You guys — this winter is endless. Soon I am going to be dressing like this on the blog. All I have wanted to do is stay inside and read. So read I have done, lovelies. Here are the top five books I’ve read this winter.
In no particular order:
- A Lucky Child: I am a sucker for a Holocaust memoir. I find them so grounding and enlightening. This memoir is from the perspective of a child and it is so beautifully written. Read it.
- Dark Places: You’ve read Gone Girl. It was great. You were shocked. Now it’s over and you want something with just as many sinister twists and turns. You should go read Dark Places now. In my opinion it is even better than Gone Girl. It is incredibly broad in scope and will stay with you for a while. Actually, you should read all of Gillian Flynn’s books. Sharp Objects is also great.
- Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls: David Sedaris is my favorite — but I will say he is at his best when he is speaking about his family. I was shamelessly laughing aloud on the train, y’all. To note, you should be familiar with Sedaris’ writing style before you start this book. Holidays On Ice is a great Sedaris starter book.
- World War Z: You are probably like, ‘wait, Clare, are you talking about that silly Brad Pitt movie?”. Well, sort of. I actually bought this book because I thought it would be an easy read I could plow through while I waiting for my next shipment of books from Amazon. Oh girl, I was so wrong. World War Z is some in-depth ish! It is nothing like the movie (I am actually confused about why they even called that Brad Pitt movie World War Z). Even if you aren’t a zombie fan, this book provides a powerful look at a world devastated by an uncontrollable plague. Note that this book starts of slow… like text book slow. But stick with it. Trust.
- The Fault in our Stars: The tears. The tears. You guys, the tears! This book was so sad — but really, really good. A must read. But prepare yourself for the sadness of it all.
- Honorable Mentions: Old New York, Sharp Objects, Sarah’s Key