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.