My Kindle is overflowing, even though I make it a point to read a chapter or two every night before bed. Did you know that with Prime membership, you have access to free books and magazines every month?! Who has the time? Hence the overflowing.
Since people always need a good book rec, I figured I'd share some of what I'm reading this summer. And if you have any good recommendations, please drop them in the comments below!! Because I could always read more!
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Your Inner Critic is a Big Jerk by Danielle Krysa
So many truths about how we talk ourselves out of things, and particularly as artists that cycle of thinking, Is this good enough? Some practical suggestions about creative practices, even for those who don't self-identify as artists (you are still creative!!!)
32 Yolks: From my Mother's Table to Working the Line by Eric Ripert and Veronica Chambers
At times, a sad story, but Ripert's optimism and work ethic through it all makes for a feel good memoir.
Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook It by Anthony Bourdain (As of 7/7/18, the Kindle Edition of this book is only $1.99 !!!!!)
I read this before Anthony Bourdain sadly and tragically took his own life, as a fan of the man and chef/food memoirs in general. Fascinating for anyone who wonders what's really going on behind the scenes of the food world.
The Lost Vintage by Ann Mah
I haven't read it yet, but I love everything by travel and food writer, Ann Mah.
Calypso by David Sedaris
I really can't get enough David Sedaris. His essays are laugh-out-loud funny, awkward and addictive.
Look Alive Out There: Essays by Sloane Crosley
Another author whose body of work I truly enjoy...and apparently I'm into humorous essays these days. What's not to like? Sloane recounts her life in New York with all of its absurdity but also its banality.
When Life Gives You Lululemons by Lauren Weisberger
From the author of The Devil Wears Prada the story follows former head assistant, Emily. Total mixed reviews on Amazon but if you go into it knowing that it's just enjoyable fluff, then you'll enjoy the fluff!
Matchmaking for Beginners by Maddie Dawson
A light, magic-filled novel about a woman starting over in Brooklyn. Easy read.
Nobody's Perfect: Writings from The New Yorker by Anthony Lane
I haven't started this yet, but since I find humor essays, well, humorous, this description from Amazon pulled me in: "For ten years, Anthony Lane has delighted New Yorker readers with his film reviews, book reviews, and profiles that range from Buster Keaton to Vladimir Nabokov to Ernest Shackleton. Nobody’s Perfect is an unforgettable collection of Lane’s trademark wit, satire, and insight that will satisfy both the long addicted and the not so familiar."
Awakening Shakti by Sally Kempton
Another on the nightstand (an actual physical book this time) that I'm excited to read. All about feminine energy and the goddesses of yoga.
My Holiday in North Korea: The Funniest/Worst Place on Earth by Wendy Simmons
A really funny and eye-opening look at one journalist's trip (because vacation is definitely too strong a word) to North Korea.
Well that's probably enough to tide you over for now. I also have a list of baby-related books and kids books that I've read over the past 11 months, which I'll have to save for another day :)