Saturday, July 02, 2016

The Mistress's Reading List: May-June

The Mistress read six books during the months of May and June.


On SUNDAY, you Bitches will have your turn to tell us what you've been reading during the months of MAY AND JUNE for The 2016 Infomaniac Book Challenge.

TODAY, we look at the Mistress's list of books for May and June. Due to laziness, I haven't written blurbs so if a book catches your eye, click on the title for a description.


The Rainbow Comes and Goes by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt (published 2016)...

Your Song Changed My Life by Bob Boilen (published 2016)...

The Name Therapist by Duana Taha (published 2016)...


The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson (published 2016)...

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick (published 2016)...

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton (originally published in 1920 )...


  1. Excuse me while I skip the wisdom (gossip ?) of Vanderbilt / Cooper for having a quick look at what made Page grab a guitar.
    Then I wonder what Ms Taha could make from my name.
    As for the non-fiction texts - I'm sorry as usual, I only know what I read in the editors' pages you linked. It seems to be carefree writing about seemingly carefree times - are you especially interested in the pre-WWI-aera, fin-de-siecle, "Lebensreform" etc. ? I think you'd do great on Monte Verita :)

    1. Ahh, manners : YAY - first !

  2. my dear, i seem to have lost
    my infomaniac library card!

  3. "The Age of Innocence"

    Nice irony there!

  4. I am curious now about The Name Therapist by Duana Taha & The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick. Thanks for sharing these. The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson also piques my interest, but I'm concerned about the cover art: Isn't it a bit dangerous riding a bike in heels? And that long scarf is an Isadora Duncan accident waiting to happen...

  5. I have books, they are on a chair.
    *looks demented and clicks off to check out The Name Therapist..... actually any old therapist would probably do*

  6. The biggest revelation here is that Anderson Cooper (who I've only even heard about because American people keep going on about this gay fella that's on American telly news) is Gloria Vanderbilt's son! I never knew that. INFO-maniac indeed. Jx

  7. That blue suit and red hat looks familiar - if the lady on the bike is Agent Carter, I'll definitely read it!