5 Books on My Radar

Have any of you downloaded the Goodreads app? I just did so myself last week, and am so glad I did! I’ve finally gotten back into the habit of reading every day, so this app offers a fun way for me to keep track of the books that I’ve read, am currently reading (Empress of Fashion and The Girl on the Train – both so good!), and plan to read in the future. Not only that, but the app also offers recommendations tailored to your interests, so you’re never at a loss for what to pick up! Below, five books that I’m dying to get my hands on:

Unknown{Dead Wake by Erik Larson} Genre: Historical

Larson captivated the world with Devil in the White City…now he’s back with an all-new book chronicling the last days of one of history’s most infamous ocean liner. (Sorry, Titanic.)

8311532{Isabella Blow: A Life in Fashion by Lauren Goldstein Crowe} Genre: Biography

A peek into the tragic and surreal times of one of fashion’s most enigmatic figures? Sign me up.

6080420{Commencement by J. Courtney Sullivan} Genre: Fiction, “Chick Lit”

This story of four roommates as they navigate life as undergrads at a prestigious women’s college and later as adults is sure to be the perfect companion for your next vacation.

391280{The Devil’s Gentleman: Privilege, Poison, and The Trial That Ushered in the Twentieth Century by Harold Schechter} Genre: Historical

Similar to the aforementioned Devil in the White City (a must if you haven’t read it already), Harold Schechter brings our attention to yet another Gilded Age crime, this time involving a mysterious death by cyanide and the dark, secret life of a son of one of Manhattan’s most eminent families.


{Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr.} Genre: Historical/Biography

I know, I know, I’m really feeling the historical stuff at the moment. But my mom read Empty Mansions a couple years ago for her book club, and I’ve been dying to dig into it since. The book tells the story of an elusive Park Avenue heiress who, throughout the course of her life, commissioned the construction of several extravagant mansions across the United States…only to leave them uninhabited. Why, exactly? Well, I guess we’ll have to read to find out.

Are there any books you’re hoping to read soon?


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