A few weeks ago I mentioned that one of my goals for this month was to read at least two books. Well, I’ll be honest – I’ve already completed that goal! I was a reading machine the first two weeks of the month. The past week I’ve slowed down a bit, but I’ve still been slowly working through Lean In (pictured above), which I totally recommend every woman out there to read! Since several books are popping up on my radar, I thought it would be fun to share a few books that I’m going to try to tackle before the end of the month!
Yes Please! Obviously this Amy Poehler book is on my list! I loooved Tina Fey’s book, so I’m really looking forward to digging into Amy’s. She’s a pretty big role model for me, and she’s just hilarious. I got this for Christmas last month, so I’m going to be able to start it soon, which is exciting!
Wild I’ve heard mixed reviews of this book by Cheryl Strayed, but I’m interested in giving it a go. There was a book I read so, so long ago, Halfway to the Sky, that was about a daughter who ran away to hike the Appalachian Trail and her mother ended up joining her. The whole story has been one that I’ve never forgotten, although I couldn’t tell you the small details of it. Wild sounds somewhat similar, but obviously different. Since I enjoyed HTTS, I’m hoping I’ll like this one as well.
Dark Places If you haven’t heard of this book, it’s one by Gillian Flynn, the author of Gone Girl, and it actually came out before GG. I hadn’t realized that she had other books until I saw this and other in Target a few weeks back. The story sounds creepy but interesting. I’m finding that I’m much more intrigued by books with these edge-of-your-seat type stories, and that they keep me interested longer than some others.
Killer Last, but probably the next book I’ll read this month, is the sixth book in the Pretty Little Liars series. Yes, I’m 23 and I love the show and the books. I started reading the books a few years ago after I started watching the show (reluctantly). The books and the show aren’t identical, which makes it easy to actually want to read the books even though I’m watching the show. This series combines the teen drama that I’ve been reading since middle school (think Gossip Girl, the A List, and Privilege). I finished the fifth book last week, so I’m very ready to start this one!
And there you have it! I don’t talk a ton about reading around here, but if you want to keep up with what I’m reading and my reviews of these and other books as I read them, you’re welcome to add me over on GoodReads!
Also – if you have any books you think I’d enjoy, please share them in the comments! I love hearing about new books!