June 5, 2017

May Reading

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J'Adore New York, Isabelle Lafleche
I absolutely LOVED this book- it is so amazing and relatable!!  J'Adore New York is a must-read for fashion-loving lady lawyers.  High-profile Parisian Attorney Catherine Lambert transfers from her big firm's Paris office to New York City, and all the nightmares and drama you hear about working in big law come true.. billable hours, conniving coworkers, monster bosses, etc.  I love Isabelle's incorporation of fashion and NYC life, as well as her use of French words and phrases scattered throughout the book- very clever and authentic!!

Isabelle has become a friend of mine and sent me a copy of this book along with its sequel, J'Adore Paris, to read.  Isabelle is a former Wall Street lawyer turned author and a total #girlboss.  Her career is absolutely fascinating, and it just goes to show that you can do creative (and fun!!) things with a law degree.  I read J'Adore New York on the beach in two days.  It is that good.  I cannot wait to read J'Adore Paris!

In the Company of Women, Grace Bonney

This book is an eclectic compilation of interviews from primarily creative entrepreneurs- chefs, artists, designers, etc.  I loved the short Q&A format, so that I could read as many or as few career profiles as I wanted in one sitting. It is especially great for moments when I found myself in a lull- I could read a brief interview, find the inspiration I needed, then get back to work.  This book would make a great gift for fellow #girlboss creatives as well as a coffee table book because it is full of beautiful imagery.

Outliers, Malcom Gladwell

In Outliers, Malcom Gladwell explores different factors that make people successful or unsuccessful. He provides many cases studies, including The Beatles, Bill Gates and other software geniuses, as well as explains why Asians are generally very good at math and how some of the early Jewish attorneys transformed the legal profession due to their exceptional work ethic.  A fascinating read!

Blink, Malcom Gladwell

Blink is a book about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made instantaneously, in the blink of an eye- that may not be as simple as they seem.  He argues that effective decision makers aren't those who process the most information or spend the most time thinking, but those who have mastered the art of "thin-slicing", that is, filtering the very few factors that actually matter.  I highly recommend this book if you are in any sort of professional decision-making position- especially if you manage people.
*I plan on reading "The Tipping Point" in the near future as well!

In case you missed it: January Reading | February Reading | March Reading | April Reading

Thanks so much for stopping by!  What are you reading??



  1. I've been looking for a new book! I'll definitely check these out :)

    Treats and Trends

  2. I haven't read any of these. Thanks for sharing!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  4. Thank you Brittany!

  5. Anonymous6/06/2017

    I've read Outliers a few months ago and it is one of my favorite books! I am so glad you included it on your list :)