February 25th, 2022

Random Reads

I’ve been reading A LOT, which is good because I’m working my way through numerous stacks of books. Above are a few random titles on my waning-days-of-winter list: The recently released Entertaining in Style: Nancy Astor and Nancy Lancaster looks amazing and not just another ho-hum guide to tablescapes and floral arrangements. A longtime i-D magazine fan, i-D: Wink and Smile!: The First Forty Years is out April 5. Lucy Foley’s new novel, The Paris Apartment, is most likely a fun read. And, my friend Dina learned of photographer Christy Bush’s book, Familiar, on The English Room and sent me the link – right up my alley.

  • These all look great, but any recommendations from the books you’ve already read?

    KathyFebruary 26th, 2022  10:00 AM

  • I loved Oh, William! and I think you did, too. Not sure I would’ve finished The Lincoln Highway if we hadn’t read it in my book club. But, I’m glad I did — loved the ending. Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan is a gem and I loved Ann Patchett’s These Precious Days. Read a few Joan Didion books after she died and took a seminar on Anthony Trollope’s Phineas Finn, which was wonderful. Jonathan Franzen’s Crossroads was not what I was expecting, but glad I finished it. A bunch of murder mysteries sprinkled in — fun for long walks.

    PrestonFebruary 26th, 2022  7:26 PM

  • I’m also re reading Joan Didion right now and looking forward to Entertaining. I don’t always use the recipes but I love books like this for the window into lives. Julia Reed was one of my favourites. The Christy Bush book looks gorgeous too. Thank you as always.

    SueMFebruary 27th, 2022  9:32 AM


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