Saturday, August 11, 2012

July Reading

As I’m now doing an entire site devoted exclusively to books this list may seem redundant to those of you who read both. For those of you who only visit me here, these are my favorite reads from last month. It’s heavy on the light side but this is the time of year for fun, minimal thought books. I’m a little late getting this out but it’s summer, right?

Summer reading at its best. Funny with a focus on Hollywood and all its superficiality but with some real humanity underneath (the book, not Hollywood). If interested, read more here.

Sugarhouse: Turning the Neighborhood Crack House into Our Home Sweet Home (Amazon)

Funny look at first-time homeowners in the fixer-upper from hell. True story. If interested, read more here.

The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry (Amazon)

Non-fiction look at the mental illness ‘industry’ (read pharmaceuticals). Very interesting

The Age of Desire: A Novel (Amazon)

Beautifully written fictional account of Edith Wharton’s life while in Paris in the early 1900s. If interested, read more here.

The Jane Austen Marriage Manual (Amazon)

More summer fun reading- Jane Austen for the modern woman

Gossip: A Novel (Amazon)

Fiction about NYC society friends and how gossip flows through their lives. Chic and witty but with some real depth. If interested, read more here.

Chaperone the (Amazon)
A local woman chaperones the yet-unknown Louise Brooks for a summer in 1920s NYC. It goes as well as you would expect but makes for good reading.

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