There’s nothing better than good books. Especially lately, since I’m trying to minimize my screen time. Reading a book is the best way to slip into another world, and with most of us in our homes, a little bit of wanderlust is exactly what we need. Oh, and of course, you’re going to need a pair of readers so you can actually read the books.
When the late, great Cecily Tyson passed away last month, her memoir Just As I Am was released just a few days before. It was almost like she knew. And this memoir does her justice – it is as glamorous, interesting, and wise as Cecily Tyson herself was. Come for the juicy gossip about her relationship with Miles Davis, stay for the hard-earned wisdom of a life well lived.
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is a big, genre-defying book that takes you through time and history. When Addie LaRue makes a deal with the devil in 1714, she gains immortality. The price she has to pay? No one will ever remember her name. Fast forward 300 years, when Addie walks into a book store and a young man remembers her name. It’s epic, it’s intimate, it’s sexy.
Everyone knows Cartier, but not many people know the Cartiers. Unlike other global luxury families, the Cartiers have stayed relatively private all things considered. Cartiers: The Untold Story dives into the work, losses, and lucky breaks that built Cartier into the red-boxed brand we all know and love today.
Rumaan Alam has written a tense, thrilling novel about everything relevant right now: race, money, class, and privilege. Leave The World Behind is the story of two families on a vacation that goes very wrong, and it will have you up all night to find out what happens. A finalist for the National Book Award this year, you won’t be able to put it down.
If you’re not ready to commit to a full novel right now, Joan Didion’s collection Let Me Tell You What I Mean is a perfect compromise. Full of some of her earliest pieces, the master of narrative nonfiction writes about everything from the press to self-doubt to politics. Read one of the twelve essays before you go to bed.
Don’t forget to pick out the perfect pair of readers to go with your new books:
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