Alright everyone, 2017 is off to a great start for me reading wise. Settle in, get comfortable, because I have quite the list of January reads.
By: Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
This book has been compared to Commonwealth a fair bit, which I read and loved this past fall. While I don’t think I enjoyed this quite as much, I still really loved it. The story is one of a dysfunctional family, and although I didn’t care for the writing as much as with Commonwealth, the plot was as, if not more, engaging.
By: Lauren Graham
I’ve been on a bit of a Gilmore Girls binge lately, after finishing “A Year in the Life” and re-watching the original seven seasons. So, of course, reading Lauren Graham’s book was the natural progression. I definitely enjoyed it, but wasn’t in love. I think listening to it on Audible would have made this an amazing reading experience. I’ve heard great things about the audiobook, and Lauren Graham’s quick wit and speedy speech would have been so enjoyable.
By: Katie McKenna
This book was REALLY highly rated on Audible, and sounded interesting, so I thought why not! This book is a Memoir by Katie McKenna, who was hit by a truck while riding her bike in Brooklyn. She tells the story of the accident and her fight to recover. It was a truly fascinating read and I was hooked from the first chapter.
By: Lucy Maud Montgomery
I am currently listening to this on audiobook, narrated by Rachel McAdams, and oh my goodness. I grew up with Anne, although I haven’t read any of the books in years. Rachel McAdams’ narrating is truly amazing and I am praying she continues to narrate the rest of the Anne books.
By: Dave Cullen
This is the story of the events surrounding to Columbine Massacre. A truly fascinating read, but I really found it hard to swallow at times. It is written by a reporter who covered the story at the time, and is told using police reports, witness recounts, and the journals of the killers. Learning what really happened during, before and after was truly interesting, as well as heartbreaking.
By: Jenna Hill Miscavige
A memoir by Jenna Hill Miscavige, niece of David Miscavige who is the head of Scientology. This peek into the world of Scientology was astounding. To hear what truly goes in this religion will shock most people. Although not necessarily a well written book, the story makes it a worthy read.
By: Maggie Shipstead
My absolute favourite book I read this month. Astonish Me is a story taking place in the world of professional ballet. There’s scandal, romance, communism. I was completely engrossed. I highly recommend this one!
Hopefully all your reading lives have been equally pleasant xo