My Favorite Books

"Lauren Conrad Style" by Lauren Conrad

Lauren Conrad
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"You've seen Lauren Conrad on TV and red carpets, looking fabulous whether she's going casual for a day with friends or dressed for a night out. Now Lauren reveals how you can adapt her classic, understated style for yourself.

In her first-ever style guide, Lauren offers tips on how to create your own unique look, shares her favorite sources of inspiration, and identifies the absolute must-haves for any fashionista's wardrobe. Along the way, she examines her fashion evolution, from California casual teen to camera-ready style icon and clothing designer.

From beauty advice and hair secrets to how to shop vintage or find the perfect T-shirt, LAUREN CONRAD STYLE unlocks the mysteries of being effortlessly chic. With Lauren's guidance, you'll look and feel stylish every day."

Source: Conrad, Lauren, and Elise Loehnen. "Back Cover." Lauren Conrad Style. New York: Harper, 2010. N. pag. Print.

"Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board" by Bethany Hamilton

Bethany Hamilton

"They say Bethany Hamilton has saltwater in her veins. How else could one explain the passion that drives her to surf? How else could one explain that nothing--not even the loss of her arm--could come between her and the waves? That Halloween morning in Kauai, Hawaii, Bethany responded to the shark's stealth attack with the calm of a girl with God on her side. Pushing pain and panic aside, she bagan to paddle with one arm, focusing on a single thoought: "Get to the beach.... "And when the first thing Bethany wanted to know after her surgery was "When can I surf again?" it became clear that her spirit and determination were part of a greater story--a tale of courage and faith that this soft-spoken girl would come to share with the world.

Soul Surfer is a moving account of Bethany's life as a young surfer, her recovery after the shark attack, the adjustments she's made to her unique surfing style, her unprecedented bid for a top showing in the World Surfing Championships, and, most fundamental, her belief in God. It is a story of girl power and spiritual grit that shows that the body is no more essential to surfing--perhaps even less so--than the soul."

Source: Hamilton, Bethany, Sheryl Berk, and Rick Bundschuh. "Back Cover." Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board. New York: Pocket ; MTV, 2004. N. pag. Print.

"Cold Mountain" by Charles Frazier

"The extraordinary story of a soldier's perilous journey back to his beloved at the end of the Civil War, Cold Mountain is at once an enthralling adventure, a stirring love story, and a luminous evocation of a vanished land, a place where savagery coexists with splendor and human beings contend with the inhuman solitude of the wilderness. Sorely wounded and fatally disillusioned in the fighting at Petersburg, a confederate soldier named Inman decides to walk back home to the Blue Ridge mountains and to Ada, the woman he loves. His trek across the disintegrating South brings him into intimate converse with slaves and marauders, bounty hunters and witches, both helpful and malign. At the same time, the intrepid Ada is trying to revive her father's derelict farm and learning to survive in a world where the old certainties have been swept away. As it interweaves their stories, Cold Mountain asserts itself as an authentic odyssey -- powerful, majestic, moving."

Source: Frazier, Charles. "Back Cover." Cold Mountain. New York: Atlantic Monthly, 1997. N. pag. Print.

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