I didn’t think I would ever get a chance to read it! This story follows Thea Atwell after she has been sent away to the Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls from her home in Florida, set in the 1930s during the Great Depression – it will make you wish you could have gone to a boarding school like this (minus some of the situations Thea puts herself into). Be warned though, it does get a little Fifty Shades of Grey on you.

This is seriously one of, if not, my favorite books I have EVER read. Beginning in pre-World War II Shanghai and ending in present day Los Angeles, this book is a page turner from the very beginning - you'll laugh, you'll cry (seriously, you'll need a box of tissue) and you'll probably want to kill one of the characters.  Told through Anna’s, the narrator, memories and her father’s journals this book makes you feel like you lived in Shanghai along with both of them…this is a MUST READ!

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  1. Abby, I love your blog! From the book selections to the antlers and white Chuck Taylors paired with sequins, you are capturing so many of my favorite things. It is a treat to read. Can't wait for your next post. XO, Katie

  2. I have been wanting to read the Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls for awhile! I just read Marina by Carlos Ruiz Zafon and the Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Gailbrath (aka JK Rowling) and they were both good! I also recently read Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand and I think it is one of the best books I have ever read. Do you have a Goodreads account? If not, check it out. It's nerdy, but it is a good way to find out about books!



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