Life Update: What I've Been Reading

Bergdorf Blondes by Plum Sykes

As the weather gets warmer I cling to light-hearted easy reads that I can throw in my bag and read at every chance I get. This book was written by Plum Sykes, a contributing editor at Vogue, and is a perfect addition to your beach bag. The book is about a socialite living in New York City and involves everything that an it-girl cares about: fashion, beauty and boys. Anna Wintour, Editor-In-Chief at Vogue states the book is “Perfectly pitched — playful, funny, satirical and sweet. I laughed out loud many times.” I couldn’t agree more Anna.

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

This book is the new Desperate Housewifes. Anyone seen the HBO series yet? It’s all about lying, abuse, murder and the mysterious secrets that we keep. At first, I wasn’t entirely sure if I was going to like this book because it was about mothers and that is something that I just couldn’t relate to. I stuck it out a few more chapters and grew to love the way Liane Moriarty writes. She creates an amazing story where you keep thinking you know what is going on and then she presents another twist.

The Husbands Secret by Liane Moriarty 

This book was soo much better than Big Little Lies in my opinion. The premise is that a husband writes a letter for his wife to only be opened after his death. She finds it while he is still alive and it totally pushes your morals as you decide what you would do in her situation. It takes so many different turns and shows you how everyone is connected in some way or another. You will learn a lot from this story and the characters in it.

Add More ~ing To Your Life by Gabrielle Bernstein

I love Gabrielle Bernstein; she is a leader in the inspirational world. She is a teacher, motivational speaker and life coach. Gabrielle has three books but this is the first I have read and it gave me a huge taste into her philosophy and outlook on life. In this book she talks abut how meditation, affirmations, writing and creative visualization can provoke change from the inside out. As someone who is always looking towards self-improvment I love this book and everything it represents. If you are in need of a little pick me up or any type of inspiration I definitely recommend this one.

How To Murder Your Life by Cat Marnell

This book was absolutely amazing. Cat Marnell, a beauty editor at Lucky Magazine tells the story about her life which is filled with fashion, beauty, drug addiction and eating disorders. Cat gets extremely honest in this book and talks about everything in her life with such an honest and authentic flare. My favorite thing about this book was Cat’s sense of humor. Every single awful story was told with such a hilarious point of view. As a nurse, it was surreal to actually feel like I was in the mind of an addict and individual with an eating disorder. She talks about all the low points in her life and it is truly amazing to watch her grow throughout the story. Trust me, this book was a 10/10.

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

This book was so good that I read it on vacation in three days. It is all about the crazy dynamics in families, relationships and crime. Two parents are at a dinner party when a crime is committed and you will be able to learn about the crime from both of their perspectives. Are they suspects? Are they innocent? You have to read it to find out. I loved this book because I honestly, would NEVER have guessed how it ended.

The Living Clearly Method by Hilaria Baldwin 

My aunt gave me this book because she thought that Hilaria was very similar to me and I totally agree. I love her approach to life. In this book she shares her perspective on grounding, breathing and a healthy lifestyle. She shares healthy recipes that focus on plant-based eating, yoga exercises and how to create a meditation routine. If you are getting into health & wellness I highly recommend this book as a reference.

What books are you reading? Leave your recommendations in the comments below.

LYMI, Liv