FBFF: 2012 Summer Reading List

Generally, I read a lot. I posted a few months ago about my top 5 books, but haven’t really posted about reading ever since. Today’s Fashion/Beauty Friend Friday post is perfect though. It’s all about what I’m reading and have read this summer. And you’re in luck, as I’ve actually had my nose buried in a few style-related books this summer, including one I’m declaring a must read for pretty much any woman!

So, here’s what I’ve read so far this summer…

My Summer Reading List: An FBFF Post @ Suburban Style Challenge

Keeping Watch by Laurie R. King
Not the typical novel I’d usually read, but I’ve enjoyed other books by Laurie R. King and when I saw this one at Goodwill for 50 cents, I grabbed it.  A good read, though a little too much history on the main character for me; I’d have much rather had more current-day stuff I think.

I Have Nothing To Wear by Jill Martin & Dana Ravich
I’m only 4 “steps” in, but I’m declaring this a must-read for anyone who’s ever stood in front of a closet full of clothes and painfully declared they’ve nothing to wear.  I’m learning a lot and will be most definitely taking advice from this book as I clean out my closet and purchase new items.

I Spy DIY Style by Jenni Radosevich
I got this book as a birthday gift and, while I’ve skimmed through it, can’t start wait to dive in full-force and take some of the ideas from the book and make them reality!  If you’re crafty, I’d say this would be a good one to pick up (or borrow from a friend).  And as a gift for a crafty fashionista?  Spot on!

Style Yourself by Jane Aldridge
Another great book for fashionistas, this one I’ve had for awhile, but I find myself referencing constantly.  Worth looking into, as I’ve gotten a lot of great tips and ideas from this one.  It resides on my end table, next to the couch, and is perfect for browsing though during commercials.

I have a few more books on my to-read list…
They include some other style books, as well as a childhood favorite of mine, The Island of the Blue Dolphins.  Once I finish everything, I’ll write full reviews (of the style books at least) and post them.

Want more? Check out what other FBFFers are reading over at www.modlychic.com!

What’s on your summer reading list? Let me know in the comments!  I’m always looking for new reads!

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