Now that you have your brand spankin’ new Kindles and Amazon gift cards from Christmas, you need some books!!
And I have some suggestions!
After a summer filled with a lot of reading I eased off a bit as I tackled other things with my free time, but I took that break to regroup and figure out what books I wanted to add to my wishlist and then dove right back in.
Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson
I just received this and I’m devouring it.
I was cracking up while reading it when I was getting a pedicure last night. I think I made this confusing and difficult for my manicurist. But it was so good!!!!
It’s by Jenny Lawson, The Bloggess, who is a fantastic story-teller who has the best taxidermy ever. She even said ‘Lady Garden‘ on CNN. So she pretty much is my hero.
Icy Sparks by Gwyn Hyman Rubio
Yep, still trying to get through this. I wanted to like it. I really did. But it’s not holding my attention so I keep putting it down and reading others instead of it.
We’ll see what happens in the next month with this.
Just Read These Bad Boys…
Barbara the Slut and Other People by Lauren Holmes
I saw this book on in a photo on the IG page of Melissa Hartwig, the co-creator of Whole30. I had absolutely no idea what it was about when I bought it on an impulse.
It’s a collection of short stories that are honest, in depth, and refreshing. Through various story tellers you hear the stories of 20-something women as they explore their identities, self-worth, and sexual relationships.
I loved them all. Go read it. ASAP
Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology by Leah Remini
I admit that I have a full on big addiction to all things Scientology. In general, I have a great interest in all religions related to their origins, how they function and are organized, why people join, and even why people stay when they have doubts. Basically, all of it.
I breezed through this as it was a light read, and I was so interested in Leah’s experience with Scientology that I couldn’t put it down.
Her experience is really interesting and I found her really brave for going through it, surviving it, and for sharing it. Plus, I just love her humor and personality.
(Can we ditch Erin Andrews on DTWS and get Leah to co-host? I loved when she was filling in for Erin this year.)
The Leaving of Things by Jay Antani
I think I picked this up when it popped up as a suggestion in my Kindle Store and I’m glad I grabbed it as it was not normally something I thought I would enjoy but it was.
It’s an interesting ‘coming of age’ book about an Indian teenager who has to go back to India after 10 years in the US with his family when his father gets a great job there. It shares his struggles to embrace his culture again as he misses the US so much.
I left like I could relate to it as I am embarking on a big move soon. I am looking forward to it, but I am sure there will be things that I will miss about Boston, like how the teen can’t wait to get back to the states, but will still miss India. I needed to read this book at this time.
Everybody Rise: A Novel by Stephanie Clifford
I won this book on a blog giveaway and I’m glad I did. It was really enjoyable
It was somewhat relate-able as I grew up in Greenwich, CT which is well known for its WASP-iness, so I couldn’t easily imagine these characters. I couldn’t exactly relate as I didn’t grow up in the wealthy areas, but I was on the fringe, like how the main character was. I’m certainly glad I moved so I didn’t get sucked into the world of excess that the main character so eagerly strived for.
You keep rooting for her to get her act together, but at the same time you are rooting for her to get taken down a notch.
The Ghost Network: A Novel by Catie DiSabato
I feel that I am still confused by this book but I liked it.
I think it would be a great movie. There were so many things that were described beautifully that I wish I could see it come to life. There would be some great chase and fight scenes to capture.
It was a little difficult to follow at times as there were so many things to juggle as there were several layers to the story, but it was worth it all coming together in the end.
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