The August 2018 book is: Atonement by Ian McEwan
My chain this month includes: iconic dresses, NYC, food, black and white photographs, memoirs, Paris, and pink covers.
I really loved Atonement and there were a lot of directions my chain could have gone this month. Ultimately, I couldn’t shake the thought of THAT dress from my mind.
This green dress is one of my all-time favorite fashion moments in film.
Another of my favorite iconic dresses is this little black dress from the film adaptation of….
Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
This is not actually one of my favorite Audrey Hepburn films, but I do love all the costumes. I still haven’t read Capote’s novella though!
Continuing with books set in NYC featuring a black and white photograph on the cover…
Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
Like Breakfast at Tiffany’s, this is seemingly a novel about a glamorous and glittering world, but once you look more closely, there is a darkness and a seediness lurking underneath the surface. I loved the setting of Rules of Civility and all the period details. I think it has the potential to make an excellent film or TV series.
My most recent read also happened to be set in New York City, and has been turned into a TV series…
Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danier
Sweetbitter was a quick and engrossing read that I found hard to put down. I loved being immersed in the crazy restaurant world. The descriptions of food and wine did make my mouth water at times.
A book that also made me hungry was…
Lunch in Paris: A Love Story, with Recipes by Elizabeth Bard
Instead of taking place in NYC, this memoir that celebrates love and food is set in Paris. I enjoyed Elizabeth Bard’s voice and want to read her follow-up: Picnic in Provence.
Another memoir set partly in Paris with a cover in the Millennial pink family is..
The Victorian and the Romantic: A Memoir, a Love Story, and a Friendship Across Time by Nell Stevens
Like Lunch in Paris, this is referred to as “a love story” and features an illustrated woman with medium length brown hair on its cover. I’m very excited to read this nonfiction book that explores the connections between the lives of a PhD student and the Victorian writer Elizabeth Gaskell.
Speaking of Gaskell and pink covers…
Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell
This edition of Wives in Daughters is very pink indeed, I absolutely adore this novel and would love to re-read it again soon. I’ve watched the BBC miniseries countless times and it always cheers me up.
Where did your #6degrees chain take you this month?