Booked Up For Summer

The title speaks volumes (pun intended), as I really am booked up for summer. This is exciting for all my followers, because I can share new pretty places, houses, and things that I come across along the way (especially on instagram stories)! Every start to summer, I love to share my reading list of good by-the-pool books. The titles listed are a collection of literature that I have recently read, things my dear friends have read, or books that are highly anticipated. Let’s be honest, there is nothing more rewarding that lounging with a really addicting book. Happy Summer! Happy Reading!

A big thanks to my many friends for some of these suggestions. An especially bigger thanks to my mom, the most avid reader of all. 


The People We Hate At The Wedding

The People We Hate at the Wedding. The title alone is enough to make me pick up the book. This new release highlights family dysfunction in the most comical way.

The Gypsy Moth Summer

The Gypsy Moth Summer. One of the most anticipated books of the summer, this title deals with love, family, and a summer on Avalon Island.

Rich People Problems

Rich People Problems.  I LOVE every book by Kevin Kwan.They are so fun! He writes a fabulous cast of characters, with all the good real life spots mentioned. I am sure this book is no exception.

Do Not Become Alarmed

Do Not Become Alarmed. A total page-turner told from the points of view of children and adults who lose each other on vacation.

Small Great Things

Small Great Things (ABOUT TO BE A MOVIE). Moral dilemmas intertwined with power, wealth and race. Great characters make it a thought provoking page turner.


Party Girls Die In Pearls

Party Girls Die In Pearls. One of my first famous followers of @thepottedboxwood on instagram, Plum Sykes is a woman after my own heart. This Bergdorf Blondes author is back with a high-end and posh mystery set in Oxford.

Fitness Junkie

Fitness Junkie. Lucy Sykes (yes, Plum’s -from above-sister) and Jo Piazza have created a hilarious novel about a woman on a mission to save her job and lose thirty pounds in this fitness crazed, naked yoga, juice loving world.


Fly Me

Fly Me. Set in the seventies, this novel highlights all the fun trouble that can happen in LA.

All The Missings Girls

Missing Girls. An interesting read about two girls that are missing decades apart. One of those where you must pay attention!

Here's To Us

Here’s To Us. I am shocked I haven’t read this yet (came out last summer). I love all of Hilderbrand’s books (she is related to the fabulous designer Lauren Hilderbrand). Set in Nantucket, a man’s death brings about lies, tears, drama and a whole lot more.

The Almost Sisters

The Almost Sisters. Set in Alabama, a fun family romp with some family secrets floating around.

The Girls

The Girls. Northern California, a cult following, and a coming of age story where a girl longs to feel accepted.

The Lost Letter

The Lost Letter. If you loved The Nightingale you will love this. A heart-provoking historical story set during WWII in Austria.

The Girl Before

The Girl Before (READ BEFORE THE MOVIE). This book is a mix of Gone Girl and Girl on the Train. Thrilling at every turn of the page.

The Cuckoos Calling

The SilkwormsCareer or Evil

Cormoran Strike Book. This trilogy has a plethora of fans. Written under pseudonym by J.K. Rawling, this is a story where a detective’s career comes to life by investigating a super-model’s death.
Into The Water

Into The Water.  From the Author of The Girl on the Train, another psychological thriller to leave us captivated.

Truly Madly Guilty Novel

Truly Madly Guilty. From one of my absolutely favorite authors (the woman who brought us Big Little Lies), comes a new novel with Moriarty’s colorful characters and intertwined lives.

Lilac Girls

Lilac Girls. Another wonderful story set in WWII that brings up all sorts of emotions of love and friendship.


Jackie's Girl

Jackie’s Girl. An inside look at Jackie O’s life with never before heard details told by her personal assistant.
Hillbilly Elegy

Hillbilly Elegy. I have heard this is the book that explains the Trump America very clearly.

 Jo Malone

My Story by Jo Malone. The British fragrance powerhouse has an autobiography that is sure to inspire. A great example of turning passion into a business.

How to Murder Your Life

How To Murder Your Life. A memoir from a former fashion editor living a secret life and the harsh reality of addiction and ambition.

Make Your Bed

Make Your Bed. “If you want to change the world, you should start by making your bed.” A great book to be read by every leader, or anyone who wants to make an impact.

Cork Dork

Cork Dork. Like the movie Somm in a book format, this piece explores the complex and exciting world of wine.

Prince Charles Book

Prince Charles The Passions and Paradoxes Of an Improvable Life
The Crown continues on with the heir in waiting. My mom and grandmother adored this book!