March Book Review

collecture book review

Rules of Civility

I chose this book because I recently read A Gentleman in Moscow from the same author, Amor Towles, and really liked it. Rules of Civility was no different – the characters were well developed, the story was intriguing, and the writing had that extra Towles zhush.

The novel follows heroine Katey as her circumstance evolves over the course of a year in 1938. I recommend picking this one up if you like jazz dives, posh restaurants, and chance encounters.

Big Magic

Check out my review of Big Magic here!

The Four Agreements

Everyone should read this. And then re-read it every so often for continued personal growth and self-awareness. The Four Agreements could (and should) change your attitude, relationships, and generally the way you move through your life. These are the four agreements (Personally, I find #2 to be the most challenging):

  1. Be impeccable with your word.
  2. Never take anything personally.
  3. Don’t make assumptions.
  4. Always do your best.


In the spirit of transparency, I’m admitting to reading a Dan Brown book. The writing is mostly terrible, but his books, including Origin, are a weekend page-turner when I need one, and I choose to look past the writing for the art, travel, and mystery. If you have a recommendation for a well-written book that encompasses those things, I’m all ears!