On My Nightstand

By Camille Styles
On My Nightstand | Camille Styles

On My Nightstand | Camille StylesI might say this with the arrival of every new season, but seems to me that there’s no better time to stash a crop of new books on your nightstand than the cozy nights of early fall. Although the temp here in Austin is still hitting 90 degrees on some days, the tiniest hint at cooler weather has got me in full-on nesting mode. This week I stocked up on winter squash at the farmer’s market, switched out my jasmine-scented candle with this pumpkin soufflé one, and filled my iPad with the reads below. Can’t wait to dig into each of them, and I’d love to hear about any books you guys would recommend – I’m always looking to add to next month’s list!

Nemesis: The True Story of Aristotle Onassis, Jackie O, and the Love Triangle That Brought Down the Kennedys, by Peter Evans. How did I miss the memo when this book was released a few years ago? So excited that it’s my book club’s current selection, as it sounds like the perfect juicy read to hunker down with under the covers with a bowl of popcorn. If you’re fascinated by all things Kennedy (me), the title says it all.

How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are. They had me at “How to Be Parisian.” Written by four friends, all of them bohemian Parisian It-Girls, this book approaches the French mystique with lightheartedness, humor, and a major dose of cool. Can’t wait to unlock their “secrets” to viewing style, beauty, culture, attitude and men like a true Parisian.

Not That Kind of Girl, by Lena Dunham. I’m not the only one counting down the days until Lena Dunham’s collection of personal essays hits shelves. Whether you’re a fangirl or not, there’s no denying that Dunham has accomplished an incredible amount during her 28 years, and based on the reviews, it sounds like her writing is as brimming with creativity and hilarity as one would imagine.

The Fat Radish, by Ben Towill, Phil Winser, Nick Wilber, Julia Turschen. I’m pinching myself at the prospect of actually being able to recreate favorite dishes from this iconic veggie-centric NYC restaurant at home. I have a feeling that its recipes will play a starring role in every dinner party I host between now and the holidays!

And of course, if you can only order one book this month, make it this one!!! (sorry, couldn’t help myself.) For tons of other book ideas, be sure to check out the last few editions of On My Nightstand.