I'm really excited about my April reading list: there are only fabulous and inspiring books on it, and I wish I could take the whole month off, and not leave my couch until I browsed through all these volumes. Wouldn't that be fantastic? Of course, it's not going to happen any time soon, so I'll just stick to my favorite habit of bedtime reading: to me it's the perfect way to unwind and relax after a long and tiresome day in the office.
Of course, as always, please, don't hesitate to share your current favorite reads: I'm always looking to add to my ever growing list!
Without further ado, this is what I'll be reading in my bed this month:
Madeleine Albright: Prague winter. After finishing George Bush's Decision points, I'm continuing on the political memoir streak. Must be the political science & international relations major in me. Madeleine Albright is one of the most important figures of international affairs, a strong and inspiring woman. Plus, we share the same birth country (the former Chzechoslovakia), which makes me even more excited to read her personal story. She not only shares her own search for her roots, she also digs into parts of Chzech and Slovak history that are extremely interesting to me.
Francis Scott Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby. I have started to build my collection of beautifully bound Penguin classics (based on my 101 in 1001 list), and this gorgeous volume was my first purchase. Plus, with the premiere of Baz Luhrman's glorious movie adaptation only weeks away, I'm planning on diving into the enchanting world of Jay Gatsby to remember all the important details of the story.
Martha Stewart: The Martha Rules. I'm already halfway through this book, and so far it's the best business advice book I've ever read! Martha has a very practical and no nonsense approach to building a business (cover your bases, don't go into debt, never stop learning and honing your craft) and this book is proving an invaluable resource in my own business plans. A must read for any budding entrepreneur!
Kati Marton: Paris, A love story. I'm a huge fan of memoirs (as seen above), and if they're written by successful and inspiring women, all the better. Throw the story centered around my favorite place in the world, Paris, in the mix and I'm in heaven. I'm anxiously awaiting to finally find this book in my mail, so I can live vicariously through Kati Marton's big Parisian love story. Can't wait!