• Tue, Dec 14 2010

Tory Burch’s Recommended Reading List

Fashion designer Tory Burch is known for her ubiquitous tunics and flats. But she also supports the arts. On her website, she promotes “Books of the Week” as a sort of book-club-meets-gift-guide. Are her recommendations worth checking out? Here’s a list of some recent selections:

  • Steve Martin’s An Object of Beauty
    While I haven’t read this one, I’ve read many of his other books and can confirm that Martin is a very good writer. This book is about his forays into the art world.
  • Jeff Deck and Benjamin D. Herson’s The Great Typo Hunt: Two Friends Changing the World One Correction At A Time.
    As a bona fide grammar nerd, I immediately added this to my Amazon wish list.
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude
    Great, great book. The man has a Nobel Prize for a reason.
  • Cecil Beaton’s The Art of the Scrapbook
    Automatic yes for anything mentioning the iconic photographer.
  • Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom
    The inclusion of this book screams “A bunch of smart people say it’s really good so I have to mention it” to me, but that could be my own anti-Franzen bias poking out.

In conclusion? Yeah, I think I’ll trust Tory Burch for book recommendations. Especially if the books are about fashion and/or grammar.

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