It’s become known around the atelier that I’m the resident literati—I can’t get enough of books, mostly of the fiction sort. And during the summer, my favorite guilty pleasure is buying books at the town grocery store in Cape Cod (well that, and the orange whip milkshakes I drink every day which don’t really help with fulfilling my #swimsuitgoals). I stock up at the start of every summer and then spend the following weeks getting totally lost in stories that range from pure fluff to deep psychology (as one does in Wellfleet).
So for this summer, I thought we’d ask Claudia Ballard, Garance’s literary agent who works with some incredibly talented authors, to share her recommended reading for a day on the beach or an afternoon snuggled up on the couch post-sun. Of all of the books she’s recommended in the past 4 years we’ve been working together, I’ve never come across one I didn’t thoroughly enjoy. So voila! Let the reading commence.