Brigitte’s Pick – Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling
Whether you’re a fan of The Office, or just a sensible fashionista looking for a good laugh, then you need to read Mindy Kaling’s semi-biography. It’s part memoir, part laugh-out-loud life musings. Kaling is a writer/producer/actor in the US television series The Office, and has a such a witty sense of humour that I could not put this book down. This book is basically a giant Kaling twitter update (which I follow her twitter obsessively!) From her views of what makes a great guy, to a retelling of her childhood living under strict East-Indian parents, this book is the perfect light hearted summer novel. I strongly suggest everyone go out and pick up a copy!
Susan’s Pick – Style by Lauren Conrad
I have to admit that I was at first a bit skeptical about this book. As someone who religiously followed The Hills in its heyday (don’t judge me), I knew that Lauren Conrad had a great sense of style, but wasn’t sure if this book would really offer any unique tips or tricks. I delight in being proven wrong, though, because this book is a must-read for anyone looking to pick up some style pointers that will not only come in handy when you’re shopping, but will also make your life a LOT easier! Conrad shows you everything from how to organize your closet most efficiently to the best outfits to rock for key events (first dates, etc.). Her writing is clear and direct, and she really seems to have channeled the answers to so many women’s style quandaries. Perfect for lying beachside – you’ll plan your evening outfits without ever lifting a finger.
Kati’s Pick – Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James