Here’s a picture of me not reading. But I really have been flying through a few books, and in honor of National Book Lover’s Day (seriously, who decides these things?), I’m sharing everything I’ve been reading lately. And like I mentioned here, I kind of, sort of sometimes, talk about books more than I read them.
Oh, and one more note – college is a beautiful thing, but I will forever be annoyed that I now read a million things at once. That’s all.
This series is freaking incredible. Guaranteed to feel more intelligent upon completion. And if you didn’t know, Steig Larrson passed away, and David Langercrantz actually continued the series after the third book. I was a bit leery about continuing to read them, because the first three are just so good, and I didn’t want to be disappointed, but I was pleasantly surprised. I really liked the latest, The Girl Who Takes An Eye. I will say these are a bit explicit, but the storyline is amazing, so I highly recommend you buy the first and give them a go.
I’ve never read the entire series all the way through, so now felt like a good time as any. I’m so in love with the imagination and symbolism of this story. I’m only finished with the first 2 books because I wasn’t trying to bring the massive edition in my backpack to Jamaica. Anywho, this timeless story of good versus evil is great because you could be 12 or 38 and still get something out of it.
Okay, tbh, I love crap like this. I have no idea why, but all the weird health stuff is fascinating to me. This chick decided to go a year without eating any processed food. So basically… everything in the American diet. She milled wheat, extracted salt from the sea, milked a goat, slaughtered a sheep, and more—all while earning an income that fell well below the federal poverty line. Not sure what your definition of a hero is, but that right there is mine. I cannot even imagine how difficult this must’ve been. You already know I’ve considered trying to do it, after starting this book. I’m intrigued to hear what she’ll continue to do after the year is up and what she’ll resort back to.
I have been intrigued and heartbroken over North Korea for years now. We know so little about this country, and I’m fascinated with this story because you actually get a glimpse. In 2011, all the universities in North Korea were shut down for an entire year, and the students were sent to construction fields—except for 270 students at the all-male Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST), where Suki Kim goes undercover as a missionary and a teacher. True story. Excited to finish this one.
If you haven’t read his debut novel, Love Does, I need you to drop everything and start there. ASAP. The way this man lives his life is actually baffling. In the best way possible. He’s this dude who puts his cell phone number in the back of his books, and answers if you call. True story. I listened to a podcast where he was being interviewed and he got a call, so it for real happens. The premise of this book is about becoming love in a world full of setbacks and difficult people. K.
On My List To Read:
The Great Alone – Kristin Hannah
#GIRLBOSS – Sophia Amoruso
The Zookeeper’s Wife – Diane Ackerman
All The Missing Girls – Megan Miranda
(as if that’s all that’s on my list)
What are you reading? I’m so serious I wanna know. Tell me!
Cheers, happy reading!