books lately.

There's really nothing better than curling up with a good book. I love to read for an hour or so before I go to bed (which usually means I'm in bed super early. Olive doesn't mind. She loves to snooze). 

Here are some books I've read as of late, accompanied by my deep thoughts:

  • Wild, Cheryl Strayed: I didn't love it. While her story is certainly amazing and inspiring, it just didn't jazz me the way I thought it would based on the reviews. Still, I would recommend it, especially if you'd rather live vicariously through someone outdoorsy and not experience the blisters firsthand.
  • What Remains, Carole Radziwill: This one really surprised me--I had remembered Carole the writer from her Glamour magazine days, and of course I knew Carole the television star from Real Housewives of NY, but this book gave a whole new perspective of her life as a journalist and wife, and I really, really liked it.
  • The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls, Anton Disclafani: Hmmmm. I would recommend this, but as I'm thinking about what my real opinion is of the book on a whole, there are certain aspects of the storyline I didn't enjoy. If you read it, you might know what I'm referring to...but I still think it's a worthwhile read.
  • Where'd You Go, Bernadette, Maria Semple: Loved it. I didn't want it to end.
  • The Fault in Our Stars, John Green: Looking for a book that makes you ugly cry? This is it. I spent a solid 1/2 hour sobbing--even though it's marketed as YA, this quasi-adult thoroughly enjoyed the story.
  • The Light Between Oceans, M.L. Stedman: I wasn't totally wowed by this one--I liked the general concept, but I found that it dragged in certain places. It definitely makes you think, though--heartbreaking.
  • The Tragedy Paper, Elizabeth Laban: I don't know if it's prep school kid in me, but I really liked this book--it keeps you sucked in, and I thought the ending did it justice.
  • The Other Typist, Suzanne Rindell: I'm only three chapters in, but so far so good.

Do you have any book recommendations? What should I add to my list?


  1. My book club book as where you'd go, but didn't actually read it. It's on my list and now I am adding the tragedy paper. Have you read the art of fielding? Reading it now, enjoying it...

  2. I commented earlier, so sorry if you get the 2x. Thanks for all the recs! I really want to read What Remains, but was hesitant on reading a 'housewife' book since many of them arent so
    I will put a few as samples on my ipad today. I read so much in the winter that having a library of samples is great! I think you saw my blog a few weeks ago -- I am reading The Goldfinch and am loving it. Her older book, Secret History, is a must read if you havent yet.