Sunday, July 26, 2015

Summer Reading List

I haven't been to the beach yet this summer but I have been reading like I'm on the beach!
This book was a surprise favorite!

Both delightfully charming and quirky I couldn't put this one down! Who wouldn't love a book that centers around a bookstore? My guess is no one. That's why it's been a crowd pleaser on the New York Times Bestsellers List.

I happened to pick this selection up at Barnes and Noble's just because and am so glad I did!

Now this is part of the Cobbled Court series. Of course I didn't choose the first in the series. That would be too much like doing the logical thing. Not to worry. The author gives you enough background on the characters so that you can easily pick it up. The main draw for me with this novel is the main character is left an inheritance of a derelict cottage that she transforms into an inn. Delightful!

We all love a good interior design book and there are a plethora(I don't get to use that word much!)of choices out now.
First up

The Bee Cottage Story
How I made a muddle of Things and Decorated My Way Back to Happiness
By Frances Schultz.
I know you all remember Frances and the wonderful column she wrote for House Beautiful back in the day. And even if somehow that doesn't ring a bell I'd bet my bottom dollar that you remember her adorable kitchen.

with all the blue and white

Any who it's a great read. Part gorgeous interiors part memoir.

I've really enjoyed this book

Paige Schnell's interiors are often times hard to describe but undeniably beautiful. Part traditional but on the other hand modern, clean lines but cozy. I have gone over this one with a fine tooth comb!

Page designed the interiors for the 2012 Southern Living Idea House

Loved that house!

Last but not least I'm reading this

Set in the English countryside.Big Sigh. I'll be back with a real review soon.


Saleslady371 said...

I've never heard of any of these authors, so I'm curious! I enjoyed the photos of the dinner tables. Oh, to have so much class like that!

Have a great day, Lisa!

Stacey said...

Wow these all look fantastic!! I'm putting them on my list and will look into buying those decorating books for sure. I usually get novels from the library. :)

Stacey said...

Lisa, I keep obsessing about that chalkboard at Bee Cottage. I might try to make one of those. That scalloped edge is just too cute.

No, no wedding bells any time soon. :)

Karen ACapeCodNest said...

Hi Lisa, Happy Sunday to you!! Love this post on summer reading. I don't like to read...{yet I'm compelled to write my story, with the Lord's leading}, someday. However I will so most certainly read a book on home...anything. Thanks for sharing. Cape Cod is having one of it's best summer weather weekends! Have a wonderful week. Blessings...Nest in Peace Karen

Liz Hockamier said...

HA! The first one is actually on our book club list for next year. I'm so glad to hear that you loved it.

Kim @ Living Vintage said...

Thanks for your book recommendations. I've added "The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry" to my "must read" books on Goodreads. I love to read (and share book recommendations on my blog frequently) and the story seems right up my alley. :)

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