by Lucy Sikes and Jo Piazza
A fun, well-written novel combining the competitive worlds of fashion and tech as an editor-in-chief’s beloved magazine is converted into an app. I especially like the heroine’s internal dialogue about social media.
The Royal We
by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
Ugh. I wanted to try this light-hearted novel about an American engaged to a Britain’s future king, but I couldn’t get past the first couple chapters. It was just too un-princessy with keg drinking and vampire movies and blowing off a semester at Oxford. I just couldn’t get interested in the story line or the characters. It does have 4.5 stars on Amazon though, so if you’re into the royal family and want a fun read, try it.
I saw this book on Studio McGee’s list of coffee table books, so I requested a copy from our library. It is such a perfect coffee table book, and the recommendations (at least from cities we have been to) seem really good! I’m thinking about buying this one, because 36 hours in a US city is a doable getaway for our family. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that the cover is the prettiest shade of blue.
I also requested the Europe version (in a lovely coral hue). I’d love to buy them both, but if I had to choose, I think the US one is more sensible. However, if we were planning a European city tour (someday, I hope!) this book is both dreamy and practical.
Design Mom: How to Live with Kids: A Room-by-Room Guide
by Gabrielle Blair
As a mom of six kids, Gabrielle had lots of doable advice for making your home work for you. I definitely picked up a few pointers, like how to prepare for family photos, and how to avoid character-driven decor. I also really agreed with her recommendation to watch how your home and family function, and then fix the problems that are causing stress or chaos in your home. If you need a little nudge to help your home better suit your family’s needs this is a smart choice.
Richard Scarry’s Cars and Trucks and Things That Go
by Richard Scarry
My kids’ current favorite, favorite book. We found our copy in my husband’s childhood books, but Amazon sells the same version. It’s big, full of fun things to find – like silly pickle cars, Goldbug, and Dingo Dog running away from Officer Flossy.
Share with Us: Letters, Numbers, Words, Animals
by Karen O’Callaghan
This was another great find at my in-laws’ house, and my kids are especially in love with the Animal section. It is a big book with vivid pictures and simple text. There are a few used copies on Amazon for less than $5!
What have you been reading lately, friends? I’d love to hear!