community book club with Talbots

It’s the largest, underground lending library! For the second year in a row Talbots has kicked off their Summer Book Club has kicked off and it’s so cool. I love this idea – it’s all about sharing the love of reading within your community!

“Give a Book. Get a Book.”

Here’s how it works – visit your local Talbots where they have an in-store lending library. Drop off a book you’ve enjoyed, and take one in return!

This “Give a Book. Get a Book” fun community event is in all 440 stores which means it will grow to be the biggest underground lending library ever!

I recently stopped by and dropped off a recent read I enjoyed. It’s called “Hello, Sunshine” by Laura Dave. Laura Dave is a longtime favorite author of mine. This particular story is about a blogger who is a fraud and gets exposed. Her life unravels when she’s forced to admit who she really is, and rebuild her life authentically – and away from social media! I found this sort of funny to share for obvious reasons! If you haven’t read a Laura Dave book, please be sure to look her up. A favorite Laura Dave novel of mine is “The Divorce Party.” I picked up a new read from the Talbots at the store library and will be diving in soon!

the ultimate summer reading list

This is a fun one. Talbots is putting together their Ultimate Sumer reading list to share with their customers. Notable authors, influencers, bloggers (hello! but I’m not notable), entrepreneurs and philanthropists (all women!) will be sharing what they are reading this summer and why.

In addition, Talbots partnered with Random House to highlight some of the new classics from the best selling authors of Random House.

recommended Random House reads

5/21:      Allison Pataki, Beauty in the Broken Places

6/4:        Nancy Thayer, A Nantucket Wedding

6/18:      Judy Blundell, The High Season

7/2:        Anna Quindlen, Alternate Side


Share a photo of yourself reading your favorite book on Instagram. Use the hashtag #shareyoursummerstory and you could win a for a curated Talbots book club box and be featured on (Contest runs from 5/21-7/3).

Visit to learn more.

Lending library. Donate a book to get a book for a neighborhood book club event!

Summer book club at Talbots in 2018. Red Talbots door in Atlanta, Georgia.

Corner library inside East Cobb Talbots store location.

Girlfriend chinos and white sandals.Talbots summer pants. White girlfriend chinos and stripe button down shirt.Talbots Book club event 2018. Lifestyle blogger, bluegraygal, with the book by Laura Dave.

cute sumer Talbots looks

I’ll be candid. I’m nearly 40 and it never crossed my mind to go into a Talbots store until a year ago. I was hunting for jeans that were high waisted and affordable. I tried on a pair of Talbots denim by sheer chance and holy cow – I wondered where these jeans had been all my life?! They sat high on my waist to suck in my love handles, had great durability (no see through white jeans here!) and an amazing price point.

Since then I’ve been working with them and have been shocked by the cute outfits they have! Each of these outfits I hand picked from Talbots latest summer collection. The other day I wore this blue and white stripe shirt with yellow and blue fringe and was asked no less than six times where I got it! People’s mouths dropped when I said Talbots! The same is happening with cactus print top!

Seriously – every single thing I’m wearing is from Talbots is on sale and 40% off right now. If your my age you will be very surprised by how cute their pieces are. Take them off the hanger and actually try them on. And if you’re a Jimmy Buffet Parrothead this clutch and bracelet better be in your closet!

White sandals and beige belt with cactus t shirt.Talbots summer tops. Braided hair, white pants and cute detail shirt.

White braided sandals on sale. How to wear white shoes with white pants.Embroidered t shirt with cactus print and summer white pants outfit.

shop this cute cactus t-shirt look!

Blue and white stripe shirt with fringe on sleeve. Yellow and blue fringe and white sandals with colorful clutch.Talbots Parrot Clutch. Great clutch for Jimmy Buffet fans! A Parrothead must have!Talbots tops on sale. Easy vacation outfit.

shop this adorable pinstripe with fringe detail look!

Talbots summer shirts. Button down t shirt as bathing suit cover up for beach. White and gold sunglasses.Talbots Sunglasses and book by Elin Hilderbrand.

shop this easy to wear stripe button down look!


Talbots bracelet on sale. Summer 2018 clothes on sale. Talbots clutch on sale. A must have for Parrotheads!

shop these colorful and fun accessories!

Ultimate Summer Reading list by Talbots.

Be sure you swing by Talbots this summer with one of your recent reads to share with a neighbor! And then get a book they loved from the lending library!



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