On My Nightstand

On My Nightstand October 2012 | Camille Styles

I thought that I’d have zero time for reading with a newborn, but as it turns out, having great books loaded onto my iPad has been lifesaving for getting through those middle-of-the-night feedings! Being at home more than usual has also give me the itch to expand my horizons a bit, and reading some things outside my usual zone provides a great escape. Here’s what’s on my October reading list, and please leave a comment letting me know of any books you highly recommend – I’m always looking to add to next month’s list!

{1} Since I’m already obsessed with The Selby Is in Your Place, I have no doubt that I’ll be equally as inspired by Edible Selby, in which photographer Todd Selby captures the kitchens, gardens, homes and restaurants of chefs and tastemakers around the globe. He always manages to find the most fascinating people and showcase their inner lives in such an honest, creative way…and I can’t wait to see the way that he does it through the lens of the food they prepare, serve and enjoy.

{2} Gypset Travel explores the glam-boho lifestyles of the “gypsy jet set” in destinations from Italy to Uruguay…and I have no doubt it’ll be brimming with fashion and interior inspiration from these style-setters who effortlessly infuse so much color and individuality into their way of life. Can’t wait until it hits shelves at the end of this month.

{3} I’ve been loving memoirs lately, and Let’s Take the Long Way Home is next on my list. My mom (who happens to be my most trusted literary advisor) just finished it and said it was impossible to put down. “A story of how an extraordinary bond between two women can illuminate the loneliest, funniest, hardest moments in life, including the final and ultimate challenge.” I have a feeling it’s going to make me even more thankful for the amazing female friendships that bring so much joy to my life.

{4} Okay, maybe I’m being ambitious with this one (it’s pushing 1000 pages), but Anna Karenina is thought by some to be the world’s greatest novel… I’ve somehow never read it, and I feel like it would be a crime to see this year’s movie without first savoring the classic as it was originally written. (watch the trailer…it looks soooo good!)

 

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10 Responses to “On My Nightstand”

  1. Clara

    Definitely going to read “Let’s Take the Long Way Home,” looks right up my alley! Anna Karenina is wonderful, and yes, a must read. xx

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  2. La

    I’ve been reading Anna Karenina for a while now…its so good, but its taking me ages! I think reading it before bedtime is doing me in. Its not an easy read…definitely better for when your mind is fresh and rested!

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  3. Et tu, tutu?

    I’ve been trying to read Anna Karenina for awhile, but I just don’t have time. Let us know if you conquer it! And you’re so right, the movie looks wonderful.

    -Lindsey

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  4. Christine Warren

    well….this is bold of me but may I suggest my book, Paddlefish? I’m a fellow austinite (love your blog! congrats on bebe!) and Paddlefish is my once-in-a-lifetime river adventure story. packed with plenty of Perseverance & Comedy. And it’s on iTunes.

    If you add to the list and it makes a night feeding read, would love to hear what you think!

    CHEERS~

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  5. Yelle

    Since you like The Selby is in Your Place, you just might like Sibella Court’s newest book The Life of a Bowerbird. Sibella Court is my favorite decorator/stylist. This newest book is gorgeous photographs of taking treasure from collecting and incorporating them into your home decor. Her style is so refreshing! Check it out if you can :)

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  6. Manuela

    I keep telling this to everyone at the moment, but I highly recommend ‘The Help’ by Kathryn Stockett if you haven’t read it already. I really couldn’t put it down!
    It’s very funny but also incredibly moving and it’s easy to read so it might be an uplifting change for when Anna Karenina gets a bit too intense!…

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  7. Lauren

    Anna Karenina has been on my bookshelf for so many year, unread. The movie may just be the push I need to finally read it!

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  8. Kate

    Thanks Camille- these are my fav posts! Yours are our favourite of course!! Keep posting!

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  9. Camille

    I read Anna Karenina in the spring – one of the best novels ever. You won’t be able to put it down.

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