Participating in The Broke and the Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday this week because that’s all I have the mental energy to do. You’ll notice I kind of cheated by making the Millenium series #8, 9 and 10. Sorry, not sorry about it. 😉 Once I get through the next few weeks of grad school craziness my posts will hopefully be a bit more intensive.
- Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
This book was actually recommended by President Obama and also on an NPR segment so with that winning combination I couldn’t really pass it up! Overall I enjoyed it, though most of the plot has already left my recollection.
- How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran
This book was a recommendation from Emma Watson’s monthly book club. It was funny and overall a great feminist work, though I was uncomfortable with her portrayal of some LGBT issues.
- Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir by Jenny Lawson
My former supervisor recommended this one to me and I was so glad she did. One of the funniest books I read (really, listened to) this year.
- Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman
A hilarious, wonderful title recommended by a fellow blogger.
- The Alchemist by Paul Coehlo
This one was recommended by a Buzzfeed article. Honestly, I was disappointed, and found it way too preachy.
- Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
This was recommended to me by my aunt, who was re-reading it for her book club. I really didn’t love it, and I think she actually ended up hating it too upon re-reading.
- Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk
This one was indirectly recommended to me by the band Panic! At the Disco. I was a superfan in high school and after finding out that my favorite album was written based off this book, I had to read it. Palahniuk remains one of the most fascinating authors I’ve ever read.
- 9. and 10. The Millenium series by Steig Larsson
This one was actually read to me way back in high school and I filed it away in the back of my mind until this year when I actually had a moment to read it – and it lived up to the hype!