Thursday, June 27, 2013

Inspired By: June's Best Selling Book Covers

I traveled a lot into New York City this past month, so I had ample time to read on the bus. On my iPod, I read three novels: Tina Fey's Bossypants, Captain Wentworth's Diary by Amanda Grange, and Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why

I thought Bossypants was funny and thought-provoking and she makes really good points about what it's like to be a woman today, both in general and in Hollywood. Honestly, I did think it was going to be funnier, as in laugh out loud funny, but for me it was more like giggle funny, if that makes sense. 

Captain Wentworth's Diary was a good read and I liked seeing the story from the man's perspective. It was cute and romantic and would make a nice beach read. 

Thirteen Reasons Why is about a girl, who after committing suicide, sends thirteen tapes to the people who are her reasons for killing herself. It's heartbreaking, depressing, and shocking at times.  One thing I didn't believe though was the girl who died; she didn't sound depressed, mostly she sounded angry. However, it was still in an interesting read and the suspense of where the novel would go next was wonderful. 

Inspired By: TransAtlantic
Written by Colum McCann (author of Let the Great World Spin), his latest novel spans continents and leaps centuries and follows three iconic crossings. In Newfoundland in 1919, two aviators attempt the first nonstop flight across the Atlantic. Dublin in 1845, on an tour Frederick Douglass finds the Irish people sympathetic to the abolitionist cause. From New York in 1998, a senator travels to Ireland to shepherd volatile peace talks. 

To dress like the simple cover, pick an all-white outfit with red sandals, red shoulder bag, propeller earrings, and airplane watch. Or take a cue from the stripes by wearing a gray striped maxi dress, red wedges, dangly red earrings, and fun Let's Fly Away iPhone case. 

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Note to Self
Inspired By: Note To Self
Written by Alina Simone, Note To Self is a novel about Anna, a girl who was just laid off from her job at a midtown law firm. She takes refuge on craigslist, where she meets Taj; hoping it will bring meaning to her life, she joins his experimental film project while her mother insists she go to hairdressing school.

If you want to dress like this vivid cover, wear a yellow peplum top, teal jeans, pencil-shaped ring, yellow earrings, and black wedges. Or if you're out, try wearing a sheer blouse, bright zippered yellow mini, blue wedges, and a bright wristlet. 

Buy the book: B&N | Amazon

And the Mountains Echoed
Inspired By: And the Mountains Echoed
Written by Khaled Hosseini (author of The Kite Runner), this novel is about how families love and care of one another, and at times wound and betray one another. The novel begins in 1952 as a father tells his children a bedtime as they travel across the Afghanistan desert. The tale is true: a father, desperate to provide for his family, sells his daughter to a wealthy couple, and the brother and sister's separation is the catalyst for the story.

Dress like the cover by wearing a tree print tank top, green shorts, brown sandals, brown backpack, and tree necklace. Or for a breezy summer night, go for a yellow maxi dress, brown jacket, tree print scarf, and brown wedges. 

Buy the book: B&N | Amazon

The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Inspired By: The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Written by Neil Gaiman (author of Neverwhere and Good Omens), this novel is about a man who forty years ago as a seven-year-old boy unwittingly discovered a neighboring family's supernatural secret. The unnamed boy's childhood innocence is tested when he gets caught up in ancient, mystical forces.

Go for the monochrome trend by wearing a navy v-neck top, blue skirt, layered necklace, and blue wedges. Or for a casual look try a light chambray top, jeans, blue earrings, and taupe booties.

P.S. -- Check out the outfits inspired by Neil Gaiman's Stardust!

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What books did you read this month?
Which of the books above do you want to read?

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  1. I'm really intrigued by the concept behind 13 Reasons Why - although it doesn't sound as though it's exactly realistic, it culd still be a really interesting read! And I love the look you put together based on Transatlantic, it's so perfectly summery!

    1. It was a very interesting read and I found myself wanting to keep going to see what happened.

  2. I love your book/movie inspired posts Sara!

  3. Love your book inspired post. I would like everything in each of these boards, please haha
    I've read a few good books this month, our power's been out a couple times and gave me time to sink in.


  4. I am reading Bossypants right now pretty much as my beach read :)

    The Tiny Heart

  5. Great post! I'd like to pick up Bossypants, sounds like a great read. :-)

  6. Ocean at the End of the Lane was so good! And I love the corresponding outfit :)

  7. i am loving mint and red together like you chose for transatlantic.

  8. Absolutely loving the book reviews and how you paired them with outfits, what a fun idea!


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