Reading is a great escape and I’m always looking for a new book to get my hands on. I have a book club with my girlfriends – yes we actually read and it’s not just an excuse to drink wine (although there’s nothing wrong with that). Here are some of the books I currently have on my list (I won’t bore you with the industry related ones).
Dark Places: By Gillian Flynn
What it’s about: From the author of Gone Girl this thriller tells the story of Libby Day, whose mother and sisters were murdered at the family’s farmhouse when she was only 7. Her testimony sent her older brother, Ben, to prison for life, and 25 years later, Libby decides to meet with the Kill Club, a group of crime enthusiasts who investigate the case and force her to rethink what really happened.
Unbroken: By Laura Hillenbrand
What it’s about: I saw the movie and wish I would have read the book first. It’s the story of Louis Zamperini’s life leading up to the pivotal moment when his Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean, against all odds, Zamperini survived, adrift on a foundering life raft. Not only did he survive the torment of the open treacherous ocean, he was then faced with his captures upon rescuing. He was driven to the limits of endurance, desperation, suffering with hope and resolve.
Yes Please: By Amy Poehler
What’s it about: It’s written by Amy Poehler, need I say more…Yes Please is a rich and varied collection of stories, lists, poetry, photographs, mantras and advice. With chapters like “Treat Your Career Like a Bad Boyfriend,” “Plain Girl Versus the Demon” and “The Robots Will Kill Us All” Yes Please will make you think as much as it will make you laugh. Honest, personal, real, and righteous,Yes Please is full of words to live by.
We Were Liars: By E. Lockhart
What’s it about? I was sold on this overview and am currently reading for book club: A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret. Lies upon lies. True love. The truth.
The Paris Wife: By: Paula McLane
What’s it about: A deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal, The Paris Wife captures a remarkable period of time—Paris in the twenties—and an extraordinary love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley. It’s the story of their whirlwind courtship, wedding and move to Paris, where they become the golden couple – ultimately exposing the cracks in their relationship along the way that could prove the undoing of one of the great romances in literary history.
Psychos: By: Babe Walker
What’s it about: This is the follow-up novel to the (hilarious) New York Times bestselling novel White Girl Problems. Fresh from a four-month stint in rehab for her “alleged” shopping addiction, Babe Walker returns home to Bel Air ten pounds lighter, having made amends and confronted her past. Although delighted to be home and determined to maintain her hard-won inner peace, Babe now faces a host of outside forces seemingly intent on derailing her path to positive change.