Happy Cinco de Mayo friends!! I hope that you're going to be enjoying some tacos, queso and cocktails tonight!! Before 5:00 PM strikes I thought I'd talk about some books on my radar! Last June I shared my Summer reading list and since then I've read a book here and there, but honestly nothing like I was reading last year - so I'm here to get myself excited for some new books and hopefully you'll share some of current reads with me as well!
As someone turning thirty next year, I'm really excited to read this book about someone that "has it all," but quickly loses it.
What if you were on the cusp of marrying the guy of your dreams and reaching that career goal you set for yourself, only for all of it to be taken away in one fell swoop?
What if this all happened a month before you turned 30?
This is the story of Jill Stevens, who after moving back home, finds a list she made in high school of thirty things she wanted to accomplish before her thirtieth birthday.
With a month left and hardly anything crossed off her list, she teams up with old friends to accomplish as much as she can before the big 3-0. Along the way, she discovers her true self and realizes it’s not about the material successes in life but the journey.
I think we all know I'm wedding obsessed by now, so when I read that this book is You've Got Mail meets Julie & Julia I couldn't wait to get started!
Top pastry chef Sophie Bernstein and her sommelier fiancé were set to have Chicago’s culinary wedding of the year…until the groom eloped with someone else in a very public debacle, leaving Sophie splashed across the tabloids—fifty grand in debt on her dream wedding and one-hundred percent screwed on her dream life. The icing on the cake was when she lost her job and her home…
Laying low, Sophie moves in with her grandmother, Bubbles. That way, she can keep Bubbles and her sweater-wearing pug company and nurse her broken heart. But when Sophie gets a part-time job at the old-fashioned neighborhood bakery, she finds herself up to her elbows in dough and reluctantly giving a wedding cake customer advice on everything from gift bags to guest accommodations. Before she knows it, she’s an online wedding planner. It’s not mousse and macarons, but it pays the bills. But with the arrival of unexpected personal and professional twists, Sophie wonders if she’s really moving forward—or starting over from scratch...
If you're a fan of the show Odd Mom Out on Bravo, you'll probably like this book because it was written by the creator of the show. This book also got a thumbs up from Reese Witherspoon so I'm sure the movie will be coming out at some point! Working in finance, I'm pretty excited to read this!
A whip-smart and funny novel told by a former Wall Street insider who reveals what it’s like for a working woman to balance love, ambition, and family in a world of glamorous excess, outrageous risk-taking, and jaw-dropping sexism.
In 2008, Isabelle—a self-made, thirty-something Wall Street star—appears to have it all: an Upper West Side apartment, three healthy children, a handsome husband, and a high-powered job. But her reality is something else. Her trading desk work environment resembles a 1980s frat party, her husband feels employment is beneath him, and the bulk of childcare and homecare still falls in Belle’s already full lap.
I think all of us can agree we love our phones so this will be an interesting read!
This unforgettable debut novel asks us to look up from our screens and out at the world . . . and to imagine what life would be like with no searches, no status updates, no texts, no Tweets, no pins, and no posts.
I love reading about women entrepreneurs, especially in the tech industry so I can't wait to dig into this one about how the Gilt Groupe was founded!
Clearly most of this stuff is fluff, but that's what I really enjoy reading - as well as thrillers, but I think I've had my fair share of those recently so fluff it is! I'm challenging myself to read one book a week, every other week and I'm starting with Chasing Harry Winston - it's one of those books that's been on my list for the longest time and I love the way the author, Lauren Weisberger writes.
What's on your reading list?