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What We’re Reading (And You Should Be, Too).

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Because we can’t watch Netflix ALL the time.
Because we can’t watch Netflix ALL the time.
Now that it’s officially sweater weather, we’ll be spending some quality time curled up on the couch with a little vino (or a lot). Our binge-watching bliss notwithstanding, we do crave some good old-fashioned literature once in a while. Scroll down for our read-now picks, which range from earnest memoirs to flat-out funny tomes.



M TRAIN, PATTI SMITH and LITTLE VICTORIES: PERFECT RULES FOR IMPERFECT LIVING, JASON GAY
M TRAIN, PATTI SMITH
We know you know Just Kids was a serious hit and Patti Smith is keeping up appearances with her latest read, M Train. Woven reflections on artistic creation, post-Chelsea Hotel existence and signature Polaroids span the pages of this emotional memoir.


LITTLE VICTORIES: PERFECT RULES FOR IMPERFECT LIVING, JASON GAY
Whether you know him for his Wall Street Journal sports column, Vogue contributions or not at all, Jason Gay is a riotous soul to get on your radar, stat. In a self-help spoof, Little Victories, he cogitates on exactly as the title indicates—finding your own version of happiness via daily maneuvers, like sprinkling peanut M&M’s on a pizza or eating seafood at the airport.



LOVE STYLE LIFE, GARANCE DORÉ
LOVE STYLE LIFE, GARANCE DORÉ
Fact: Garance Doré is one of the coolest chicks in fashion. The blogger, illustrator, photographer, and now published author shows off her French girl wit and thoughtful musings on life, love, travel, and career pursuits in a crisp, candid, and beautifully illustrated narrative.



NOTORIOUS RBG: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF RUTH BADER GINSBURG, IRIN CARMON & SHANA KNIZHNIK and THE SPECTACLE OF SKILL, ROBERT HUGHES
NOTORIOUS RBG: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF RUTH BADER GINSBURG , IRIN CARMON & SHANA KNIZHNIK
If the title alone doesn’t hook you, then we don’t know what will. A tumbler-inspired book on one of the fiercest women in politics should really grab most people’s attention. From her world-changing efforts on sexism to innovative legal work and ascension to the high court, this politically driven page-turner elicits a view of The Supreme Court Justice as never before—and with befitting chutzpah.


THE SPECTACLE OF SKILL, ROBERT HUGHES
You may want a box of chocolates on standby for this one. Delightful (albeit bittersweet) recollections from a literary great fill the pages of The Spectacle of Skill. Honesty, passion, and extraordinary voice define these selected Robert Hughes works, including never-before-published pages from his unfinished second volume of memoirs that are emotional and revealing. See? The chocolate is clutch.