What to Read This Month: November

I’m excited to be introducing a new section to Stylaphile called “What to Read This Month,” along with a new contributing editor, Hannah Faye. Hannah shares the same passion for reading that I do for fashion, so I thought some of you readers might appreciate her taste when it comes to book picks.

Since it’s the perfect time of the year to curl up inside with a cup of hot cider and some comfy Uggs, here are a few book recommendations that will entertain and inspire you, as well as compliment your fall wardrobe.


Circling the Sun by Paula McClain

From the author who introduced us to the life of Hemingway’s first wife Hadley, Paula McClain continues to rediscover the lives of historical women in her new novel Circling the Sun.

McClain gives life to the story of Beryl Markham, an unconventional woman with the desire to fly around the world.

From a wild and unruly girl raised by her father and a tribe of Kipsigis in the heart of Africa to the woman caught in a desperate love triangle, Markham’s journey of love and adventure is full of inspiration that will dare you to walk — or fly — on the wild side of life.

Get it at Amazon for $17.


The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant follows the sweet tale of Addie Baum’s transformation from an immigrant’s daughter in Boston into a contemporary twentieth century woman.

Told by a grandmother to the granddaughter named after her, Baum shares stories about the challenges her family faced and the people she met, while slipping in bits of advice from one generation to another about becoming a modern woman.

Get it at Amazon for $9.00.


Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore with Lynn Vincent 

This is the story of two very different men who formed a profound connection and the woman who brought them together.

Ron Hall, an upscale art dealer, and Denver Moore, a homeless man with a dangerous past, are united through the dream of Ron’s wife Deborah. Her dream became her vision for life: to help a man, transform the city, and change the world. Same Kind of Different As Me will inspire you to welcome differences and embrace the unexpected.

Get it at Amazon for $13.


 The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan 

After a tragic car accident that led to her untimely death just days after graduating from Yale, Marina Keegan’s impact on those around her was so strong that her friends, her family, and even her professors gathered together to share her love for writing with the world. Her simplicity about the ordinary moments in life is refreshing, and her observations about the bigger moments in life are honest.

This posthumous collection of essays and stories is proof that there is nothing that can stop us from fulfilling our dreams, not even death.

Get it at Amazon for $13.vertical-spacer


Hannah Faye, Contributing Editor

Part-time writer and full-time reader, Hannah Faye is happy to be Stylaphile’s new contributing book editor. When she’s not reading or writing, she’s molding the minds of students in her English classroom or watching Netflix with her husband.

Read more about Hannah on her blog Follow Hannah Faye.


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