I am so excited to read these 2 books; I ordered them on Amazon.com today. Julie & Julia which is a true story and also a movie that is coming out on August 7th too. Here is look at the plot:
Julia Child (Meryl Streep) and Julie Powell (Amy Adams) are featured in writer-director Nora Ephron's adaptation of two bestselling memoirs: Powell's Julie & Julia and My Life in France, by Julia Child with Alex Prud'homme. Based on two true stories, Julie & Julia intertwines the lives of two women who, though separated by time and space, are both at loose ends...until they discover that with the right combination of passion, fearlessness and butter, anything is possible. Written by Columbia Pictures
By Invitation Only looks like a great beach book! Here are 2 reviews from amazon.com.
“A frothy summer read.” –InStyle magazine
"Using humor and a “To Do” list that rings true, the authors provide an inside look at the worlds of restaurants and wedding planning through the perspectives of rich, well-developed, and often hilarious characters." --Booklist