Book Report: May/June

Okay, I am officially making progress on the 50 Books Challenge. At the end of June, I am 42% of the way there! Here's what I read these past two months:

Progress: 21/50

1. The Woman I Wanted to Be by Diane von Furstenberg
This book is the perfect dose of inspiration. While DVF is completely fascinating to me, I have to say that the most interesting anecdotes were always about her mother's incredible life story.

2. Front Roe by Louise Roe
If you ask me, Louise Roe is completely underrated. This book has a lot to offer when it comes to lifestyle tips and cultivating your own unique world.

3. At Home with Madame Chic by Jennifer L. Scott
I loved Jennifer L. Scott's first Madame Chic book, but for some reason waited a long time before reading the second and third ones. At Home is full of simple, easy-to-implement ideas for home management and lifestyle. I especially loved her recommendations for candles and music for each part of the day.

4. The French Beauty Solution by Mathilde Thomas
If you've read my blog, you probably know that I love Caudalie and, therefore, loved this book by the brand's founder, Mathilde Thomas. Like Louise Roe, Mathilde is an underrated source of lifestyle inspiration.

5. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Okay, so I never read this book because I don't typically read romance novels and had always heard it would make me cry. But, I saw the movie earlier this month and then immediately drove from the theater to the bookstore. I read the book within the two days after seeing the movie. So good! Please read it (and see the movie because...Sam Claflin). 

6. The Body Book by Cameron Diaz
This was one of my very favorite books about wellness. It provides tons of science-backed, easy to digest nutrition information. I definitely recommend this one to buy and keep forever.

7. Live x Love x Style by Garance Dore
I love Garance very much, but felt like this book was essentially just an extension of the blog. That isn't necessarily a bad thing, but I prefer lifestyle books that provide implementable takeaways.

8. Polish Your Poise with Madame Chic by Jennifer L. Scott
I wasn't a huge fan of the third Madame Chic book. It felt a bit judgmental and preachy to me. I recommend the first two, but skip the third.

9. The Honest Life by Jessica Alba
I love the Honest Company products and have always admired Jessica Alba's ability to make things look astonishingly clean. From her personal appearance to food and home decor, she has a fresh vibe that is quite inspiring.

10. The Things That Matter by Nate Berkus
This was a beautiful book that combined photographed interiors with personal stories both from Nate Berkus and his friends. I highly recommend this as a purchase rather than a library checkout item.

Only 29 more books to go!