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Nylon Magazine’s Preetma Singh on Summer’s Best Books | Pop-In@Nordstrom Welcomes Warby Parker

Everyone knows all the cool girls are really bookworms—what they don’t know is what all the cool bookworms are reading. You will now though; just follow along with this series as Pop-In@Nordstrom Welcomes Warby Parker helps us celebrate the literary life well lived.

Image of Preetma wearing SPACE designer Paskal by Julien Boudet for Bleu Mode

If Preetma Singh didn’t exist, the street style world would have to make her up. Every scene needs its rare bird of uncommon style, and the lawyer-turned-Nylon-mag editor and part-time rock drummer for the band Vomitface (yeah, let us know when it’s her turn at career day), is that green-haired, radically outfitted creature when it comes to Fashion Week and beyond. And you’ve gotta be booky to get through law school, right? Beware, readers, this girl’s about to drop some existentialism on you.

Preetma’s current top-three literary picks:

Demons by Dostoevsky (Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky translation)
I’m a huge Dostoevsky fan, and this is one of the last ones I haven’t gotten into yet. It’s not your typical summer read, but sometimes a little intensity (and harsh Russian setting) is a good way to break up the excesses of summer.

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Everybody Loves Our Town by Mark Yarm
I have a soft spot for music bios, and this one is one of my faves. An oral history with all the major players in the Seattle grunge scene, it’s equal parts history lesson and juicy gossip rag. The perfect combo! I read it last summer, but it’s something I find myself going back to when I need a fun break.

In the Woods by Tana French
If True Detective is just not doing it for you this summer, In the Woods promises to be a good replacement. It’s a quick-reading thriller that’s perfect for the beach!

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—Laura Cassidy