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Monday Mania: My Summer Reading List

Fashion Reading List

This season there are quite a few books that I am looking forward to reading. Some of them are not newly published, but rather reads that I have been wanting to get to in some time.

1. The Life List, Lori Nelson Spielman

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Nr. 1 on my list is currently ‘The Life List’, written by Lori Nelson Spielman. I bought this novel a while ago and finally want to read this story. I have always been a fan of rather profound stories that inspire and maybe even offer a new perspective to life.
‘The Life List’ sounds exactly like one of those stories: After Brett Bohlinger looses her beloved mother, she discovers that in order to receive her part of the inheritance she has to complete a ‘life list’. A list of goals she had when she was 15 years old. This list turns Brett’s life upside down because she has to race against time to complete goals she doesn’t think reflect her aims in life anymore.

2. #Girlboss, Sohia Amoruso

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Who deoesn’t love a strong women in power? #Girlboss is the story of Sophia Amoruso, founder, CEO, and Creative Director of Nasty Gal. She writes about her own life, from her humble beginnings to the huge success that Nasty Gal is today. I feel like I can learn a lot from her and am curious about what life lessons a woman with her amount of power would offer.

3. The ‘All Souls’ Triology, Deborah Harkness

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I simply had to add a little fantasy into my reading list. The ‘All Souls Triology’ consisting of ‘A Discovery of Witsches’, ‘Shadow of Night’ and the last yet to be published part ‘The Book of Life’ by Deborah Harkness was pretty tempting for me. The main character Diana Bishop opens a magical manuscript and the world of magic enters her otherwise normal life. The film adaption will air in October giving me enough time to read through the novels first.

4. The One & Only, Emily Griffin

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Shea Rigsby spent her entire life in the same little city, surrounded by the same people and the same things. But she has to question everything she has known so far after a tragedy happens. What I like about ‘The One and Only’ the most is the thought of broadening your horizons and opening up to new experiences even if that means stepping out of your comfort zone.

5. The ‘Lowcountry Summer trilogy’, Mary Alice Monroe

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The second part of Monroes’s Lowcountry Summer trilogy ‘The Summer Wind’ is about to be published, making me want to catch up with the first novel in this series first. In the Lowcountry Summer trilogy three half-sisters and their grandmother rediscover their roots and family bonds. I expect this story to be very touching for me personally, since I also have two half sisters and am excited for a warm story on the topic of family.

6. What Would Audrey Do?, Pamela Keogh

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‘Timeless Lessons for Living’ is what this lecture promises and as a huge Audrey Hepburn fan I am hyped! I love Audrey’s simple elegance and she is great source of fashion inspiration for me. I am looking forward to trying out these lessons.

7. Shopaholic to the Stars, Sopie Kinsella

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As a fellow Shopaholic I enjoy Sophie Kinsella’s novels about Rebecca Bloomwood a lot and they always make me smile. This part of the series hasn’t been released yet, but nevertheless I thought I would already add it to the list. No comment needed here.

8. How to Quinoa, Tiffany Beveridge

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If you don’t know Quinoa yet, go check out this Pinterest board NOW! Tiffany Beveridge finally made a book of the highly popular pinterest board ‘My Imaginary Well-Dressed Toddler Daughter’ and shares the hilarious stories, lessons and tips Quinoa, her imaginary high-fashion daughter, gives with the world. I am convinced that this book is going to be one of my all time favourites.

9. Revenge wears Prada, Lauren Weisberger

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‘The Devil wears Prada’ is one of my favourites when it comes to stories that play in the world of fashion (plus I loved the movie version with Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep), so I was super excited when I found out about the sequel ‘Revenge wears Prada’. The novel tells Andy’s story after her job at ‘Runway’. However she can not escape the ‘Devil’ for long and their ways cross again.

10. Suri’s Burn Book, Allie Hagan

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Ok, so you might have noticed: the little fashionistas are taking over the fashion world this season.  With their natural adorableness and a hint of snarkiness, they offer the perfect mix. ‘Suri’s burnbook’ is a collection of the comments and the opinions of Katie Holmes’ and Tom Cruise’s 5 year old daughter Suri on all things fashion and celebrities that is based on the popular tumblr of the same name. What makes this find even more amazing is the Mean Girls reference in the name (you just gotta love Mean Girls!).

Are you planning on reading any of the books above this summer?

Get inspired.

XO Sevda

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