My Thoughts On: What I am Reading

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.