Two books by local Georgetown hostess, and current owner of Grey Gardens, Sally Quinn. What better way to get the inside scoop and hopefully form a little sentimental attachment to my new neighborhood.
The new anti-diet diet book from Bethenny Frankel of RHof NYC fame. Ummm, I'll have what she's having if I can look like her...
The debut novel from Isabel Gilles who starred in one of my all time fav prep, must-see movies, Metropolitan. I have heard nothing but great things about this book.
Joseph Campbell and Mattie Stepanek are both philosophical books I try and read a little from each night. Heartsongs should be required reading for all but The J.C. Companion is not for the faint of heart or faith.
Probably the three I am most looking forward to are my Rita Mae Brown's. They are part of her fox hunting murder/mystery series that I can not get enough of. I just want to crawl inside these books.
James Brady's Gin Lane and The House That Ate the Hamptons are oldies but goodies. It's been long enough that I may be able to forget the endings as I immerse myself back into my beloved South Fork mysteries. I think I also recall having one from him called Further Lane...
Okay, the Ken Follett book is an Oprah book that i raced out to buy but never got around to starting. It will most likely be sandwiched between the hedge fund trash just to keep them guessing on the beach.
I am secretly addicted to Phillipa Gregory's Tudor novels. I started with The Other Boleyn Girl and have since read every other one in the series. I just wish the covers didn't appear so tacky and romance novel-y. Not so good for the rep...
Lordy, The Omnivore's Dilemma is going to haunt me til I finish it. It's pages are still filled with sand from last summer's attempt to get through it but, this year I am determined. Anyone who says they enjoyed this book is lying through their teeth. I just want to be able to say I read it.
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle...I'll admit it, I don't have high hopes but it seems to be the must read and I promised bff Kimba to give it a try.
I heard Trevor Corson interviewed about his book The Zen of Fish on NPR and it sounded so fascinating. He went behind the scenes to learn the art of making and eating sushi. And, to be completely honest, I just want to have impressive skills for my next visit to The Cultured Pearl.
The bottom 4 are all Oprah recommended self-help books that I have a certain weakness for. Oprah and self-help.
On it's way to moi...Confessions of a Prep School Mommy Handler that I won in the Hillbilly Debutante giveaway. This looks fabulous and may even bump the hedge fund goodies in order of priority. Thanks Kathie!
Still on my Amazon wish list; Katherine Graham's Personal History, Julia and Julie: My Year of Cooking Dangerously, and My Sister's Keeper.
But at this moment, while still under the influence of root canal pain, pain pills and starvation, it's just me, US magazine and a hot bubble bawth...