It’s no secret that taking a stroll through the aisles of Barnes & Noble beats any walk on the park (or beach), at least for me. Of course, when I head to B&N, I always put on something cozy and comfortable because not only is it typically borderline freezing at the bookstore, but I also spend a lot of time there and I tend to crouch down, sit down and bend over in all directions to reach for books or just stand still reading a summary about the story. A comfortable outfit is always a must!
Another must-have item when I visit the bookstore is a great purse that allows me to be hands-free. There is nothing more annoying than having to carry a purse over your arm while you’re trying to browse for books. In this picture I am wearing my Givenchy Pandora (Medium) bag. It’s extremely versatile as you can wear it messenger style, cross-body or even over the shoulder. It’s currently my favorite go-to bag since it allows me to utilize both of my hands. It’s great for shopping or while you’re on-the-go!
While perusing through the aisles of my local Barnes & Noble store, I (of course) paid a visit to Diana Gabaldon’s section because it’s so colorful and it always motivates me to try and complete the first book at a quicker pace so that I’m able to come back and pick up the one that follows it. With work and life, it can sometimes get difficult to try to finish such a big and descriptive book. The story is so complex and I just don’t want to miss a single detail— which is why I’ve taken my time with Outlander. I also tend to start reading other books that are sent to me for review by the Publishers, so at times, I have to put stories on pause, which is the worst thing one can do, as it ruins the ‘momentum’.
After admiring Gabaldon’s section, I headed over to Coelho’s side, where I picked up one of his most recent works ‘Adultery’. I’ve heard so many great things about this book and of course, being a huge Paulo Coelho fan, I know he will not disappoint. In true ‘Shopaholic’ fashion, I also picked up one of Sophie Kinsella’s classic novels, Confessions of a Shopaholic. I feel like it’s time I read this book and I can certainly relate to the character at times (LOL). Anyway, so those were just a few of my picks this month!
Got some book faves? Be sure to share with us all on the comments below. XO