books i liked
- •The Good Girl by Mary KubicaVery intense, with a non-linear timeline that really makes the story so much more elaborate. HUGE plot twist in the end, but I read it in a day it was so good.
- •A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled HosseiniThis book was initially very upsetting but it further stressed to me how love conquers all, even in the worst circumstances and throughout endless years. It shows the realities that women face in countries torn apart by war, forced into loveless marriages and abuse. After finishing the book I felt so privileged to be living as I do
- •The Book Thief by Markus ZusakHeartbreaking, but it is told from a very unique perspective and provides a view into one of the darkest periods in history. It tells a story that many don't hear, about a German family living under Hitler's regime that hide a young Jewish man in their basement, and the friendship between him and their adoptive daughter.
- •Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And other concerns) by Mindy KalingThis.Book.Is.Hilarious. My favorite comedy book but it isn't just that! In this book Mindy talks about everything from her off-Broadway show about Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, to writing the hilarity that is The Office. She talks about relationships, her family, and my favorite, her methods of leaving an uninteresting party.
- •Plain Truth by Jodi PicoultI'm not really sure why I liked this book so much, other than the fact that it really followed a criminal case from start to finish as well as how defense lawyers make their case. It also helped me understand a bit more about the Amish, their beliefs and customs as well as how they correlate with federal laws. Not the best book, but very interesting
- •Bossypants by Tina FeyIn her book, Tina Fey talks about being a theatre nerd, bushy eyebrowed, awkward, funny girl. So you can imagine that I found it extremely relatable. But it was also really funny.