“Real Housewives” Reads

Hi all, If you’re anything like me, you’ve been using this time to binge watch a ton of TV. One of my favorite guilty pleasures is the Real Housewives series on Bravo. See below for a list of book titles from some stars of Bravo, past and present. They make great companions to an afternoon of marathoning! What Remains by Carole Radziwill A stunning, tragic memoir about John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife Carolyn Bessette, and his cousin Anthony Radziwill, by Radziwill’s widow. What Remains is a vivid and haunting memoir about a girl from a working-class town who becomes an award-winning television producer and marries a prince, Anthony Radziwill. Turning the Tables: From Housewife to Inmate and Back Again by Teresa Giudice In her very first tell-all memoir, Teresa comes clean on all things Giudice: growing up as an Italian-American, starting a family, dealing with chaos on national television, and coming to terms with the reality of life in prison. The Real Housewives Tell It Like It Is by Bravo Bravo’s The Real Housewives franchise has taken the country by storm with over 13 million fans and record-breaking new seasons. The Real Housewives Tell It Like It Is captures the best, most outlandish quotes from the ladies of the O.C., New York, Atlanta, New Jersey, D.C., Beverly Hills, and Miami in one deluxe volume so fans can refer to their unique brand of wisdom again and again. Organized by topic and brimming with color photographs, The Real Housewives Tell It Like It Is is a must-have for fans everywhere! The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year by Andy Cohen A year in the whirlwind life of the beloved pop icon Andy Cohen, in his own cheeky, candid, and irreverent words As a TV Producer and host of the smash late night show Watch What Happens Live, Andy Cohen has a front row seat to an exciting world not many get to see. In this dishy, detailed diary of one year in his life, Andy goes out on the town, drops names, hosts a ton of shows, becomes codependent with Real Housewives, makes trouble, calls his mom, drops some more names, and, while searching for love, finds it with a dog. Pretty Mess by Erika Jayne Without her alter-ego Erika Jayne, Erika Girardi says she’d just be “another rich bitch with a plane”—so get ready for the dishy, tell-all memoir from show-stopping performer, model, singer, and beloved star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Erika Jayne. Erika Jayne didn’t make it this far by holding back. Now, in her first-ever memoir, the fan favorite star of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills bares her heart, mind, and soul. I Suck at Relationships So You Don’t Have To: 10 Rules for Not Screwing Up Your Happily Ever After by Bethenny Frankel Bethenny Frankel, five-time New York Times bestselling author, self-made businesswoman, and media maven, shares her ten rules for relationship success and takes us on an empowering journey to learn how to say yes to love. From running her Skinnygirl business to being a mom and a TV star, Bethenny Frankel appears to have it all. But when it comes to relationships, she is the first to admit that she has failed—a lot. Drinking and Dating by Brandi Glanville On the heels of her New York Times bestselling book Drinking and Tweeting, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Brandi Glanville takes readers on a wild ride through her dating life in this highly-entertaining relationship book. Drinking and Dating chronicles Glanville’s misadventures stumbling through today’s dating world -Katie Neylan, Head of Adult Services and Acquisitions

Cool, Blue Pool Reads

Are you wishing you could jump right into the cool, blue water of the local pool?  If so, these three reads are perfect for you to dive right into this season! I Need a Lifeguard Everywhere but the Pool by Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella This mother daughter duo writes not only humorous essays, but relatable essays.  If you haven’t explored their collections yet and are looking for a pick me up, give one of their books a try! Overdrive / Libby has a great selection for you to choose from.   Swimming Home by Mary-Rose MacColl For those readers who prefer to escape back in time, this novel will transport you to 1925, where fifteen year old Catherine misses her home of Australia, where she would often swim in the warm waters.  Right now, she’s living with her aunt in London, a surgeon who has fought for women’s rights and has high expectations for her niece.   Why We Swim by Bonnie Tsui This book has been raved about on both Buzzfeed and Bustle, and offers the reader a different perspective on swimming.  From cold waters, to warm waters, to Olympic swimmers, this book is a love letter to water and the act of swimming in the many different ways we do.   Keep swimming! -Jessica, Adult Services and Acquisitions Librarian