Reading more is one of my goals this year. Luckily, I joined a book club which has reignited my love of reading. We kicked off the year by reading Yes Please by Amy Poehler. I remembered how much I love reading and followed that up with three other great books! So I read four books in January which is more than I read of all of 2016. Whoops.
I am one of those people who just voraciously reads a book. Once I start, I just can’t put it down. So I stay up late, ignore the outside world, and read a whole book in one sitting. I wish I was one of those people who can read just a few pages before bed, but instead I need an extended period of time to just get lost in a book.
I loved every book I’ve read this month. Like I said, I started with Yes Please. I was late to the party on this one, but I really did love it. I was laughing out loud and loved getting some behind the scenes tidbits about SNL. This book led to an awesome discussion with my club about women in the workplace.
Next month my book club is reading Big Little Lies. I went ahead and tore through that one as well. They are creating an HBO series starting Feb. 19 with Reese Witherspoon, so we chose to read this before it starts. Holy cow, I couldn’t put this one down. It’s so good. I’m really looking forward to the series after reading this book.
I also read Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult. I have read everything she’s ever written. While this isn’t my favorite Jodi Picoult book, it’s certainly not one of her worst. This book caused a lot of self-reflection which was a new perspective for her. For years, she had a trend of one really great book, followed by one that was not so great. This one was pretty great!
Finally, of course, I had to read Talking As Fast As I Can. I adore Lauren Graham as a human being, as Lorelai Gilmore, and as basically any character she has ever played. This book is laugh out loud funny and makes you feel like you really spent an evening with Lauren. This book was also perfectly timed because it came out right after the revival. Just when I started to miss Lorelai again, I got to read her book. This book is great, seriously you have to read it if you’re a Gilmore fan.
What are you reading lately?