November 2018

All of the books I read in November, organized by mood.  I’ve linked my more in depth reviews wherever possible.

  • For the short but sweet story that will hit you in the heart: Fox 8 by George Saunders
  • For when you feel like falling in love (and out of love, and maybe back in): Places I Stopped on the Way Home by Meg Fee
  • For when you want to decide for yourself whether the movie lives up to the book: Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
  • For a beautiful novel that reads like a collection of short stories, sweeping across centuries and continents: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
  • For a rom-com, plain and simple: Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • For the memoir that will make you cry, both of laughter and of pain: This Will Only Hurt a Little by Busy Philipps
  • For when you’d like to take a ten day health retreat but can’t get out of the office, escape through: Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
  • For those days you wished you lived in NYC, surrounded by your imperfect childhood friends: The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer

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December NYC Book Club: The Thirteenth Tale

Welcome to the NYC book club!  Please note: you do NOT have to live in NYC to participate.  We will be hosting all of our discussions over instagram!

So, here’s how it will work.  Each month, I’m choosing a book for us to read together.  This is a book I also haven’t read yet.  I’ll be posting about my progress in my instagram stories and then we’ll discuss on instagram at the end of the month.  Finally, I’ll be sharing a wrap up review to the blog, including both my own opinions and the opinions of my fellow readers!  You can share your progress with me using the hashtag: #readwithbookgirl.

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This Will Only Hurt a Little

Thank you to the ever wonderful Kelsey Manning at Touchstone Books for my copy of This Will Only Hurt a Little by Busy Philipps.  All thoughts and images are my own.

THE DETAILS:

Title: This Will Only Hurt a Little
Author: Busy Philipps
Genre: Memoir
Pub date: October 16, 2018
Read if you like: laughing, crying, people who are just freaking real. Celebrity memoirs with heart, like Bossypants and Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?. Continue reading