Is it Friday yet? Is it July yet? This whole spending freeze is killing me and it’s only the 6th day of the month. Am I really expecting to not buy ANY clothes all of June? This is going to be rrrruff. I’ve basically just been lusting over everything I see on blogs and Pinterest and silently crying and closing my laptop. But I know I’ll appreciate it when I look at my checking account in a couple weeks and I actually have money! Yay for money!
As promised, I’ve put together a couple of my favorite reads for you to check out. I highly recommend all of these, and hope you can find the time to get lost in at least one of them this summer.
2. The Snowman by Jo Nesbo
I commented on this one in yesterdays post. I just recently read this while I was in Cabo in March and couldn’t put it down. The first snow has fallen and a woman goes missing. Soon there after we find more and more women missing and turning up dead. Harry Hole is on the case. Again, very well developed characters that keep you flipping the pages to know what the hell is going on because there are definitely enough twists to make you wonder if you’re still following the storyline properly! If you liked Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, definitely pick up this book.
3.The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
Hello tearjerker. So when I first heard that the book was narrated by a dog, I was skeptical, obviously. But as soon as I started and got used to it, I loved it. Enzo tells us the story of his owner Denny, a racecar driver, and his family. We see it through different eyes, get a different perspective on his story. Incredibly funny, I found myself laughing out loud more than a couple times, that crazy Enzo! But I also found myself silently weeping to myself, so just beware this is a tear jerker for sure, especially if you love dogs. I think that every dog owner should read this book too, makes you wonder what those guys really think about us!
4. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
I know that everyone and their mother has probably read this one, but in case you haven’t, do it. I think I was one of the earlier people to read this and I literally had to stop myself multiple times from trying to talk about it with people that were still on Part 1 or hadn’t even started it yet. Basically, Gillian Flynn is a genius. Or a psycho. One of the two. Read this book, I don’t even want to tell you anything else about it.
5. The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
I read this book probably three years ago and I think I want to read it again because I don’t remember a ton from it besides that I flew threw it because it was so good. It’s another story based on the authors upbringing with some pretty whacky parents. It definitely made my appreciate my own parents a lot more, I can tell you that much. I mean, they were basically nomads, throwing their kids in the car and moving to the next down without missing a beat. The mother had mental issues to some degree and the father was an alcoholic. How the kids dealt with and conquered was really amazing and made you want to cry and cheer at the same time. Half Broke Horses is the follow up to this one, I still haven’t gotten to it but it’s on my list.
6. White Girl Problems by Babe Walker
This book is a quick and hilarious read. I was dying laughing throughout the entire thing. I’d bring it to the gym with me and read on the treadmill and would have to jump onto the sides because I’d be laughing to hard to actually run. Babe Walker is a funny, witty bitch who just wants to tell everyone how awesome she is. And after reading the book, I agree with her, even though I shouldn’t. I mean this is her actual twitter description “I’m Babe Walker. I wrote a book. It’s about me. Buy it here.” And homegirl’s got like 810,000 twitter followers. Like, for real, she’s fucking funny. She loves smoothies and hates her mom. If you want some light reading and a good ab workout from laughing too hard, this is your book.