beach blanket bookworms

Whether or not you’re hitting the beach for Memorial Day Weekend, I hope you get the chance to relax under nice weather. Make sure you’ve got a good book in tow! I listed some below, OR, you could follow this economical advice from New York Magazine.

I also highly recommend getting a Barnes & Noble membership. It’s $25 a year, and saves you a couple of dollars every time you buy books and offers regular discount coupons – well worth it if you’re a book buyer like me.

For more reviewed selections, visit my friend Kori’s blog, ocean is blue.

how sex works, why we look, smell, taste, feel and act the way we do by Dr. Sharon Moalem


Nobody Move by Denis Johnson – a fast-paced crime noir reviewed here.

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy – if you want to get wrapped up in a heavy, dramatic and dark love story, read my all-time favorite book. If it feels daunting for summer haze, there’s a guide to follow here.

The Architecture of Happiness by Alain de Botton – NOT a self-help book but rather, a sublimely written philosophical introduction to architecture, design and how beauty connects to our happiness. Gorgeous and quick!

Coming soon: F My Life the book! Self-explanatory, I think.

I Was Told There’d be Cake, Essays by Sloane Crosley – if you’re a 20-something girl, you will get a kick out of these smart essays by one of our own.



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