Here are some books that I read in January and who should read them!
(The ones that weren’t duds, because why would I do that to you?)
For your friend with very, very dark humor who likes to watch Black Mirror and somehow lives on a diet of cynicsm and bacon:
Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson
To your friend who never wears a bra and does wear beanies:
Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein
For when you have a free afternoon and the sun is shining and you want to burst through some beautiful prose is no time at all:
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
For your friend who likes law/The Constitution/Tumblr/women’s rights/her/himself:
Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsberg by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik
When you’re looking to throw out your scale and take up a church in Calabasas (two things I tried–and failed–to do after reading this book):
Strong Looks Better Naked by Khloe Kardashian
For the person in your circle who likes to think about life and why it all matters:
Stitches by Anne Lamott
When you want to read a quick thriller because BJ Novak recommended it and because the writer is from Cape Cod and made her main character from Nantucket:
You by Caroline Kepnes
For the commute, in between subway stops or buses, when you want to gather quick inspiration for the rest of the day:
Brave Enough by Cheryl Strayed
For every human in America and not just because it won the National Book Award:
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
When you want to talk to your friends about whether or not you can positive think your way to $100,000 by next month and why you’re now afraid your skepticism will mean you’ll never get it even though you don’t believe it. Or do you?:
The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
For something to make you sob and sob and sob:
For the best book you’ll read this month:
Fates and Furies, duh.
Happy reading, chiclets!
I don’t know, I tried the nickname thing and it didn’t work so I won’t try it again. I will look into ordering chiclets online, though.