As you may know (from reading my post about my 2017 goals) I plan on reading at least one book each month this year. I used to read non-stop; I would walk with my nose in a book down the hallways in high school. But ever since I started college, I have had less and less time for reading.
So far this year I have read Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham, The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick, and Lost in a Book by Jennifer Donnelly. And I am currently (finally) reading The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer.
Talking as Fast as I Can is a must read if you like Gilmore Girls! Seriously, it was such a fabulous insight into Lauren Grahams’ life. It makes you realize that the similarities between Lorelai Gilmore (the character) and Lauren Graham (the real life person) are uncanny. If you ever watched Parenthood – if you haven’t, you should – this is also a good read for you. She talks a lot about her experience on the set of Parenthood and her relationship with her co-star (it’s super sweet).
If you are looking for a thriller fiction that you just can’t put down read The Girl on the Train. It is written from 3 different women’s perspectives in journal-like format. I have never really read thrillers, but this one was the perfect book to start with. I haven’t been able to get my hands on the movie yet, but I can’t wait to now.
If you have ever watched Pitch Perfect, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, or The Twilight Saga (yes, she was in Twilight) then you have probably laughed out loud at Ms. Kendrick and have at one point in time wished you could be as cool as her – and sing just like her. If this has ever happened to you, read Scrappy Little Nobody. I couldn’t put it down because it was so funny and interesting to read. To be honest, I feel like Anna and I are now BFFs because the book is written in such a down-to-earth way. If you need a good laugh, pick up this book!
Lost in a Book is a book I just happened to stumble upon in Barnes and Noble; I spotted “Disney Beauty and the Beast” on the cover and immediately rushed to the register so I could call it mine and start reading. This book is considered a children’s book, but that made it really easy to read within 2 days. If you love Beauty and the Beast as much as I do – which is a lot – this is definitely a fun read. It is extremely similar to the original storyline with all of the same characters. However, it takes a whimsical turn and Belle finds an enchanted book in the Beast’s library. She is pulled into its pages and into a glamorous world that offers her a lovely life (obviously better than being captive in the Beast’s castle). She has to uncover the truth about Nevermore (the book) before she “gets lost in it forever.” So, yes, it’s pretty magical but what Disney story isn’t.
What have you been reading? I would love to have some suggestions! I’ll let you know what I think of Amy Schumer’s The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo soon.