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What are you reading?

by habituallychic

06 . 26 . 13
Summer is the only season when I have time to actually finish a book.  So far I’ve read The House at Belle Fontaine and reread The Great Gatsby but now I’m looking for a few new suggestions.  I did just order Crazy Rich Asians just for fun but it might be nice to read something a little more deep.  
What are you reading?  

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  1. flaneurdeparis June 26, 2013 | 1:22 pm

    Well, I just ordered Crazy Rich Asians, too and The Art of War which shall be a little more deep and significant ….

  2. Katherine June 26, 2013 | 1:49 pm

    Right now, I’m finally reading Invisible Monsters by: Chuck Palahniuk, which is a very interesting book going into the psyche of the materialistic world. I’m looking forward to opening up The Solitude of Prime Numbers next, which is by an international writer and seems to have great depth, especially interesting because the writer studied physics, though it’s supposed to be about two people’s characteristics and how that brought them together but also tore them apart.

  3. CD June 26, 2013 | 2:20 pm

    Here is the book I need to complete reading, but I’m not sure if I want to take it to the beach with me 🙂

    Inventing Abstraction, 1910-1925, exhibition catalog (New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2012)

  4. Hannah June 26, 2013 | 2:48 pm

    I just read The Paris Wife and it was wonderful. It really made me FEEL things.. love, happiness, heartbreak, etc. Now I’m reading The Beautiful & Damned and then I want to read A Moveable Feast to keep up with the “Lost Generation” theme I’m in. Have you read The Paris Wife? If you haven’t yet, I highly recommend it.

    Love your blog btw! xx

  5. 286e6cd2-1ac3-11e1-86fc-000bcdcb471e June 26, 2013 | 3:37 pm

    Re-reading “The Beautiful Fall” about Saint Laurent and Lagerfeld in Paris in the ’70’s

  6. Susan June 26, 2013 | 4:48 pm

    “Life after Life” by Kate Atkinson is my current read-

    having just finished David Sedaris’s latest (…Diabetes/Owls).

    Next up on my library list is “Y” by M. Celonas.

    Since I teach, I love having the summer to catch up on my reading.

  7. Style Maniac June 26, 2013 | 5:07 pm

    Just finished “Overdressed: the shockingly high cost of cheap fashion”

    A shocking, eye-opening look at the environmental, economic and even emotional costs of ultra-cheap clothes.

  8. Karen Albert June 26, 2013 | 5:21 pm

    The Invisible Thread, The Age of Elegance by Alex Papachristidus,The Language of Flowers,Gaudy Night…

    As you know I am an avid reader so I love all of the suggestions!
    Art by Karena

  9. Melinda DiOrio June 26, 2013 | 5:37 pm

    I re-read The Great Gatsby too before seeing the movie, and was inspired to read more of Fitzgerald’s work. I’m reading “This Side of Paradise” right now, and so far it’s very good! Also the journals of Anais Nin. Always a beautiful read.

  10. parisbeekids.com June 26, 2013 | 5:50 pm

    Trying to get through Middlesex here in Paris and Wolf Hall in the countryside. Looking forward to finishing both of them as soon as possible, It’s just so hard to read at the moment with a 10-month old baby!

    xoxo PARIS BEE kids blog

  11. parisbeekids.com June 26, 2013 | 5:50 pm

    Trying to get through Middlesex here in Paris and Wolf Hall in the countryside. Looking forward to finishing both of them as soon as possible, It’s just so hard to read at the moment with a 10-month old baby!

    xoxo PARIS BEE kids blog

  12. always chic June 26, 2013 | 7:38 pm

    Live by Night…Dennis Lehane.
    Historical fiction of the criminal underworld during the 1920’s in Boston and Florida. Thrill read.

  13. Sherry O June 26, 2013 | 7:48 pm

    I’m reading The Interestings~Meg Wolitzer. Just read The Chocolate Bunny & All You Could Ask For~Mike Greeenberg. My husband is a sports fan so I get to hear Mike on his talk show. Thought it would be an interesting read coming from a sports radio host speaking for 3 women. Worth the read:) Also recently bought A Dual Inheritance~Joanne Hershom that I haven’t read yet.

  14. Cardigans and Chai June 26, 2013 | 9:07 pm

    I’ve just finished the Gillian Flynn novels, and I loved them! Just right for summer reading! They’re not difficult to get through, and they have interesting stories! I read more in the summer, I can’t seem to get through a book any other time of year.

  15. Coulda shoulda woulda June 26, 2013 | 10:18 pm

    Portrait of a Lady for an internet book club.

  16. Peyton Simms June 26, 2013 | 11:27 pm

    This is fabulous…I love book shelves!!

  17. DaniBP June 27, 2013 | 11:18 am

    I’ll be finishing The Portrait of a Lady today, what a fabulous book. It is lengthy, so it’s perfect for a summer read and it demands some patience but the pay-off is spectacular. I had forgotten how much I love Henry James, I think his books are ideal for summer reading when we have a bit more time.
    With computers and instant everything it feels luxurious to take the time with a book.
    Happy reading Heather!

  18. Sharron June 27, 2013 | 11:31 am

    Just finished “Lean In” – loved it and recommend it!

  19. Babs K. June 27, 2013 | 1:44 pm

    After Visiting Friends by Michael Hainey. Amazingly good read. I couldn’t put it down.

  20. Dianne Bruno June 27, 2013 | 2:21 pm

    The Elegance of the Hedgehog!!! Lovely and fulfilling

  21. Jennifer at A Well Styled Life June 27, 2013 | 2:47 pm

    I love all these suggestions and have noted several down.
    I also re-read The Great Gatsby this summer, then Tender is the Night, Portrait of a Lady, The Perfume House, and Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor. Nothing heavy on my nightstand this summer.

  22. Wendy June 27, 2013 | 5:23 pm

    I recently finished:
    Defending Jacob by William Landay (thriller)
    What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty (fabulous summer easy read)
    Where We Belong by Emily Griffin (another easy summer read)
    Let’s Pretend this Never Happened by Jenny Lawson (hilarious autobiography of the bloggess)
    Wild by Cheryl Strayed (so good!).
    Currently reading:
    Quiet by Susan Cain and Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple.

    Have fun reading this summer!

  23. BRASWELL June 27, 2013 | 6:02 pm

    Just finished “Lean In” + loved it.

  24. Anonymous June 27, 2013 | 7:31 pm

    Someone above there suggested After Visiting Friends by Michael Hainey, and I must agree. I bought it for Hainey, but I loved the book itself.
    I’m reading The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls for a university book club as well.
    While I was in the UK, I picked up a copy of The 100-year-old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson and have only heard good things.. but I have yet to start it.
    I hope that I was a little help from my library. But we’d love to hear what you end up reading and whether they were good or not.


  25. kharini June 27, 2013 | 10:36 pm

    I loved the Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. Just finished The book of Joe by Jonathan Tropper, hilarious!

  26. Nancy B. Hartley June 28, 2013 | 12:30 am

    I am reading Middlesex, and can’t put it down. It is fascinating!

  27. Unknown June 28, 2013 | 3:53 am

    I have just finished reading “Not the Last Goodbye,” by David Servan-Schreiber, “The Blue Sweater,” by Jacqueline Novogratz, and “The Age of Innocence,” by Edith Wharton. Each was well worth reading. The first is, as its subtitle says, “on life, death, healing, and cancer.” The second is a riveting book about the author’s efforts to bridge “the gap between rich and poor in an interconnected world.” The third, according to The New York Times Book Review, is “one of the best novels of the 20th century.”

    I’ve now jumped into “Middlemarch,” by George Eliot, thanks to the recommendation of the good staffpeople at Brooklyn’s BookCourt.

    Thanks for asking! Leslie in Portland, Oregon

  28. whatisinmyworld.com June 29, 2013 | 2:12 pm

    I just finished Inheritance by Nicholas Shakespeare. It is a book that you will not be able to put down. The story incorporates travel, mystery, love and family dynamics. A great read.

  29. keepsakes. etc July 1, 2013 | 6:49 am

    Read –after visiting friends

  30. Krista Roman July 3, 2013 | 11:11 am

    Light: Ross Matthews’ book, Man Up, was funny and enjoyable. Jen Kirkman’s I Can Barely Take Care of Myself was also hilarious.

    Deep: I’m Catholic but have been really into anything on withcraft, Paganism, etc. Richard Webster has a ton of fascinating books.

    I have hundreds of books on my Pinterest board for anyone interested in nonfiction/memoirs, humor, style, design, metaphysical studies, etc…