6 Books to Read This Fall
Hello fellow humans! Fall is here, in case you hadn't noticed yet, and with rainy Sundays and long bus rides to school ahead it's time to pick up some easy reads. Make some tea, cozy up, and crack a book! Here's what I've been reading and loving:
The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer. Not just another comedian's memoir, Amy's book offers fascinating insight into how she became the person (and celebrity) she is today. With heartbreaking stories and a sprinkling of levity, this might be my favorite read of the year to date. You can read more of my thoughts on the book here.
American Housewife by Helen Ellis. This is a quirky yet relatable collection of short stories about what it means to be a modern woman. My favorite story was hands down The Fitter, but each is a gem unto itself. Want to know what it's about? You know how to find out.
Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein. True to form I love me a good memoir, and Carrie's was the perfect scratch for my itch. Like Amy Schumer's memoir, HMMaMG is raw and unapologetic, describing some of the hardest parts of her life and how she came to be the person she is today.
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi. I didn't know much about this book going in, but was stunned by the eloquence and voice of Paul's writing. His story is interesting and deeply sad, and I found myself crying on the way to class at the end. Definitely a short but worthwhile read.
The Assistants by Camille Perri. Part office gossip, part juicy crime novel, I couldn't read this book fast enough. I loved Camille's characters, the genius (and not contrived) story, the setting and conflicts and intimacies of people we work with.
Shrill by Lindy West. A reminder that we are all human beings, and that we need to treat each other accordingly. But told really, really well. Seriously, just read it, and become the better person you know you can be.
That's it! Happy reading beautiful people, and as always feel free to email¹ me at wyman(dot)lucy(at)gmail(dot)com with any book recommendations of your own, comments, or concerns!
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