Yoooooooooooooo guys what uppppp. Decided to show up to the blog today after a certain friend texted me that my site wasn’t working because I didn’t renew the domain name. I mean, I don’t write anything for four months and she is STILL checking my blog. *love you bunches LG*
SO. Tryna get back on the wagon now that the summer craziness has ended! I’ve read some great books lately and wanted to share in case you’re looking for a cozy fall read. And if you’re still reading after my four-month hiatus, thanks for following along. : )
I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson. PLEASE READ THIS BOOK, mostly just so we can gush about how freakin’ amazing it is. Within the first five pages I knew that it was like nothing I’ve ever read before. Her writing style is just so unique, it’s such a breath of fresh air. The YA novel follows artistic twins Noah and Jude as they navigate every pain and joy of adolescence, intense relationships that inevitably emerge, and the ties that bind family despite tragedy and secrets. The perspective alternates between the twins and travels back and forth in time, making for a twisty, breath-taking, heartbreakingly beautiful read. One of my favorite quotes: “She’s a people-mechanic and always knows when I’m malfunctioning.”
Everybody Rise by Stephanie Clifford. This one received major publicity, and I’m happy to say it lived up to the hype! It follows a twenty-something woman working her way into the old-money crowd to further her career right before the stock market crash. An interesting point of view, especially as the novel progresses.
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling. A little late hopping on the Mindy train, but of course I’m now obsessed with her. I randomly watched an episode of The Mindy Project, which prompted me to pick this up. She’s hilarious and knows what she’s talking about–this quote is everything. Can’t wait to read her new book!
What Alice Forgot and The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty. I loved The Husband’s Secret and Big Little Lies so I decided to pick up a few of her other novels, and they were just as satisfying. What I love most about them is that her characters are always laugh-out-loud funny.
The Selection by Kiera Cass. The only way to describe this book is Hunger Games meets The Bachelor. I didn’t love the writing and the main character is a bit annoying, but the concept was intriguing.
Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll. WOWZAAAA. This was a sparky one. So disturbing, but I could not put it down. A bit of a thriller about a magazine writer living the NYC high life trying to keep her dark past from ruining her perfect future.
What are you guys reading? Would love to know. Happy fall! xo
P.S. I promise that this will make your Tuesday 10x better.