Thoughts By Natalie

What I’m Reading This Month


It’s funny—now that I’m not officially doing our book club, I’m actually reading so much more. It’s great! Here are the books I’ve been diving into this month (believe it or not, I already finished all three of the books I started reading last month!)… 

Love Style Life by Garance Doré
From Amazon: “Garance Doré, the voice and vision behind her eponymous blog, has captivated millions of readers worldwide with her fresh and appealing approach to style through storytelling. This gorgeously illustrated book takes readers on a unique narrative journey that blends Garance’s inimitable photography and illustrations with the candid, hard-won wisdom drawn from her life and her travels. Infused with her Left Bank sensibility, the eclecticism of her adopted city of New York, and the wild, passionate spirit of her native Corsica, Love Style Life is a backstage pass behind fashion’s frontlines, peppered with French-girl-next-door wit and advice on everything from mixing J.Crew with Chanel, to falling in love, to pursuing a life and career that is the perfect reflection of you.”

Styled: Secrets for Arranging Rooms, from Tabletops to Bookshelves by Emily Henderson
From Amazon: “It’s easy to find your own style confidence once you know this secret: While decorating can take months and tons of money, styling often takes just minutes. Even a few little tweaks can transform the way your room feels. At the heart of Styled are Emily Henderson’s ten easy steps to styling any space. From editing out what you don’t love to repurposing what you can’t live without to arranging the most eye-catching vignettes on any surface, you’ll learn how to make your own style magic. With Emily’s style diagnostic, insider tips, and more than 1,000 unique ideas from 75 envy-inducing rooms, you’ll soon be styling like you were born to do it.”

After You by Jojo Moyes (the sequel to Me Before You)
From Amazon: “How do you move on after losing the person you loved? How do you build a life worth living? Louisa Clark is no longer just an ordinary girl living an ordinary life. After the transformative six months spent with Will Traynor, she is struggling without him. When an extraordinary accident forces Lou to return home to her family, she can’t help but feel she’s right back where she started. Her body heals, but Lou herself knows that she needs to be kick-started back to life. Which is how she ends up in a church basement with the members of the Moving On support group, who share insights, laughter, frustrations, and terrible cookies. They will also lead her to the strong, capable Sam Fielding—the paramedic, whose business is life and death, and the one man who might be able to understand her. Then a figure from Will’s past appears and hijacks all her plans, propelling her into a very different future.”

Wildflower by Drew Barrymore
From Amazon: Wildflower is a portrait of Drew’s life in stories as she looks back on the adventures, challenges, and incredible experiences of her earlier years. It includes tales of living on her own at 14 (and how laundry may have saved her life), getting stuck in a gas station overhang on a cross country road trip, saying goodbye to her father in a way only he could have understood, and many more adventures and lessons that have led her to the successful, happy, and healthy place she is today. It is the first book Drew has written about her life since the age of 14.”

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  • kris
    November 11, 2015 at 6:43 am

    All on my reading list, too!

  • Frédérique
    November 11, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    Impressive! May I ask when you carve out time to read? I am a Mom too and find it hard to include reading in my days.

    • Natalie Borton
      November 11, 2015 at 9:37 pm

      I guess I just read little bits and pieces of things when I get down time. Mostly when nursing since I’m still doing that. Also, I usually try to create time on the weekends when my husband is around to hang with Jack.