On Our Bookshelf |August|

August 27, 2013 § Leave a comment

Channeling Contessa On Our Bookshelf

One of the things I’ll miss most about summer is sitting in the grass — or the sand — with a good book. Curling up inside in the winter is appealing too, but not quite the same. Although these last few weeks of summer have likely been hectic, we’ve all managed to slow down to enjoy a few good books.

ReconstructingAmelia hc c.JPGClara // Reconstructing Amelia: What is it about summer that makes it feel completely ok to indulge in trashy reads? If you’re spending the last week of the season at the beach (or just want to feel like you’re there), you need to pick up Reconstructing Amelia. As I mentioned a few weeks back, if you liked Gone Girl and Gossip Girl, you will not be able to put this book down. It’s suspenseful without being too gruesome- exactly my kind of thriller.


book 1Sarah // The Creative Habit: This one is quite literally ‘on my bookshelf’, because I haven’t quite finished it yet! I wanted something a little different to read, and this title drew me in. It’s written by a famous dance choreographer (Twyla Tharp), and discusses how our daily habits can promote creativity. I’ve always thought of creativity as something that just falls in your lap, so it’s definitely a different approach than most. This may be just the thing if you’re feeling stuck creatively.


book3Lauren // The Sound of Things Falling: Set in Bogota, Colombia in the 1980s, The Sound of Things Falling follows the story of Antonio, a college professor who witnesses the tragic shooting of a casual acquaintance. Left in a state of fear with crippling post-traumatic stress disorder from the event, Antonio sets out to uncover the mysterious past of his murdered acquaintance. Through this journey, you’re taken into another world–of Colombia’s drug cartel era, of fate and death, of human nature, the interconnectedness of everything, and one country’s freefall. It’s a gripping must-read!

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