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On My Nightstand

November 13th, 2014

On My Nightstand | Camille Stylesfeatured image via adc/rex usaThis month’s On My Nightstand picks range from a guidebook on home organization to a memoir from a fashion icon to a novel on finding your soulmate to fun projects to explore with your kids. It’s a diverse list, to be sure. As it starts to get cold, this is the time I find myself wanting to stay in bed a little later on the weekend, devouring a great book and spending extra time at home. Hope you enjoy this month’s selections, and as always, I’d love to hear what books you’re loving right now!The Woman I Wanted To Be, by Diane Von Furstenberg. Fashion icon, Von Furstenberg has written a memoir exploring her extraordinary life. The woman who designed a universally flattering dress shares the details on everything from her childhood to raising her children and establishing an iconic brand. I can’t wait to dive into this incredible woman’s life.

Playful: Fun Projects to Make With + For Kids, by Merrilee Liddiard. This beautiful, colorful book is ripe with projects for me to share with Phoebe! With ideas that are approachable and inspirational, Merrilee Lillard has crafter a book appropriate for kids of all ages. With an emphasis on repurposed materials, it’s great for you… and every bit as fun for your little one.

The Rosie Project, by Graeme Simsion. I love reading fiction that transports you into another person’s world, and this book that explores a socially inept genetics professor’s search for love certainly meets the criteria. With strict rules on what his future mate must and must not do, it’s a story that proves we can’t always control who we love and our innate desire for human connection.

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up , by Mare Kondo. The author’s tokyo- based organizing business strives to help her clients not only organize their offices, but also their entire lives, from the inside out. Kondo encourages serenity by cutting down on the clutter, and I can’t wait for the inevitable inspiration that will follow the sage advice from the woman that the Times calls ” Japan’s preeminent guru of tidiness, a warrior princess in the war on clutter.”

For tons of other book ideas, be sure to check out the last few editions of On My Nightstand.

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7 Comments under :: On My Nightstand
  1. Micaela says:

    I’ve started two new classes, so for me it’s a bunch of architecture and conservation-related literature!

  2. Kendel says:

    I’ll bet that Diane Von Furstenberg book is fascinating. I’m about to start Joyce Carol Oates’ new short story collection, Lovely, Dark, Deep, but my current favorite is Camille Styles Entertaining! Every beautiful page is a reflection of your personal style, and I am looking forward to incorporating some of your recipes for the holidays.

  3. Nicole says:

    Have you made headway in DVF’s book? It’s on my “next to read” list.

  4. This past summer we got to see the scope of DVF’s work… she had an amazing show at the LACMA… completely inspiring… i’ll have to pick up her book. I love seeing your recommends! x

  5. Donna says:

    Great picks! I definitely need to add Diane Von Furstenberg’s memoir to my fall reading list. I’m currently reading The Attachments by Rainbow Rowell and The Accidental Creative by Todd Henry. I highly recommend checking them out!


  6. I loved the Rosie Project – it’s such a wonderful book! I also recently read the sequel ‘The Rosie Effect’ and it was just as lovely 🙂

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