what to read now

What To Read Now: Cupcakes and Cashmere

Cupcakes and CashmerePhoto: Lemuria Bookstore Blog
The plot: Lifestyle blogger Emily Schuman expands her highly-popular blog, Cupcakes and Cashmere, to book proportions in this must-have guide. This beautifully detailed read offers up Emily's tips for defining your sense of style, organizing your home and entertaining a party with ease. So whether you're searching for the perfect cookie recipe or advice on... read more

What to Read Now: When She Woke

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The plot: Hannah Payne is convicted of murder. The punishment? Her skin color has been genetically altered to match the severity of her crime -- red. With a new body and a new life in a nightmarish future, Hannah must navigate a world where "chromed" criminals are re-released back into society and left to fend for... read more

What to Read Now: Kate Spade New York Things We Love

Photo: Abrams BooksPhoto: Abrams Books
The plot: Twenty years (and hundreds of handbags) after its start in 1993, Kate Spade New York has successfully captured the essence of its notable brand into one cohesive book. Despite being short on words, this eye-catching collection of photos is divided into twenty chapters that creatively illustrate the brand's favorite spaces, seasons and places.... read more

What to Read Now: Every Day by David Levithan

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The plot: Every day A wakes up in a different body, living the life of someone else. There’s never any warning about where it will be or who it will be. A thought he had made peace with this way of living, until A wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin’s girlfriend,... read more

What to Read Now: Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty

The plot: This book offers a retrospective of the late designer’s career, from the start of his fledgling label to the triumphs of his own world-renowned London house. You'll discover his most iconic and radical designs, revealing how McQueen adapted and combined the fundamentals of Savile Row tailoring, the specialized techniques of haute couture and... read more

What to Read Now: The Kingkiller Chronicle Series by Patrick Rothfuss
The plot: This fantasy trilogy centers on Kvothe an adventurer, arcanist and famous musician. The first book in the series, The Name of the Wind, tells the story of Kvothe's past, from his childhood troupe of traveling players, to years spent as a near-feral orphan, to his daring yet successful bid to enter a famous... read more

What to Read Now: Barefoot Contessa’s Foolproof Recipes

Barefoot Contessa's Foolproof Recipes
The plot: The Food Network celeb's newest cookbook offers a dazzling collection of dishes, from Slow-Roasted Filet of Beef with Basil Parmesan Mayonnaise to Sticky Toffee Date Cake with Bourbon Glaze. Why we love it: These recipes are keepers, and you don't have to be a pro to pull them off. Genre: Cookbook/Nonfiction Buy it:... read more
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