I’m a little giddy about this month’s reading list since these are all books I’ve been dying to crack open. And since I have two west coast trips on the calendar between now and the end of the month, I should definitely be able to squeeze in some quality reading time. I’ve been really into pregnancy and parenting books the last few months (see March and April’s lists), so I’m actually trying to take a little breather and avoid getting a case of baby book burnout. This month’s list is really all about fun…

{1} Paris in Color is a total orgy of saturated hues in the City of Lights. It’s like the ultimate Monochromatic Monday come to life…and really, doesn’t looking at transportive images of Parisian life make any day better? I’m hoping this will be my needed summer escape, since a trip to Europe probably isn’t in my near future…

{2} Vanity Fair’s June issue will be saved for the plane ride on my trip to LA next week. Does anyone else sort of look forward to long flights, since it means uninterrupted reading time? Sometimes I pretend to not notice the in-flight wireless access so I don’t feel guilty for not doing something more productive. Oh, and the new issue has exclusive photos and interviews with Marilyn from 1962. Can’t wait to dive in.

{3} Very Fond of Food: A Year in Recipes is the latest cookbook from super-charming Sophie Dahl. I’ve been a fan of Dahl’s for a while now – her recipes strike the perfect balance of healthy and delicious, and I love the way she infuses each menu item with a personal story spiked with her inimitable British wit.

{4} The Happiness Project has been on my list for a while, since my little sister has already read it twice and insists it’s a must-read. In a nutshell, author Gretchen Rubin has an epiphany that life’s short, and she decides to devote a year of her life to finding out the true sources of happiness so she can prioritize accordingly. I’m totally fascinated to find out what she discovered…

I’ve spilled, now it’s your turn! Leave a comment and let me know what you’re currently reading (or any recent book you highly recommend!)

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