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On My Nightstand, What I Have Been Reading

May 2, 2013

I am such a book worm at heart. I love nothing more than to curl up in bed with a good book.  Here is what I have read lately.  What have you been reading?

On my nightstand

SAFE HAVEN– I always love Nicholos Sparks books.  They are such good, easy reads.  I read this book in like 3 days.  Kind of want to see the movie now but I know the book is always better.

MRS. KENNEDY AND ME– I absolutely loved this book.  It was such an interesting insight into the Kennedy’s private life.  I seriously could not put it down.  Jackie has always been such an inspiration to me and this made me admire her even more.

GRACE CODDINGTON A MEMOIR– This was such a fun behind the scenes look into the fashion world, especially Vogue.  I loved reading about all the famous models and fashion shoots.

GREAT GATSBY– Like most of you I had to read this years ago for school.   I think I liked it but it was so long ago its hard for me to remember.   I just recently picked it up again because I want to read it again before I see the movie- how good does the movie look?

DRINKING AND TWEETING– I am a little ashamed to admit I read this book, But I won’t lie I love the housewives.  It was the first book I downloaded for my Kindle.  It was such an easy read.  It feels just like Brandi is talking to you.  It had alot of good gossip on LeeAnn and Hollywood living.  Plus a whole chapter about her vaginal reconstructive surgery which- which I guess people really do???  If you like the Housewives it is a fun read.

THE HONEST LIFE– This book was such an eye opener to me about all the chemicals in our everyday life.  It has really made me rethink what I bathe Sterling with and products I use on my own skin as well.  I really love Jessica Alba and liked her even more after this book.  She is a great mom with a huge passion to start such a successful company.

Next up and cued up now on my Kindle is, But Mama always put Vodka in the Sangria.  The title makes you want to read it, right??  Reed is a columnist for Garden and Gun and this details her culinary experiences and travels plus is filled some pretty delish recipes.  I read 4 chapters last night and I am really enjoying it so far.

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  1. Was wondering how Brandi's book was even though I hate her!! I really need to start reading again. Hmmm.

  2. Reagan says:

    I read the Great Gatsby every summer. Unsure why really other than I love escape of it all.

  3. Caroline says:

    Loved Safe Haven and Brandi's book! I just downloaded Sparkly Green Earrings and Desperate: Hope for the Mom that Needs to Breathe on my Nook. Hopefully I can dive into those during nap time. Thanks for the recommendations – Mrs. Kennedy and Me looks good! Have a great day!

  4. I'm always looking for a good read. It's hilarious that you read Brandi's book… I'm kind of interested now.


  5. Emily says:

    Can't wait to read some of these! Thanks for the honest reviews!

  6. LuLu says:

    These all look like books I would enjoy. I will have to refer back to this post when I visit the bookstore to stock up for the pool and beach in a few weeks. p.s. I love to hate Brandi, but I bet this book would be funny.

  7. Tess says:

    Oh, I have read Mrs Kennedy and Me… I loved it too. I just bought Brandi's- I am a housewives fan too and my husband loves to tease me about it. Oh well its my guilty pleasure! šŸ™‚

  8. I'm currently reading Grace, I picked it out earlier this year after Chassity told me it was good. I'm really enjoying it so far!

  9. You need to read Rob Lowe's autobiography next. You will lurve it!

  10. Christina says:

    You're like me, except I curl up with cookbooks. Ha. I'm sure you've done it too — with Gwyneth's book! I'm re-reading Gatsby too. Can't wait for the movie!

  11. Jill says:

    I love book recommendations, I really want to read Brandi's

  12. Alice says:

    read Bittersweet by shauna niequist! it makes you feel good:) her other book, cold tangerines, is supposed to be good, too, but i haven't bought it yet.
    i want to read the kennedy book. love your suggestions, always!
    i know i was supposed to read the great gatsby for school way back in the day, but i think i skipped it. definitely wanting to read it now.

  13. Safe Haven was a good book and a good movie too! I loved seeing the movie šŸ™‚

    Been wanting to read Gatsby! The movie looks so good. I just read The Paris Wife and the Fitzgeralds are in it and now I'm intrigued by them and their time.

  14. Have you read Bringing up Bebe? I'm almost done with it and it is such an eye opener on how those French babies eat blue cheese and 3 course meals!

  15. Sara Mueller says:

    I want to read the great gatsby! So glad you shared some books. I have been wanting to start reading again.

  16. The Now says:

    I NEED to read Brandi's book! I can't believe I haven't yet. My husband just finished Gone Girl and I said I have to read it. I have Grace's memoir, but haven't started it. I am bad about reading :-/

  17. I haven't read The Great Gatsby since I was a sophomore in high school, and it's next on my list. I definitely need to read it again before the movie.

  18. The best book I've read in a while and finished about a month ago was Fireflies in December! I'm currently reading Commencement and really enjoying it!

  19. I love this! Thanks for the recommendations! I just finished "Mrs. Kennedy and Me" after you mentioned it and LOVED it! I also recommend Rob Lowe's book if you haven't read it, as well as "Recipes for Disaster" by Tess Rafferty.

  20. Taylor says:

    just bought a bunch of books yesterday and I picked up great gatsby too – I can't remember anything about it – I'm so excited to re-read it!


  21. I would love to read "The honest life"

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