Why you should read 50 books a year, vol II

About two years ago I wrote a blog post with the 50 books I had read since I had moved to Miami. Since I haven’t posted on this blog in about a year, I figured this would be a good place to start. Here are the 50 books I read between January 2017 and July 2018:


This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz

Skinny by Diana Spechler

Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Gravity by Robert M Drake

Moon Theory by Robert M Drake

Side Effects by Woody Allen

Las Aventuras De Juan Planchard by Jonathan Jacubowicz

All The Missing Girls by Megan Miranda

Along The Infinite Sea by Beatriz Williams

The Brief and Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz 

Fitness Junkie by Lucy Skyes and Jo Piazza

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan

Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan

As She Climbed Accross The Table by Jonathan Lethem

Hyperbole and A Half by Allie Brosch

Shadow Of The Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

The Course Of Love by Alain de Botton

Landslide: True Stories by Minna Zallman Proctor

Planting Gardens in Graves by R.H Sin

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara


The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale 

How To Create Million Dollar Ideas by Earl Nightingale

Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay

All The Single Ladies by Rebecca Traister

The Emperor Of All Maladies by Siddartha Mukherjee

Material Girl, Mystic World by Ruby Warrington

Everything That Remains by The Minimalists

The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A Fuck by Mark Mason

Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

Sweat Equity by Jason Kelly

Option B by Sheryl Sandberg

The Man In The Rockefeller Suit by Mark Seal

The Five Levels Of Attachment by Don Miguel Ruiz JR.

The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks

You Are A Badass by Jenn Sincero

Feeding The Hungry Heart: The Experience Of Compulsive Eating by Geneen Roth

My Friend Fear by Meera Lee Pattel


Como Agua Para Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

Seda by Alesandro Baricco

Dime Que Comes Y Te Dire Que Sientes by Alejandro Chaban

Cuentos De Buenas Noches Para Ninas Rebeldes by Elena Favili and Francesca Cavallo

El Libro De Las Relaciones by Mia Astral

Uno Siempre Cambia Al Amor De Su Vida Por Otro Amor O Por Otra Vida by Amalia Andrade

Cosas Que Piensas Cuando Te Muerdes Las Unas by Amalia Andrade

Chakra Vinyasa: Un Viaje A Traves De Los Chakras by Vanessa Birnbaum

Health And Wellness:

Integrative Nutrition by Joshua Rosenthal

Mon Cahier Yoga by Geraldine Letheret

The Telomere Effect by Elizabeth Blackburn and Elissa Epel

Why You Eat What You Eat by Rachel Herz

Why you should read 50 books this year.

After I read this article from Fast Company about how the most influential people in the world read at least 50 books a year I decided to count and make a list of the books I’ve read since I moved to Miami 16 months ago. Here it goes:


Carrie by Stephen King

Misery by Stephen King

The Shining by Stephen King

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

Peyton Place by Grace Metalious

Return to Peyton Place by Grace Metalious

Where’d You Go Bernardette by Maria Semple

Adultery by Paolo Coehlo

Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead

Maybe In Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Animal Farm by George Orwell

The Swans of 5th Avenue by Melanie Benjamin

Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote

Girl Through Glass by Sari Wilson

This Too Shall Pass by Milena Busquets

The Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling


The Elements of Story: Field Notes on Non-Fiction Writing by Francis Flaherty

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell by Tucker Max

Princess: A True Story of Life Behind The Veil In Saudi Arabia by Jean Sassoon

Princess Sultana’s Circle by Jean Sassoon

Princess Sultana’s Daughter’s by Jean Sassoon

Princess: More Tears To Cry by Jean Sassoon

Visionary Creativity: How New Worlds Are Born by John Lobell

Ernest Hemingway on Writing by Larry W. Phillips

El Narco by Ioan Grillo

Gangster Warlords: The New Politics of Latin America by Ioan Grillo

Stephen King on Writing: A Memoir On The Craft by Stephen King

Life In Motion by Misty Copeland

The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan

The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud

The Handbook of Magazine Writing by Michelle Ruberg

Mother Can You Not by Kate Siegel

I Had a Nice Time… & Other Lies by The Betches

Wellth, How I Learned To Build a Life and Not a Resume by Jason Wachob

The Elements of Blogging by Mark Leccese and Jerry Lanson

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

Lost and Found by Geneen Roth

Zero to 100 by Shannon Hudson

Plato and Platypus Walk Into a Bar: Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes by Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein

A New Earth: Awakening Your Life’s Purpose by Eckhart Tolle

Eastern Body, Western Mind by Anodea Judith

The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins

Underground in Berlin: A Young Woman’s Extraordinary Tale of Survival in Nazi Germany by Marie Jalowicz Simon

Bossypants by Tina Fey

Healing Myths, Healing Magic by Donald Epstein 

The Psychology of Eating: From Normal to Disordered Behavior by Jane Ogden

Nourishing Wisdom: A Mind-Body Approach to Nutrition and Wellbeing  by Marc David

The Drama of the Gifted Child by Alice Miller

The Gift of Our Compulsions by Mary O’Malley


Los Secretos de Sascha Fitness

Cronica de una Muerte Anunciada by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Jugosa y Fit by Claudia Molina

Los Senores del Narco by Anabel Hernandez

El Tiempo Entre Costuras by Maria Duenas

Abzurdah by Cielo Latini

El Amante Japones by Isabel Allende

Liubliana by Eduardo Sanchez Rugeles

Transylvania Unplugged by Eduardo Sanchez Rugeles


La Bible De L’humour Juif by Marc-Alain Ouaknin and Dory Rotnemer

Pour Vous Servir by Veronique Mougin

Top Body Challenge by Sonia Tlev

Top Body Nutrition by Sonia Tlev

Health and Fitness:

David Kirsch’s Ultimate Family Wellness by David Kirsch

Ballet Beautiful by Mary Helen Bowers

Cassey Ho’s Hot Body Year Round by Cassey Ho

Bikini Body Guide by Kayla Itsines

Bikini Body Nutrition by Kayla Itsines

Living Your Yoga: Finding the Spiritual in Everyday Life by Judith Hanson Lasater

Fit Girl’s Guide 28 day Jumpstart

The Inevitable Book Of Karl Lagerfeld Quotes.

Original article published on Fashionista.


Whether or not you agree with the things he says, you can’t deny that just about everything that comes out of Karl Lagerfeld’s mouth is a little bit amazing.

A round up of his best quotes (not all of them–just the best ones) from a single yeartook up 10 pages of this website, so imagine how many there would be if you went back through his entire career. You could practically fill a book. Oh wait–someone did.

It’s called, of course, The World According to Karl; it comes out in September in English and French through French publisher Flammarion; and we’re already imagining how perfect it’s going to look on our coffee table.

The book’s 160 pages include illustrations by Charles Ameline. While Lagerfeld himself did not participate in the creation of the book (aside from incidentally providing its material), WWD reports that he is “said to be happy with the compilation,” which is not surprising.

Still, we wonder if Karl isn’t just a little jealous he didn’t publish a book of his quotes first–and we also wonder when he will publish some sort of tome that isn’t just of little black jackets or Nietsche’s complete writings. Think he has a memoir in the works? Or willChoupette’s come out first?

Can anyone guess what will be item number 1 on my bday wish list?