Wednesday, September 12, 2012

My Summer Reads....

Since the summer has almost come to an end, so (inevitably) must my ravenous thirst to devour as many books as possible in a short amount of time. Not that I don't want to, but the trash kind of has to make way for things I've really really been dying to read. Ahhhh to sit and read all day.... that's the life!

Here are the books I made my way through this summer....

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson -

An awesome book about the man that has changed a lot of our lives forever. Complete asshole? Yes... But every genius is entitled to their quirks. The best is that he knew he was an asshole.. Ok maybe not the best, but it sure was entertaining. It was interesting to learn how much of a hippie he was (you know me). Also loved the stories of Pixar and his contribution... Downsides were denying paternity to his daughter almost to the point of a DNA test and his reality distortion field. Still, soooo talented!

Let's Pretend this Never Happened by Jenny Lawson -

You already know my feelings on this book - Love, Love annnnnnd Love! Her blog could possibly be funnier than the book. Follow it here or see my review on this book here.

Hunger Games Trilogy by Susanne Collins -

Ok so I'm kind of cheating on this one... I'm in the middle of Mockingjay (the third book). I must admit that taking a break from my obsession with non-fiction was great. Will Katniss and Peeta end up together? Ahhhh... the suspense! Don't tell me! This was also one of those stories where you see the movie and the book is so much better. Isn't the book always better?

Life by Keith Richards -

If you couldn't tell already I love reading biographies. Especially biographies about those who were alive during the 60's and 70's. Maria told me once that I was born in the wrong decade. I still don't know how to digest that one because I think I was too. So what's better than to read about it? Keith was a really bad drug addict, but incredibly talented. He had a head injury almost exactly like my mom so that was interesting as well. It's a thick book, but well worth it. I especially loved the stories about him and John Lennon... sigh...

Amy, My Daughter - Mitch Winehouse

I loved this book so much. It made me want to bring Amy back... She was so troubled and would have led a much better life had her husband Blake not entered it. I love all of her music so learning the different things that inspired the songs and lyrics was a real treat. I also learned that she spent some time in Miami to record her albums. I sent a tweet to Amy's dad Mitch after I read the book thanking him for the glimpse into their lives and he was nice enough to follow me back. Thanks Mitch!

Thanks Mitch!

True Love by Thich Nhat Hanh -

A short book of only about 100 pages. I read about this book on the Tory Burch blog and must say it was a great little read. While I suppose it would be classified as a Buddhist book it has great stories and practices for awakening your heart to the love around you. It can be finished in an hour and I highly recommend it. You should totally put in on your library hold list like I suggested here. :)

So that's about it... Still not on the 50 Shades of Grey bus.... nope... not doing it!

All of these books are amazing... I feel a Reading Rainbow Lavar Burton moment coming on... "But you don't have to take my word for it!"

What have you read this summer? Any suggestions on what to read next?


  1. LOVED Let's Pretend This Never Happened!! The.Funniest.Book.Ever!! I just added True Love to my library hold, sounds like a great read. Have you read Zeitoun (Dave Eggers) or The Book of Joe (Jonathon Tropper). Anything by Wade Rouse is pretty funny too (esp. At least if I screamed in the city someone would hear me!).

    1. No I haven't read those Stef! Thanks for the tips... Adding to my queue now :) Jenny's poor husband Victor... Bless him LOL