Summer Love Story

Call Me by Your Name: A Novel by André Aciman is the story of a summer romance between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents’ cliffside mansion on the Italian Riviera.  Read the book before you see the movie.  So Suzy Says.  

Luxury Linens

D. Porthault: The Art of Luxury Linens Hardcover by writer  Brian Coleman and photographer Erik Kvalsvik with a foreword by  Amy Astley is a grand tour of gorgeous homes with exquisite linens.  So Suzy Says.   


Diane McManus Jensen’s The Art of  Collecting: An Intimate Tour Inside Private Art Collections with Advice on Starting Your Own  unveils the passion behind the pursuit of art objects through intimate interviews with leading collectors.  Jensen supplements these with advice from experts resulting in  a gorgeous and insightful book.   Readers will  enjoy great art collections and a … Continue Reading

Love’s Journey

Love Warrior is activist and best-selling author  Glennon Doyle’s journey of self-discovery after the implosion of her marriage.  A touching read.    So Suzy Says.

Napa Tips

From Napa with Love: Who to Know, Where to Go, and What Not to Miss by Alexis Swanson Traina will enable you  to make the most of your visit to Wine Country.  Chin Chin. So Suzy Says.

Redemptive Read

In her 9th novel, Young Jane Young, Gabrielle Zevin takes down slut shaming and the double standards women face in an entertaining page turner.  A good read on several levels.  So Suzy Says.


Windfall is Jennifer E. Smith’s latest hopeful work of fiction.  It’s a romantic story an 18-year-old who believes in love but not luck becomes a lottery winner.  A frothy read that addresses real issues.  So Suzy Says.


It’s All Good: How to Trust and Surrender to the Bigger Plan is best-selling author  Cassie Mendoza-Jones reminder that we’re supported on our path.  Have faith.  So Suzy Says.  

The “Joy” of Family

Seven Days of Us: A Novel by  Francesca Hornak will be released just in  time for the holidays – when you may need fiction most.  In this novel, the entire Birch family is together for the first time in years.  When the family is put in quarantine on its estate for seven days because Dr. Olivia … Continue Reading

Secret Night

Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker is a riveting thriller.  One night,  fifteen-year-old Cass and her sister, seventeen-year-old Emma disappeared. Three years later, one sister returns… find out the who, what, where and why as you race through the twists and turns of this novel.  So Suzy Says.

Heart-ful Read

The Heart’s Invisible Furies: A Novel by John Boyne  will make you laugh and cry at humanity’s foibles.  A great follow up to the The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.   So Suzy Says.   


Fitness Junkie: A Novel by best-selling authors Lucy Sykes  and Jo Piazza, is a laugh-out-loud romp about one woman’s attempt—through diets, naked yoga, green juice, and cultish workout classes—to win back her career, save her best friend, and lose thirty pounds.  Can you relate?  Ah, yah – and so can everyone.  So Suzy Says.

Look Within

Insight: Why We’re Not as Self-Aware as We Think, and How Seeing Ourselves Clearly Helps Us Succeed at Work and in Life  by Tasha Eurich  delivers on the promise of its title.  Look within and get to know yourself a little better – and you’ll get a big payoff in your career and life.  So Suzy Says.

Happy Habit

Happiness is a Habit: Simple Daily Rituals that Increase Energy, Improve Energy, Improve Well Being, and Add Joy to Every Day  by  Michele Phillips  is filled with exercises and tips – based on science – that will set you on happiness’ path.  You will have a great days.  So Suzy Says.

Your Birthday Profile

The Secret Language of Birthdays: Your Complete Personology Guide for Each Day of the Year  is a unique compilation that reveals one’s strengths, weaknesses, and major issues while providing practical advice and spiritual guidance.  Makes the perfect birthday gift.  So Suzy Says.

Riveting, Darling

My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent is one of the few books that I just can’t wait to get my hands on.  Described as brilliant by reviewers from Stephan King to Harper’s Bazaar it’s an apparently riveting tale about one fourteen-year-old girl’s heart-stopping fight for her own soul.  So Suzy Says. 

The Kissing Hand

Since 1993  The Kissing Hand  has been easing the separation anxiety of school’s start for children – and parents – of all ages.  Send your children into the world with a kiss.  Look at the sequel,  A Pocket Full of Kisses  too.  So Suzy Says.     

Banish Your (Inner) Bitch

Mastering Your Mean Girl: The No-BS Guide to Silencing Your Inner Critic and Becoming Wildly Wealthy, Fabulously Healthy, and Bursting with Love is Melissa Ambrosini’s guide to  learning to love the great gal within and bring her forth to rock this life.  Go forth in love.  So Suzy Says.

Love & Money

Money, A Love Story: Untangle Your Financial Woes and Create the Life You Really Want   talks about your relationship with money – and how to make it positive.   Learning to  live happily with money comes down to love—which is why love is the basis of money maven Kate Northrup’s  book.  So Suzy Says.

One 2 Ten

Los Angeles 1 to 10 introduces Angeleno tykes to numbers and counting through the distinct imagery of Los Angeles and clever rhymes.  Brightly colored, the book highlights LA landmarks from Griffith Park to the Pacific Ocean.  Makes a great party favor for a child’s birthday party.  So Suzy Says.