Thursday, April 21, 2016

Coffee Table Books

I have to confess, I love when a celebrity jumps over to become an author as well.  If one of the Hollywood ladies is writing a book, most likely I'm going to get it.  This type of reading is my favorite for travel and I usually save it for whenever a trip is coming up - always an easy and fun read.

There's been a lot of my favorite ladies writing books lately, now if only Reese Witherspoon would write about southern hospitality, we'd be all set.  I recently ordered Kristin Cavallari & Lauren Conrad's books for an upcoming trip and can't wait to read them.  We also have the new mom, Chrissy Teigen's cookbook on our kitchen counter and it's perfect.


Books like these also make the best coffee table books or shelf display books or end table books or simply to just have in a neat pile on your desk.  I'm getting more and more modern and have jumped on the "downloading to my iPad" train but things like this I enjoy a hard copy to either lay on the coffee table when I'm done reading or add to an office shelf for display.  Some of these also have recipes or tips that can be referred back to so it's nice to have them at a reach.


Right now on one of our end tables we have how to be a lady & as a gentleman would say.  I saw these while Derek was browsing the Brooks Brothers in Palm beach and thought they would be a good keepsake/display book.  (they have a wide variety - all can be found here)

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25 comments:

  1. All in good taste is one of my favorites as is cupcakes and cashmere 2nd book!! Elements of style is another one that I love too...I still haven't picked up cravings...but I know it'll be a great one! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. I love a good celeb book! I have a bunch of those on my need to buy list. Those coffee table books sound lovely - need to check them out!

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  3. Ooo! Those are all so fun! I love Chrissy Teigen and Kate Hudson.

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  4. I agree that these are perfect coffee table books. I've been wanting to read LC and Kristin's books but haven't gotten to it yet

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  5. I have one coffee table book about Paris that my in-laws gave us, that is it haha. So boring I know! Love Chrissy Teigen, and I want that cook book!! I also saw Kate Hudson on FabLife a month ago and she was so cute and fun. I had no idea what her personality was like. I also want to read Kristin's book and L.C.'s. Funny I used to not be able to stand Kristin when she was on the Hills but I like her a lot now. Thanks for sharing and I want to know when you make one of Chrissy's recipes! :-)

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  6. All in Good Taste is a definite must have for the coffee table! And love the Eat More Dessert book, yes please! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  7. I just got Balancing in Heels and I can't wait to dig into it! LC's book is also on my wishlist as I have her other two already. And you're right, there's nothing better than a gorgeous pile of books sitting on your coffee table or desk... they really make for beautiful decor!

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  8. seriously i'm the same way with buying celeb books. i bought that book by kate hudson and i love it. she's adorable. and i also have gwenyths cookbook and alicia silverstones. and LC can do no wrong! all great picks :)

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  9. I think it's pretty safe to say that I've never read any of these books... but they all look like ones that I would be interested in picking up one day!

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  10. Uhhh if only Reese would write that book - that'd be awesome!! Love some of the options you have!

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  11. I have Chrissy Tiegen's new cookbook and I LOVE it and her! I still want to get Balancing in Heels!

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  12. I love all those celeb books too. So fun! I still need to read Chrissy's!!

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  13. I just got Cravings and I LOVE it. Such a pretty book, and full of so many delicious things!

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  14. I'm dying to get Cravings - I just love Chrissy Tiegen and have heard so many great things!

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  15. I have been wanting pick up so many of these! Especially Celebrate!
    Evelina @ Fortunate House

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  16. I'm with you - although I pretty much read exclusively on my Kindle now, I'll always buy hard copies of coffee table books! I still need to get Cravings and Celebrate, I've heard such good things!

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  17. Great picks! I love when we visit friends and they have a great collection of books to flip through on their coffee table. At our house it's all photo albums from trips. ;)

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  18. I love these! I've been wanting to read Kristen Cavallari's book too! I completely agree that Reese Witherspoon needs to write one!

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  19. I need a good coffee table list, good choices!

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  20. How funny that you mention this today because just last night I was on Amazon and I was all "I want to read every celebrities books"....my Amazon cart is now packed.

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  21. Good suggestions! They all look so pretty too!

    Ashley
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  22. I'm such a sucker for celebrity books! K Cav and LC's books are on their way to me now and I cannot wait to start reading them. You're so right, how fun would a Reese Witherspoon book be? Love her! -xx Leah || Chasing Texas

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  23. Lauren Conrad can do no wrong! Loving her new party planning book <3
    Green Fashionista

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  24. You picked a few of my favorite coffee table books! I can never have enough so I'll be adding a few based on your list to my collection! Xo, Stephanie

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  25. I love the Kate and Lilly books too!!

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