Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Books on Books on Books

I've been trying to get out of my reading slump. It's been hit or miss. The last I read was Play it As it Lays and I had to hurry and finish it in one day cause it was so brutal. Yikes. For some reason, I had mixed up Nora Ephron and Joan Didion in my mind and I was expecting something light-hearted and fun and THAT WAS NOT IT. Do you guys have any suggestions? Sort of stuck. Til then, I think I'm going to try The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge:

That's 339 books! I think I'm up for it.


  1. I recommend The Light Between Oceans and The Language of Flowers. Although they are both a bit sad...so maybe hold off until the mood strikes you.

  2. Funny you should mention Joan Didion. Upon Sharon Van Etten's recommendation, actually, I was thinking about reading one of her books. Should I not? Will I cry the whole time?

    As for recommendations I've read the first 10 pages of Is Everyone Hanging Out With Me? by Mindy Kaling and it seems light hearted and entertaining.

    For something not completely lighthearted (i.e. teenagers with cancer who are witty about circumstances) but heartbreaking in what I deem to be the right ways I suggest The Fault In Our Stars by John Green.

    1. I listened to Joan Didion's memior "A Year of Magical Thinking" a while ago and really enjoyed it. I'll probably give it another read soon. I hear that most of her fiction is a bit dark and foreboding. You know, awful people being awful sort of thing.

      Mindy Kaling is great! I'll probably check that out on cd. (Is it weird that I consume non-fiction by audiobook and fiction through print?) I just added myself to the queue for The Fault In Our Stars! A lot of people I trust have recommended it. Though i'm 64th in line, so I probably won't get to read it for a while :)