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Five Books We’re Reading This Year Based on Their Rave Reviews

January 25, 2019

Anybody resolve to read more in the new year? I can’t help but think so many of us are robbed of reading time due to our phone addictions. During our time in California after Christmas, I was reminded just how inspiring pouring through the pages of a paperback is. My sister had gifted me a copy of Mademoiselle Chanel, and it truly made me feel like I had taken a trip back in time to 1920s Paris. We highly recommend it along with these other four based on the rave reviews they received on Amazon, fellow team members and friends.

Where’d You Go, Bernadette? – You know a book is adored by many when it gets tapped to be a feature film. This will release in March of this year (watch the trailer for a peek!), so pick it up before it hits theaters to discover the comedic joy that takes you all the way from the Microsoft offices in Seattle to a family of three’s trip to Antarctica.

Mademoiselle Chanel – This novel dives deep into the fascinating story of the force behind the most household name in fashion. This rags-to-riches tale draws you in with its 1920s Parisian setting and leaves you with a newfound appreciation for the resilient and relentless woman behind this style empire.

One Day in December – Apparently, this is your winner if you’re seeking a quick-read you can’t put down. I’m boarding a plane tomorrow, and I cannot wait to get wrapped up in this whirlwind romance (can’t go wrong with a Reese rec) on both legs of my trip.

Gratitude – If you’re in search of something a little more gripping and poignant than a romance, Oliver Sacks’ set of essays will leave you with a new perspective on living. He writes, “Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.”

Cooking for Mr. Latte – This pictorial memoir of sorts comes from Food52 founder, Amanda Hesser. Hailed as a “Bridget Jones for foodies” by Epicurious, it seems like a fitting read for this tail end of the winter season when we’re still huddled up indoors seeking comfort in a really cute, true story. Includes recipes to boot!

What’s at the top of your list, some favorite from last year’s book club or a title you could read over and over again? Do tell! Happy weekend, everyone!

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