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Current Must Reads


“You read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.” -The Fault in our Stars by John Green


I feel this way to some degree about all the books below. Some are just fun, others will change the way you move through the world. Thanks to this article for the permission to love and talk openly about Young Adult fiction.

The Fault in Our Stars- John Green

Eleanor & Park- Rainbow Rowell

Delancey: A Man, A Woman, A Restaurant, A Marriage- Molly Wizenburg

The Sense of an Ending- Julian Barnes

The Circle- Dave Eggers

Crazy Rich Asians- Kevin Kwan

Still Alice- Lisa Genova

The Snow Child- Eowyn Ivey

The Interestings- Meg Wolitzer

The Lowland- Jhumpa Lahiri

Me Before You- Jojo Moyes


What are your current favorite reads? I’m always looking for my next obsession.


xx, Lydia

Where’d You Go, Bernadette


Yes summer officially ended two weeks ago, but is it too late to move “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” to the top of my Beach Reads 2012 list?

I absolutely loved this book, which was recommended to me by a friend who reads everything. So did the The New York Times:

“The tightly constructed “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” is written in many formats — e-mails, letters, F.B.I. documents, correspondence with a psychiatrist and even an emergency-room bill for a run-in between Bernadette and Audrey. Yet these pieces are strung together so wittily that Ms. Semple’s storytelling is always front and center, in sharp focus. You could stop and pay attention to how apt each new format is, how rarely she repeats herself and how imaginatively she unveils every bit of information. But you would have to stop laughing first.”

What should I read next?



What to Read?



Friends, I’m at a loss.

I just finished re-reading Gone with the Wind for book club and let me tell you, it’s even better as an adult.  All that war stuff you breezed through to get to Rhett when you were twelve is fascinating now.

Rhett, of course, is as shiver-inducing as ever.

Finishing both GWTW and Downton in the same month has been a blow.

So, please help.  What should I read next?

xoxo Sarah

P.S. There are a crazy number of pictures of Marilyn Monroe reading.  Google it and see.  It had to have been a PR directive, don’t you think?