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Euphoria and The Swans of Fifth Avenue

413Jo9GzA2L._SX337_BO1,204,203,200_.jpgI am on a bit of a reading kick! Two connecting flights to see my best babe, and I have had the greatest luck with books. Side note: The last time I was this excited about reading, I had just discovered the wonders of Liane Moriarty and JoJo Moyes— courtesy of my dear Samantha. For those of you who loved “Big Little Lies,” get excited for an upcoming limited series on HBO with Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Shailene Woodley! I know I’ll be watching weekly…Euphoria by Lily King cover.jpg

On to the topic at hand, Euphoria and The Swans of Fifth Avenue. Both historical fiction books, both focusing on multiple perspectives  and both peppered with humor, romance and intrigue, you can’t go wrong with either of these. In fact, why not pick up both? You’ll be glad you did. 🙂

Gregory-Bateson-Margaret-Mead-Reo-Fortune-Sydney-Australia-July-1933-after-their-return-from-Papua-New-Guinea..jpgEuphoria is a novel about a Margaret Mead-type anthropologist during the 1930s. It revolves around an anthropological love triangle while overseas in New Guinea. I’m obsessed with the female protagonist. She reminds me of what I wish I were like when I travelled…constantly game for everything, eyes wide open and mind recording all the action.

babe10.jpgThe Swans of Fifth Avenue takes place intermittently between the 1960s and the 1970s— apparently, the peak of New York Society. Focusing on the relationship, a friendship and great love, between Babe Paley and Truman Capote, I could not, I repeat, COULD NOT, put this book down. I read it while eating sushi—which is extremely difficult to do. I have always been fascinated by society download.jpgmatrons a la C.Z. Guest and Gloria Guinness, so this fictionalized version of that time is my heaven. 

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