Reading is My Happy Place
November 6, 2016
My ideal Sunday afternoon is spent feeling cozy at home with a good book and a pet or two at my side. This does not happen as often as I would like but I cannot think of a better way to relax before the start of a new week.
I recently read and enjoyed Leigh Himes debut novel The One That Got Away. It’s an unconventional love story about missed opportunities and second chances. The heroine of the story, Abbey Lahey, gets a chance to live out the life that could have been and gains a fresh perspective on the only life she has ever known. If you love Sophie Kinsella novels, this is just the book for you.
I’m currently reading Tommy Hilfiger: American Dreamer, My Life in Fashion and Business. I was excited to receive an early release of this book from the Tommy Hilfiger team. In the book Tommy Hilfiger shares his personal life story and the successes and failures he encountered while building a global fashion brand. I typically love memoirs and and I’m especially inspired by the special insight that an icon like Tommy Hilfiger can offer to those in the industry.
Nothing compares to having a real good book in hand. I mean this both literally and figuratively. For these moments Quarterlane is a great subscription service that curates a small selection of the best books of the season (amongst other goodies), and delivers them right to your door. New offerings are available every 3 months. The business was started by fellow Rhode Islander, Elizabeth Lane, who turned a love of reading into a career as a “literary taste taster.” This would be a great holiday gift for the book lover in your life!
I’m always looking for the next good book to read. Would love to hear some of your favorites!