It’s Monday What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday What are you Reading is a weekly blog event hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. It’s a chance for us to share the books we’ve enjoyed this week as well as any reviews and to plan the book we want to read over the next week. Here I like to share some of my favourite vintage themed books and books being read by The Vintage Book Group.

This week I have finished The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald, The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford and Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote. I loved all these books and the way they capture a picture of the time which they were written. The 20s, 30s and 40s are all covered here, so it was a great week for vintage reads.

Next week I plan to read Jane and Prudence by Barbara Pym, The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris by Jenny Colgan and Don’t Tell Alfred by Nancy Mitford.

This week I reviewed Style Me Vintage Weddings by Annabel Beeforth, it’s a wonderful book packed with beautiful wedding ideas.

This week I watched Breakfast at Tiffany’s, which is very different from Capote’s novella and Lagerfeld Confidential. I find Karl Lagerfeld completely fascinating and loved this documentary film which shows so much of the man behind the suit and dark specs. I could have watched hours more footage.

Have a great reading week. What are you reading?

15 Comments

  1. Belle April 1, 2013 / 10:14 am

    I definitely want to get to Breakfast at Tiffanys. I also now think I need to look at Barbara Pym a little more closely.

    • vintagefrills April 4, 2013 / 6:41 am

      I’ve only read one other Pym and I found it a bit of a hard one to get into but I’ve heard so much good stuff about her books that I’m going to persevere!

  2. Grace April 1, 2013 / 11:03 am

    ooh that Karl Lagerfeld documentry looks great! Have you seen ‘The September Issue’ about Anna Wintour? Its really good.

    • vintagefrills April 1, 2013 / 12:16 pm

      No! I think the whole films on youtube might watch it this afternoon. In a very high fashion mood!

  3. laurelrainsnow April 1, 2013 / 1:32 pm

    I haven’t read Breakfast at Tiffanys….I’m reluctant because I didn’t enjoy Truman Capote’s book In Cold Blood…but loved the movies about it. I liked the movie, Breakfast at Tiffanys. Maybe I’ll leave it at that! lol

    Enjoy your reads…and your week. Here’s MY MONDAY MEMES POST

    • vintagefrills April 4, 2013 / 6:39 am

      I actually preferred the book, but they are completely different.

  4. Laura Fabiani April 1, 2013 / 1:35 pm

    The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris sounds wonderful! Enjoy your stash.

    • vintagefrills April 4, 2013 / 6:39 am

      Just started it, it has such a pretty cover and sounds like a really good read.

  5. exploringallgenres April 1, 2013 / 2:05 pm

    Breakfast at Tiffiny’s is one of those books/movies that I have been meaning to read/watch for a while now but just haven’t gotten around to it. I remember reading The Great Gatsby in high school but not enjoying it then, perhaps if I reread it at some point I’ll enjoy it more.

    • vintagefrills April 4, 2013 / 6:38 am

      I liked the book of Tiffany’s more than the film bit they are VERY different. The novella is only about 90 pages so its a very quick read.

  6. Wendy April 1, 2013 / 2:23 pm

    All gorgeous looking books! Your “It’s Monday What Are You Reading” button is simply stunning!

  7. Charlotte April 1, 2013 / 7:07 pm

    My first visit to your blog.
    I started a new book last week, Fat Profits. So far it has been a fast and good book

  8. May April 3, 2013 / 3:26 pm

    Some great suggestions! I must start reading Nancy Mitford one of these days as I have heard so much about them! The ‘Style Me Vintage’ series is really good and I have collected all except the wedding one…think that would be one I will only get if I ever dare to get married. Hope you had a lovely Easter break my dear!
    May xx
    *Walking In May is currently running a GIVEAWAY…one SIGNED copy of Belinda Hay’s lovely book ‘Style Me Vintage’, please drop by to enter if you have time!*

    http://www.walkinginmay.com

    • vintagefrills April 4, 2013 / 6:36 am

      I will definitely check out your giveaway. I’m really enjoying Nancy Mitford’s books you should definitely give them a go.

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