Reading List | January 2018

 

Welcome! Today I’m sharing some of the books on my reading list for January! Some I’ve read, some I need to finish, and some I’ll keep reading throughout the year.
1. First off, How to be Parisian Wherever You Are by Anne Berest. I bought this actually in Paris. It’s a funny read, with modern Parisiennes taking you through dinner parties, the first date, outfits, and hangovers. “Chic and desirable, How to be Parisian Wherever You Are will make you laugh as you tap into your inner cool.” So. True. I love the aesthetic of this book as well as the content inside. I have this sitting on my coffee table because it’s a great conversation starter and I love when my guests pick it up and start to chuckle!
2. Next, You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero. I haven’t started reading this one yet, but I see it EVERYWHERE! I haven’t had a ton of time to dive into reading, but this one is definitely next on the list. Plus, I thought it was fitting- new year, new me… “Stop doubting your greatness and start living an awesome life.” Are you sold? ‘Cause I sure am! What do you guys think about a book review once I’m done with this one? Let me know!
3. This book is one that I’ll continue to read for probably the rest of my life. It’s poems by Adrienne Rich, a radical feminist and beautiful poet. this was required reading in one of my Advanced Lit. classes, and then, I wasn’t particularly interested. But I found this the other day and started reading her poems and was speechless. I’m not a huge poem gal, but hers really spoke to me. It’s great to just browse through her poems or essays for a quick, but deep and philosophical read.
Here’s one of her poems titled, “Darklight”
    When heat leaves the walls at last
    and the breeze comes
    or seems to come, off water
    or off the half-finished moon
    her silver roughened by a darkblue rag
    this is the ancient hour
    between light and dark, work and rest
    earthly tracks and star-trails
    the last willed act of the day
    and the night’s first dream

 

    If you could have this hour
    for the last hour of your life.
Pretty powerful and beautiful, huh? I highly suggest purchasing one of her poem and essay books, just to have and look at when you have some downtime. Reading is good for the soul!
4. Paris for One by Jojo Moyes is such a fun read! Can you tell I love Paris? This book is about a girl whose boyfriend ditched her before their first trip to Paris (what a jerk!). You follow character Nell as she navigates the city of love by herself, fights through her solemn heart, and ends up having the time of her life. I found this one at Target, and read a little bit each night before bed.
5. Alright- this one may be my favorite read of this month. Another one I’ll be reading for awhile! The Curated Closet by Anuschka Rees was a Christmas gift to myself this year and I’m so glad I bought it! I haven’t had any time to crack it open until this week, but so far I LOVE IT!! Anuschka takes you through the entire process of creating the perfect closet situation, down to the psychology of why we have so many clothes, but nothing to wear. She talks about investing your time into creating your style, and less time on the idea of fashion. It is a truly interesting read, and another great coffee table book to pick up when you are in a lull.
That’s it for January’s Reading List! What did you think? Do you guys have any suggestions for February’s reading list? Let me know!
Have an AWESOME week!!
xo
D

 

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