Recent Reads Vol. 3

November 4, 2015

Happy Wednesday! It's been a while since my last Recent Reads post, so I wanted to fill you in on some of my good book recommendations as of late. Reading is one of my absolute favorite pass times and I'm lucky enough to find time for it every day. I use the app OverDrive to rent books on my Kindle through the library - it's pretty slick!

This is the second installment in the Crazy Rich Asians trilogy and it did not disappoint. If you haven't already, start with the first and then pick this one up. They're hilarious! The books follow several high society, crazy rich (like billionaire) families in China and Singapore. Kevin Kwan does such a good job and his writing is just on point. 

Heads in Beds is not my typical genre, but I really enjoyed this book. It's written by a guy who worked in the hotel industry his whole life. He shares stories about celebrities, some unpleasant (read: gross) behind the scenes tales, and tips for how to get the best room, etc. The author is witty and kept me thoroughly entertained throughout. I found myself talking to several friends and family members about this book and stories from it!

In my last Recent Reads post I featured Dead Wake, which is also by Erik Larson - he has a knack for storytelling. You may have heard of this one, as it is being turned into a film adaptation featuring Leonardo Dicaprio (!!!). The story is split between Dr. H. H. Holmes, a serial killer who was at his prime during the World's Fair, and Daniel H. Burnham, the lead architect for the Fair. The World's Fair wasn't something I knew much about, but I'm so glad that I read this book and learned more about it because it's fascinating. So many things that we have today came out of the fair - like shredded wheat!

Jojo Moyes is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. Everything I read by her is just. so good. This is the story of Sophie Lefevre who was alive during WWI. Her husband was a painter and her portrait later ends up in Liv Halston's home in present-day London. The Lefevre family claims that the painting was stolen during the war and they want it back. Drama! The story switches between past and present, which I found a bit confusing at times because there are so many characters, but it was such a good read!

Would love to hear what books you've loved lately! I'm currently reading and enjoying The Knockoff, and then Mindy Kaling's new book is next!

xo Catherine


  1. The Girl You Left Behind is so good! I'm really into Jojo Moyes' work.

    I've got China Rich Girlfriend on my list...

  2. Some interesting sounding books, thanks for the recommendations!


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