Summer Reading

One of the best parts about summer is being able to read whenever and whatever I want! I love being an English Major, but having a heavy load to read for classes and not being able to read for fun could be a drag sometimes.

My reading list for this summer is a mile long and I've already gotten started. I read Summer Girls by Mary Alice Monroe and am currently reading Lilly, a wonderful biography about the life of the fabulous Lilly Pulitzer by Kathryn Livingston. The book is full of interesting stories and facts about the woman who inspired the perpetual-summer lifestyle and is basically the perfect beach read! I mean, even the cover is sassy and adorable- just like a Lilly dress!

The book focuses on the woman behind the empire and is an incredible behind-the-scenes peek at the history of this uber-popular brand. I learned so much about Lilly Pulitzer the woman as well as how Lilly became more than just a brand, but a national obsession and the representation of a natural, yet chic lifestyle. With her simple but elevated style she was truly the embodiment of the American dream. And what makes the book even better is that there are tons of great photos of Lilly, her family, and the other fabulous women who wore her sassy shifts! (think Jackie O!)
Go grab your own copy of Lilly here! I can't wait to dive into my next book (I'm thinking Gone With The Wind)! What are you reading this summer? xoxo

-Lanie W.

*this copy of Lilly was sent to me for review by Turner Publishing. All opinions are my own.*

1 comment:

  1. Gone With The Wind is my absolute favorite book! And the next one I'm planning on reading is Lilly! I would love for you to check out my new blog :)


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