I am pretty good at keeping up with trending books, but every once in awhile I will find a book where I totally missed the boat. I was scouring Good Will and I saw a copy of The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. I remembered seeing it on Goodreads and that my friend Janessa had rated it 5 stars so I decided to pick it up. Even then, it sat on my shelf for awhile before I finally decided to read it.
I binged the Hulu series Shrill in like a day (Aidy Bryant is everythingggg.) so when I found out the book was inspired by Lindy West’s memoir I knew I had to pick it up.
I’ve been doing Book of the Month for 4 months now and so far, I am super happy with the choices offered. You can try it too, with this link. My April book was Normal People by Sally Rooney and I snagged a copy before it was even released in the US. I feel like a VIP getting my hands on books early.
I met you a little over two weeks ago, but you’ve crossed my mind every day since. At first, I thought your tears were simply manifested frustration for missing your flight– we’ve all been there.
A couple of weeks ago I went to go see Nicholas Sparks speak in Omaha and I wrote about it here. It only felt appropriate to write a review of his latest novel and I decided to do a giveaway! I’ve wanted to do one for awhile so I am definitely excited for this to be my first!
Check out my review, and then the rules for entry will be beneath the review. Here we go!
A few weeks back I picked up a book at Afterword Tavern & Shelves: Kansas City. I grabbed When All Is Said by Anne Griffin. I was intrigued by the cover, and the description of the book. It sounded heartfelt, and a change of pace from the kind of books I seem often to gravitate towards.
I didn’t know you could relapse on thoughts
I haven’t seen you
Or touched you
Or spoken to you
Yet the sting is fresh. It hurts like no time has passed
You appear in my dreams to break my heart again
My dreams are where I should hold power but I don’t
Reality is where I need to hold power
And I’m trying
If I see a bookstore I have to go in. While I was there I spotted a basket near the register that advertised a blind date with a book. The books were gift wrapped with a few bullet points to give you an idea of what the book was about.
One of my guilty pleasures in this world is reading celebrity memoirs. I don’t know why I enjoy them so much. Maybe it’s my own bookish version of reading gossip magazines– except I know I’m getting information straight from the source.
My latest pick from this genre is The Greatest Love Story Ever Told by Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman.