April 3, 2013

reading list

booksI don’t know about you guys, but I am always on the hunt for my next book. Whether you need a good read for the plane or for whiling away your Saturday afternoon on your friend’s rooftop terrace (who, me?), these are my personal recommendations. If you have any good recommendations of your own, please leave them in the comments!

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. As a wannabe entrepreneur, I admire the late Steve Jobs. As a compassionate human being, I can’t stand him. This biography gives an honest look at the man behind Apple, for better or for worse.

Garlic and Sapphires by Ruth Reichl. This is next on my reading list – a humorous account of “Gourmet” editor-in-chief Reichl’s experiences dining at some of the world’s most acclaimed restaurants, both as herself and while in disguise.

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I’m currently re-reading this literary classic in anticipation of Baz Luhrmann’s big screen adaptation, which will be released this summer. Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan is casting genius.

My Life in France by Julia Child and Alex Prud’Homme. Who hasn’t dreamed of dropping everything, moving to France and eating everything in sight? Fortunately, I can live vicariously through Julia Child in this delicious auto-biography. This is one of those books that I can read over and over again.