It’s hard to decide between fiction, biographies and decor books. First, I have to disclose that I tend to wait until novels come out in paperback (and show up at my favorite second-hand store) so I can spend my limited book resources on gorgeous tomes like, sigh, the Louis Vuitton trunks book. But I did enjoy the Franzen book in hardcover. I loved the book of letters between Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg. I got my hands on an advance reader’s copy of Mr. Chartwell by Rebecca Hunt and it was wonderful. And then there was that gorgeous Cleopatra biography by Stacy Schiff.
But my favorite book? I’m going to pick something completely indulgent, like a box of multi-colored macarons from Ladurée.
It was Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M. for just the pure joy of it.
(Photo by Lola Thomasina.)