Time for my favorite yearly post! Every year I read more and more – if you want to see what I’m reading currently, I post every book in my Instagram stories (follow me here!) Two of these books (13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl and The Girls) will move to my favorite all time book list. Read on below and get your Christmas shopping done or do what I do and treat ‘yo self!
13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl : Mona Awad
I couldn’t stop thinking about this book when I finished it, and I still think about it all the time. For any women who have struggled with body image, being overweight, dieting or who have found themselves suddenly thin etc, it is unflinchingly, brutally honest and at times plain uncomfortable to read. I think this book is nothing short of brilliant.
One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter: Scaachi Koul
I looooove an essay collection, and this one is absolutely perfect. Scaachi is hilarious, smart as hell, and an incredible writer. She is one of those unflinchingly honest writers that make you feel like you really know them and are secretly their best friend. She writes about being a woman, body image, culture, relationships, family – all with a razor sharp wit and I JUST LOVE HER YOU GUYS I SERIOUSLY LOVE HER AND THIS BOOK SO MUCH.
Big Little Lies: Liane Moriarty
My mother-in-law gave me this to read and I was slow to pick it up, but once I opened it and started reading I. COULD. NOT. STOP. Super fast, addicting read – it is all at once Real Housewives-ish and full of soap opera-esque drama yet also dark and actually really… well, real. I still can’t stop thinking about Celeste and Perry – that marriage that looks perfect on the outside but nobody really knows what is going on. And no, I haven’t seen the show yet but I can’t wait after reading the book!
The Girls: Emma Cline
Creepy, dark, intense, and absolutely pitch-perfect writing. I am so not into creepy books in general, but got sold on this one because it branded itself as a story about, well, girls. And it is, underneath it all that is exactly what its about – the relationships girls have with each other and with men and boys. SO GOOD. One of my all time best books. The writing is phenomenal.
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine: Gail Honeyman
Oh my gosh, this book. I don’t really know what to say about it except it will make you laugh and break your heart open at the same time. I feel like we all know an Eleanor, but seldom do we really get to hear her story. She is weird, socially awkward, irritating, funny, and I promise you root for her the whole damn time.
Commonwealth: Ann Patchett
This is a BOOK y’all. Juicy and beautifully written and epic. I love stories about people’s lives and how they intertwine and this novel is the best version of all of that. Absolutely worth your time – this book is literary genius.