Village Properties’ Agents Share Their Summer Must-Read Books

Looking for a great read to curl up on the couch with or read by the beach? Our agents compiled a list of their current favorite books, and we promise they’re page-turners from start to finish. Whether you’re into motivational memoirs, books that make you think or educate you, or photobooks to complement any coffee table, you’ll find something for you on this list! (If you see something you like, head over to Chaucer's Bookstore in SB and help our town by buying local!)

VP Agent Nadine Gilles


Michelle Obama, Becoming -- “Inspiring inside look at the personal life behind the public life.” 

Tara Westover, Educated -- 

"A book about triumph in the face of adversity and abuse."

Delia Owens, Where the Crawdads Sing -- "I loved this book so much I couldn’t put it down. It was about everything- resilience, survival, social ostracism, heartbreak, and love!"

Learn more about Nadine and Aaron Gilles:  VP Profile, Website

VP Agent Gail Cooley

Atul Gawande, Being Mortal -- “It has some valid ideas about aging, including how we view aging in our society, how we deal with illness, living arrangements, how to have hard conversations. It informs my work as well as I work with a lot of clients on the senior side."

Learn more about Gail Cooley:  VP Profile, Website, Instagram @livingwell_sb

VP Agent Brittany Lough 

Joanna Gaines,  Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave 


Gray Malin, Beaches  -- “This is my all-time favorite coffee table book.”

Learn more about Brittany Lough:  VP Profile, Website, Instagram @yoursbhometeam, @brittsbeachyhome

VP Agent Christina Chackel 


Esther Wojcicki, How to Raise Successful People: Simple Lessons for Radical Results

Learn more about Christina Chackle: VP Profile 

VP Agent Natalie Grubb-Campbell from Grubb Campbell Real Estate Group 


Rachel Hollis, Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be

Learn more about Natalie Grubb-Campbell:  VP Profile, Website, Instagram @grubbcampbell

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