With British film The Queen we are wrapping up our very first YLF Book Club reading list. Grande dame Helen Mirren shines as Queen Elizabeth II in this compelling drama depicting the first days after Princess Diana’s death in 1997.

We’re chatting about the movie as we speak in today’s kick-off thread. Do stop by and let us know what you think.

It’s been absolutely wonderful seeing so many of you dive straight in and help us get the Book Club off to such a fantastic start. Your insightful and thought-provoking comments are invaluable, and we’re thrilled that Parisian Chic even inspired several forum members to start the next leg of their style journey. Fab stuff!

Now it’s on to round two. But first… the big reveal. In last week’s vote you had the final say about what we’ll be reading and watching next. A few favourites emerged very quickly and for a while it was a neck-and-neck race. Here are our three winners – we’ve already added the kick-off dates so you can pencil them in right away:  

  • A Guide to Elegance (20 April 2012): Retro style guide with tips on how to achieve timeless elegance.
  • The Devil Wears Prada (25 May 2012): How to survive as personal assistant to a tyrannical boss in the cutthroat fashion magazine industry.
  • The Handmaid’s Tale (29 June 2012): The chilling tale of Offred, a handmaid in the totalitarian Republic of Gilead.

Three very different titles in completely different genres. How do you feel about the new selection? 


We can’t wait to get cracking on our second reading list. Thanks again everyone for all your marvelous suggestions!