10 Books to Read this Month

Happy Sunday! With more and more people staying home for the next couple of weeks, I figured now is as good a time as any to share some of my favorite reads! There’s really no rhyme or reason to this, just a bunch of books I liked!

1.Becoming by Michelle Obama 

Definitely my favorite memoir. Michelle stays pretty far away from the politics in this book, and talks mostly abut her experiences and her life. She starts from the very beginning, growing up in Chicago, and is extremely vulnerable with the reader on her feelings, thoughts and moments that lead her to being the FOTUS and even to where she is today.

2. Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler 

I’ve read this one twice, because it’s just fun. Lot’s of internal drama and “woah” moments make it so hard to put down!

3. I Was Told There’d Be Cake by Sloane Crosley 

I couldn’t even tell you how many times I’ve read this. It’s a very quick read, and a great memoir based on Sloane’s time in NYC!

4. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

Ok. This is my favorite book. Hands down. To Kill a Mockingbird is a veryyyy close second, but this is my favorite. I’m not sure if I like it so much for the story or for the story behind it. If you didn’t know, Harper Lee actually wrote this book before she wrote To Kill a Mockingbird. But, publishers thought it was a little too intense for it’s time, so she went back and wrote To Kill a Mockingbird. When you read both of them back to back you can tell how much more she wanted to say in Go Set a Watchman and you can see a lot of what she held back on in To Kill a Mockingbird. The dynamic between the two books is my favorite part of it all! I highly recommend them both and I also recommend looking into Harper Lee’s story because I find it so interesting.

5. The Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes 

Okay, it’s obvious that I love memoir’s at this point. And this one is a great one! I also just love anything and everything that Shonda Rhimes creates – most importantly Grey’s Anatomy! If you’re a big Grey’s or Scandal fan, you can see little details in the show in Shonda’s life and I find that so endearing!

6. My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent

If you want something gut wrenching and tear jerking, you need to read this! I listened to the audiobook on my drive home once and had to pull over because I could not fight back the tears! It’s so good!

7. Leave Your Mark by Aliza Licht 

A great motivational read! Aliza talks about her experience, how she got started in PR and encourages you to follow your dreams. She’s also very tactful in calling out what you need to stop focusing on, and what you should be doing instead!

8. The Wisdom of Anxiety by Sheryl Paul

Great if you’re looking to go a little deeper. I’m still currently reading this, and it’s one of those books that you read over a long period of time. I find that I have to be in the right mindset to sit down with this one and you have to really do some reflecting within yourself. I recommend keeping a notebook close by, or writing in the margins like I do!

9. Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid 

A Reese’s Book Club favorite! I battled with this one a little, but overall I think it was a good read. Really gets you questioning aspects of your life and your thoughts!

10. Little Fire’s Everywhere by Celeste Ng 

I am about halfway through this baby and I’m already loving it! Trying to get through it before the show comes out on Hulu next week!

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