January Books And Who Should Read Them

16 Feb


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:

A Monster Calls

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.

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3 Responses to “January Books And Who Should Read Them”

  1. Tara February 17, 2016 at 9:40 am #

    Love this post. I’m always looking for good books. I’m starting “The Royal We”. Apparently if you’re a fan of the royal couple (Kate and William) it’s a must read.

    • jillianlorraine February 17, 2016 at 10:10 am #

      I’ve read The Royal We! It’s exactly what you hope it will be. I kind of wish I wrote it.

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