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Rachel’s Reads – July 2019

The stress before the big day is done and finally the relaxing can begin! Your vacation packing checklist should include clothes, sunscreen, chargers, power adapters, and, of course, a great book. Here are a few of my recommendations for fun honeymoon reads:

  • Southern Lady Code by Helen Ellis
  • Ayesha At Last by Uzma Jalaluddin
  • My Twenty-Five Years in Provence: Reflections on Then and Now by Peter Mayle
  • My Ex-Best Friend’s Wedding by Wendy Wax
  • A Palm Beach Wife by Susannah Marren
  • The Phantom of Fifth Avenue: The Mysterious Life and Scandalous Death of Heiress Huguette Clark by Meryl Gordon
  • The Truffle Underground: A Tale of Mystery, Mayhem, and Manipulation in the Shadowy Market of the World’s Most Expensive Fungus by Ryan Jacobs
  • The Plaza: The Secret Life of America’s Most Famous Hotel by Julie Satow
  • The Bride Test by Helen Hoang
  • Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
  • Down the Shore by Stan Parish
  • The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory
  • City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • The Friends We Keep by Jane Green
  • Hammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter by Nina MacLaughlin
  • Necessary People by Anna Pitoniak
  • Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • Fierce Fairytales: Poems and Stories to Stir Your Soul by Nikita Gill
  • Captive Audience: On Love and Reality TV by Lucas Mann
  • The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh
  • The Fair Fight by Anna Freeman
  • Almost Famous Women: Stories by Megan Mayhew Bergman


Rachel Lewis Falcon became the publisher of The Independent in March of 2017. She is an avid reader and loves to share book recommendations! She can always be found with a book nearby, especially while traveling (another of her favorite things).


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