Thursday, March 27, 2014

Inspired By: March's Best Selling Books

Since I never told you what books I read in February, I figured I would share last month's and this month's books with you in case you're looking for a good read!

I read The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (I liked it, but not as much as some of his other work), Longbourn by Jo Baker (it's the downstairs to Pride and Prejudice's upstairs and it was delightful), The Mangle Street Murders by M.R.C. Kasasian (a fun novel where a personal detective and his sassy young ward team up in Victorian London to solve a murder), and finally I read Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (a dark YA novel where people have powers and a swarm of darkness is destroying the Russian-like nation). 

P.S. -- I'm on The Modern Austen today talking about my post-grad job search!

Orphan Train
Orphan Train
Written by Christina Baker Kline, Orphan Train tells two stories simultaneously: that of Penobscot Indian Molly, a girl "aging out" of the foster system who helps an eldery woman, Vivian, to stay out of juvie, and that of the young Irish immigrant Vivian in 1929 who was put on a train to the Midwest. They find that they have more in common that they thought. 

Wear a simple look: an olive shirt dress, green necklace, stack of bracelets, and lacey white flats. Or go for an outfit with a 20s-meets-modern flair by wearing a collared coral shirt, black pleated skirt, coral earrings, and Mary-Jane heels. 

Buy the book: B&N | Amazon

Fashionable Selby
Fashionable Selby
Written by Todd Selby, this is the next installment in the "Selby" series: this book explores the world of fashion around the world, from big designers to rising stairs to best-kept secrets. There are chapters on individual designers to bring the reader into his or her environment.

Mix prints like a master by pairing a pink floral top with a red geo print pants, tassle necklace, stacked bracelets, and black pumps. Or be a little more subtle by wearing a windowpane print blazer, black bow dress, floral scarf, colorful bracelets, and brown wedges. 

Buy the book: B&N | Amazon

Panic
Panic
Written by Lauren Oliver, the graduating seniors in this middle-of-nowhere-town Carp play a legendary game of Panic, where the stakes are high and the payoff is higher. Heather didn't think she would ever play, but realizes when she has something and someone to fight for that she's more fearless than she thought.

For a casual look, go for a two-tone jacket, graphic tee, ear cuff, distressed jeans, spike bracelet, and lace up boots. Or for a outfit reminiscent of the book's cover, wear a green cardigan, black maxi dress, sparkly bracelet, orange bag, and brown sandals. 

Buy the book: B&N | Amazon

Boy, Snow, Bird
Boy, Snow, Bird
Written by Helen Oyeyemi, Boy Snow Bird is a modern retelling of Snow White with themes of race, vanity, and family secrets. In 1953, Boy Novak, a young woman, goes looking for beauty and marries a widower with a daughter named Snow. Boy becomes the wicked stepmother she never thought she would become, and her world further unravels when Boy's daughter, Bird, is born dark-skinned, exposing them as African Americans passing for white.

Based on the book's cover, wear a green floral blouse, coral rose necklace, dainty bracelets, black pants, and pink flats. Or for a stark black and white outfit, don a black blazer, a white dress, a snake ring, bird earrings, and black heels. 

Buy the book: B&N | Amazon

Will you be reading any of these books? 
Any recommendation for good books?

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26 comments:

  1. I love the idea of outfits inspired by books!

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  2. One of my favorite posts of yours!! I love that little black bow dress!

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  3. That floral print top is so very pretty!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Cash Giveaway!

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  4. OMG girl u read a lot, I wish I was that good at reading.. After finishing one book take a long break deem reading , like really long..
    I liked all the things in the second collage
    Keep in touch
    www.beingbeautifulandpretty.com

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  5. Dressed with soulMarch 27, 2014 at 1:19 PM

    I don't know any of the books you read but I love as usual the outfit you created in relation to the books <3

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de

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  6. I seriously can't get enough of this series! So creative and fun...and oh my gosh. That postcard wallet is ADORABLE.

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  7. That last outfit is darling! You are so creative!


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  8. I actually didn't read any of the books in this post, but I would like to read Panic! Thanks!

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  9. Thanks so much!! Glad to hear you like these posts!

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  10. Everything about Fashionable Selby <3

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  11. I love the outfit for Panic, especially the shoes! I am planning to read it really soon :) Did you like Shadow and Bone?

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  12. Thanks for the reminder to put Panic on my "to-read" list! I love the look for Boy, Snow, Bird - I'll have to add that one to the list too haha!


    -Chelsea
    chelsandthecity.blogspot.com

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  13. Beautiful outfits, as always :)

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  14. Boy Snow Bird sounds really interesting!!

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  15. Yes, I really enjoyed Shadow and Bone! I thought the main character was interesting and believable, and the plot was well-paced and had some interesting twists!

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  16. love these outfits! all these books sound great - i already had 2 on my TBR list, but will add the others!

    xo. jenn @ hello, rigby!

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  17. I love your connection to books and fashion, Sara! These books look great. I'll have to keep them on my to-read list :) I think I've heard of that Orphan Train one before.


    Christie
    The Closet by Christie

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  18. Thanks, Jenn! I'm so glad you like this post!

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  19. Every time I visit your blog, I feel guilty of not giving any time to reading
    Keep in touch
    www.beingbeautifulandpretty.com

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~Sara ♥

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