Books That I Absolutely Love

  1. Killing Yourself to Live - Chuck Klosterman
    The basis of this book is Chuck traveling and looking into deaths and accidents of rock 'n rolls stars. I'm not a huge rock 'n roll fan but this book was so good that it didn't even matter. It focuses on facts but has jokes and humor thrown in from Chuck's hilarious personality. *Also read Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs by good ol' Chuck and was not disappointed. He's pretty amazing.
  2. Snowed In - Christina Bartolomelo
    I found this book at the library when I was in high school and the synopsis of it seemed interesting enough. Sophie follows her husband to snowy Maine for his job, and the book follows her struggles of relocating, her problems with her husband, and the new relationships she builds in her new city. After I read it I couldn't remember the title or author for years but finally found it and bought it and re-read it twice. Maybe I love it so much because I identify with Sophie a lot.
  3. Scar Tissue - Anthony Kiedis and Larry Sloman
    I am by no means a dedicated fan of the Red Hot Chili Peppers but this book was amazing. I read it in high school at the recommendation of one of my classmates, and I remember laying in bed reading it and finishing it in about a day. The book was good because it was real and raw and so interesting. I highly recommend it to all.
  4. Harry Potter
    All of them. DUH. Serious HP nerd loving here. I am beyond obsessed.
  5. Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore - Robin Sloan
    This book is about a guy named Clay that works at a 24-hour bookstore, but not a bookstore like you'd think. Only a select list of customers actually come into the store, they basically check out books instead of buying them, and then a log is kept of anything and everything that happened during the shift. Clay then finds out that the books and the customers are linked to some secret society and looks into the history of it all. This book kept me hooked and kept me guessing and I loved it.
  6. This Lullaby - @sarahdessen
    Sarah Dessen is my favorite young adult author ever and I have read all of her books, multiple times. This one is my #1 though and I've read it more times than I can count. I even named my late hamster after the main character, Remy. Remy is a badass chick and as a teen, I aspired to be her, even though she has her own fair share of problems. And in full disclosure, I have a huge fictional crush on Remy's bae Dexter😍
  7. Yes Please! - Amy Poehler
    I was never a huge Amy Poehler fan; I had only ever seen Baby Mama and I was not impressed. I was bored one day and give this book a shot, and my opinion of Amy changed completely. The book is highly detailed about her climb to the top of the funny lady mountain, but also goes into her personal life like her marriage and divorce, her kids, and her family. What made me fall in love with her was the part about how she struggled so much in the beginning of her career, like she was a normal human.