Friday, October 02, 2015

September: What I Read

I read some good shit this month.  But I am starting to feel like I read so many books so quickly that I can't remember any of the details. But one book I do remember is Still Alice, so my memory lapses are freaky.

**Interlude**
I am trying really hard to lose weight after I reached near-pregnancy numbers thanks to all the summer booze, and I have stopped drinking except for 1 days a week, AND THIS IS THE DAY, so.  I thought you should know that.

10.  Survive the Night by Danielle Vega:  DO NOT EVEN BOTHER.

9.  Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid:  Meh.

8.  Among the Ten Thousand Things by Julia Pierpont:  I just.  It wasn't awesome.

7.  The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty by Amanda Filipacchi:  Funny, but I could not suspend my disbelief quite this much.

6.  So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson:  FASCINATING! The best nonfiction book I have read in awhile.

5. Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg: W.O.W.  You should probably just go ahead and read this one.

4.  Summerlong by Dean Bakopaulos:  I LOVED this book about Grinnell, Iowa-- it almost a little reminded me of my favorite favorite Richard Russo.

3.  Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll:  I loved this book!  I HATED the main character, but I couldn't stop thinking about her.

2.  Make Your Home Among Strangers by Jennine Capo Crucet: SO good.  About a freshman in college and her Cuban family-- a terrific coming-of-age story.

1.  Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal:  Oh, I loved this so much.  A book you'll remember forever.

ETA:  That's 112 books so far this year.  THAT I REMEMBER.

1 comment:

Chiconky said...

I regularly start books, then think "This sounds familiar..." Apparently I read the entire GOT series long before it was cool. Had NO idea when the show came out