I’ve been awaiting for the arrival of the month of August since I found out I was pregnant on Thanksgiving day and it’s finally here. When this post goes live, I might have a baby or I might be in labor or I might be impatiently waiting for baby and hiding in the comfort of air conditioning and eating NadaMoo at my house. Wherever I might be, you can bet I’m streaming or reading (especially if I’m nursing around the clock). As summer slowly winds down, I like to get in one last series or one last book before the business that is back to school and fall arrive. What we’re watching and reading in August, today on Love Child

When Life Gives You Lululemons

by Lauren Weisberger

Emily Charlton plans a comeback from the suburbs. From the author of “The Devil Wears Prada.”


By Andrew Sean Greer

Winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in fiction. To avoid an ex-boyfriend’s wedding, a failed novelist attends literary events around the world.

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

by Gail Honeyman

A young woman’s well-ordered life is disrupted by the I.T. guy from her office.

 Kitchen Confidential

by Anthony Bourdain

A memoir-exposé of the restaurant world. Originally published in 2000.

Happy Valley (Netflix)

Drama series about a kidnapping plot gone terribly wrong.

Chewing Gum (Netflix)

Comedy series about Tracey Gordon, a religious, Beyoncé-obsessed twenty-something who is fast finding out that the more she learns about the world, the less she understands.

Wild Wild Country (Netflix)

When the world’s most controversial guru builds a utopian city in the Oregon desert, a massive conflict with local ranchers ensues; producing the first bioterror attack in US history, the largest case of illegal wiretapping ever recorded, and the world’s biggest collection of Rolls-Royce automobiles. ted. Wild Wild Country is historical filmmaking brought to life on an epic scale.

Queer Eye (Netflix)

It’s been fifteen years since the Emmy Award-winning series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy revolutionized reality television. The series returns to Netflix and is going global, introducing audiences around the world to a modern aesthetic, diverse perspective and a brand new Fab Five.

The Crown (Netflix)

The Crown tells the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world — Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street – and the intrigues, love lives and machinations behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. Two houses, two courts, one Crown.

The Keepers (Netflix)

A deep dive into the unsolved murder of a nun and the mysteries that surround her death decades later.

All summaries by New York Times and Rotten Tomatoes