What We’re Reading Over LDW
*Turns on airplane mode; opens new book*
Hopefully you guys have been reading along with us, but in case you haven’t, we’ve started a monthly book club and we want you to join. Last month, we tackled everything from Jessi Klein’s candid laugh-out-loud storytelling to some not-suitable-for-beachside harrowing nonfiction, and passing IRL paperbacks back and forth between everyone in the office and sharing spoilers has been half the fun. This month, we’re kicking off things with the books we’ll be digging into over the long weekend as we shut off our electronics and wear all the white in our closets (which we’ll still be wearing after Labor Day, too, bc rules like that are not applicable here). Happy reading!
“Everyone is talking about this book, and I need to get in on it ASAP. Simply put, it’s about a slave, Cora, escaping on the Underground Railroad, but, from what I’ve heard, the novel takes a surreal turn as what in reality was an informal group of people helping former slaves is a real railroad on which Cora travels through each state all the way north. It’s also part of Oprah’s Book Club—which typically makes anything a pretty good bet.” —Emily Ramshaw
“For the final weekend of summer, I am excited to get one last mystery thriller novel in—next month, it’s back to more serious books, and I’m definitely adding Emily’s pick to that list. The Woman in Cabin 10 comes as a recommendation from my mom. It takes place on a cruise ship, and the main character, who works for a travel magazine, witnesses a crime, then everything, predictably, goes completely wrong.” —Andee Olson
“Let’s face it: we Millennials can occasionally be insufferable (guilty as charged). But George Watsky's essays are a balance of stoner-bro, somewhat-childish ambitions and ‘real adult’ anxieties—which I find completely genuine and relatable. With 35-minute subway rides bookending my day, How to Ruin Everything gives me the dose of snackable (yup, I'm a Millennial!) yet super-hilarious reading material that makes my commute totally tolerable.” — Alex McGinn
“Junot Diaz is a mind-numbingly good writer. I literally couldn’t put this book down, and once it was finished I was dying for more. It’s a little vulgar, but so, so good and really kind of heartbreaking.” — Laurel Pantin
ICYMI: We are coming out with a BOOK! And it has 43 of the sickest (and never been seen before) closets we’ve ever shot. Your coffee table needs it, promise. Pre-order it now, and then stare at it come October 18th while you sip champagne. Don’t forget to tag us in your best Coveteur-esque photos with #CoveteurBookClub.