Title: My Year of Rest and Relaxation
Author: Ottessa Moshfegh
Genre: (Drug-induced) Psychological Fiction
Pub date: July 10, 2018
Read if you liked: How to Murdered Your Life, drugs or reading about drugs, NYC novels.
Hello! Happy weekend before Thanksgiving. For the past few years, this weekend has been lovingly known amongst millennials as “Friendsgiving.” Say what you will about our generation, but we know how to celebrate our closest friends. On that note, here are a few of my favorite recent reads that feature stories of friendship.
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.
Title: This Will Only Hurt a Little
Author: Busy Philipps
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
One huge massive shoutout to my wonderful friend Heather for gifting me this book on my last birthday. Heather and I met this past May and she just gets me. Her passing of this book to me on a special occasion just shows the level to which that is true.
Title: Places I Stopped on the Way Home
Author: Meg Fee
Genre: Essay collection
Pub date: May 3, 2018
Read if you like: falling in love, NYC, falling out of love, hope. Continue reading
Title: An Absolutely Remarkable Thing
Author: Hank Green
Genre: Very 2018 specific sci-fi
Pub date: September 25, 2018
Read if you like: Arrival, Black Mirror but much more fun. Continue reading
Thank you to the lovely people at BookSparks for my copy of Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid.
Title: Daisy Jones & The Six
Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid
Genre: Fictional interviews
Pub date: March 5, 2019
Read if you like: A Star Is Born, Sound City, sex, drugs, and all things rock and roll. And the interview collection Everyone Loves You When You’re Dead: Journeys into Fame and Madness. Continue reading
As a tribute to Girls Write Now‘s publication today, I’ve written something in the style of the other essays in the book. Something I’d like to talk about with my past self. I wouldn’t call it advice, per se, because I’m not sure what advice I’d give. But it did force me to think. Thank you to Tin House for sharing this book with me, and for giving me the chance for this self-reflection.
Title: Girls Write Now: Two decades of true stories from young female voices
Genre: Essay Collections
Pub date: October 16, 2018
Read if you like: female voices, honesty, and vulnerability.
Thank you to the lovely people at Random House for my copy of Passing for Human by Liana Finck. All thoughts and images are my own.
Title: Passing for Human
Author: Liana Finck
Genre: Graphic Memoir
Pub date: September 15, 2018
Read if you like: graphic novels and admittedly unreliable narrators. Continue reading
Thank you to Dante Fabiero for my copy of Slothilda. All thoughts and images are my own.
Author: Dante Fabiero
Genre: Comic Series
Pub date: October 2, 2018
Read if you like: the illustrations of Liz Climo and all things sloth. Continue reading