Anybody else in full blown Holiday mode yet? I don’t mean in the cheery, “YAY! It’s the Holiday Season!” I mean in the, “How is it November and why do I need to figure out the Holidays?” (Also how crazy and confusing is this weather, I know New England is crazy with weather, but come on now.)
So with the weather changing and the desire to be busy outside weakens I have begun to take up one of my favorite pass times, reading. Some of my girlfriends and I have started our own book exchange with each other and it has been amazing! So, as I was curled up in my fleece blanket, with a mug of tea, reading I thought that maybe it would be a good idea to share some of the books I have read recently. These are books that will make for good company on cold days and also good gifts if you need something for a book lover (and yes, I mean books, not digital downloaded books).
Here are my current author recommendations;
Jenny Lawson is probably one of the most entertaining authors I have ever read (right up there with Augusten Burroughs). She is a well-known blogger who may have only written two books; Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, and Furiously Happy so far, but I hope there are more to come. If you want to laugh out loud read these books. She has a way of making you feel like you connect with her in her (mostly true) memoirs, because she is so open and truthful in her writing. It’s brilliant, read them and pass them on.
Augusten Burroughs has been one of my favorites for a while. I like his writing style and that he writes entertainingly painful books about his life. Let me explain what I mean: he has had quite a life, full of struggle and pain that he has overcome but he has adds in the humor of looking back at situations and makes you have all the feels. He’s written many books, and I am working my way through them, but my favorites are; This is How, Dry, and Running with Scissors. I always highly recommend his books because they can really speak to a wide range of people.
Gillian Flynn is more well known for Gone Girl, but her other books have become an addiction for me. I am a fan of some of the million crime shows that are out there and love trying to figure out the “who done it” question. Sharp Objects and Dark Places are such delightfully twisted books that keep you guessing until at least the second to last chapter. Great reads for anyone to read.
And some book recommendations;
Yes, Please by Amy Poehler is probably one of my favorite books I have ever read. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng is a very differently written book that’s keeps you invested the whole time. Don’t Worry It Only Gets Worse by Alida Nugent is a hysterical tale of her life as a struggling 20 something (as we all are, or have been), and we can all relate to it.
Read it, Love it, Pass it on.