Summer Reading List + Review

         Stay Sexy and Don’t Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide
I’ll be honest, I buy most of my books from the “used” section of Amazon. That was until I found out that one of my all-time favorite podcast duos, My Favorite Murder, was writing a book! (give them a quick Google if you haven’t heard of them) Not only a book, but a how-to guide for murderinos like myself. I logged into my Amazon app and pre-ordered this book right away! I waited 5 long months before the book finally hit my doorstep. These two incredibly smart and funny women, recount stories ranging from eating disorders, depression, their biggest fears, and biggest mistakes. Any woman, in any career field will be able to take away something from this book.

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          Dutch Girl: Audrey Hepburn and World War II
Not many people know this but I am a die-hard Audrey Hepburn fan! Not the basic kind who just has that one shot from the opening scene of Breakfast at Tiffany’s hanging on their wall. A true fan. I have one of her lines from Sabrina tattooed on my arm, I own countless movies in color and b+w, and I too admittedly had one of those pictures of Audrey hanging in my room from the opening scene of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. LOL. However, I am also fascinated by the work she has done outside of the movie industry. This book follows her time before she was a world-renowned actress, even before she became a UNICEF ambassador- by recounting the 5 years of Audrey’s participation in the Dutch resistance in the Netherlands during World War II. Her son Luca Dotti states, “The war made my mother who she was.” This book depicts his sentiment perfectly.

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          Girl, Wash Your Face!
You have probably already heard of this book – and for good reason! Rachel Hollis is every woman’s inner “drunk girl in the bathroom” minus the alcohol and debauchery! She makes you feel like there is nothing you cannot accomplish, and she does this by recounting mistakes and struggles from her past. You mean, she’s like a real person? Yes! In fact, each chapter is based on a lie Rachel has believed at one point in time (haven’t we all?) and how she came to see the lie for what it really is.

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  The Last Mrs. Parrish
I love a good fiction book, with a mysterious story line! A murderous lover? A secret baby from your past? A lie that could ruin the family name? Sign me up! I must know! The Last Mrs. Parrish grabbed me, completely! My inner feminist had to know how things would end for these two determined and powerful women!
“A fun and past-paced psychological thriller about two determined women who play a high stakes game of deception that only one can win.”
- Reese Witherspoon

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Amberly Lewis