Books I Read In 2016

You guys get the idea 📚 I need to come up with better titles, maybe I'll work on that this year
  1. Modern Romance-Aziz Ansari
    This was way different than I expected it to be. But it was also really interesting and I actually learned a lot. Now if only I had a man in my life to try these new theories on....
  2. Why Not Me?-Mindy Kaling
    I love Mindy and am so happy for her and everything she accomplishes. She always had some great insight, even if she doesn't say it the best way, but hey-even she admits she's trying to do better, which I think is a good lesson. Definitely inspired the "why not me?" questions in my own life.
  3. Coreyography-Corey Feldman
    So I'm pretty sure my parents got me Corey Feldman's memoir for Christmas as a joke, but that kinda sucks. Because this was real and honest and heartbreaking and I read the whole thing in one sitting and cried when he jumped up and down in his kitchen yelling "I'm a Goonie!!!" and this book really opened my eyes to a lot of things I had never thought about before and I am now going to recommend it to every single person I know
  4. The Graveyard Book-Neil Gaiman
    Will I ever get sick of Neil? No, of course not. This may be my favorite of his books that I've read. This is a story that sticks with you, imagined in a way that only Gaiman could. Really just unbelievable.
  5. Trigger Warning-Neil Gaiman
    No one is surprised that I continue to devour everything Gaiman has written. I think I love his short stories best but they always leave me wanting more. "Thank you for coming. Enjoy the things that never happened."
  6. Eat Bacon, Don't Jog-Grant Peterson
    A friend loaned me this book when I mentioned I was thinking of going low carb. It's a quick, interesting read that will make you think differently about what you're eating. Not the end all be all in this genre but a good starting off point with a lot of basic information people should know if going low carb/high fat. It's also super cute and has some great recipes and recommendations for further reading.
  7. How to Behave: A Guide to Modern Manners-Caroline Tiger
    This is a cute little modern day etiquette book I picked up because I'm having trouble committing to a big novel right now (which is next in my to read pile) Talks about mostly common sense ways to deal with everyday situations and rudeness but also includes some pointers I hadn't ever really thought about. A good, quick, light read to help encourage friendlier and more pleasant exchanges in multiple aspects of life
  8. The Undead-Dick Teresi
    This is a book about harvesting organs. I know, that sounds weird. But it's actually really interesting. I learned a lot about how organs are harvested and how someone is determined "dead". This book changed the way I think about death.
  9. The Familiar Vol. 2 Into the Forest-Mark Z. Danielewski
    I am already sick of waiting for the next book in this series and it's only been about 6 hours since I finished it. I am loving seeing how this story pans out and there were so many jaw dropping moments in this volume and I know that it's only going to get better.
  10. The Martian-Andy Weir
    I have a severe dedication to Oscar nominated movies and decided I needed to read this. This was a great book with a reasonable balance of emotion and technicality. I barely realized how attached I was getting to the characters until dramatic things started happening and I found myself crying on the bus. I have heard complaints that a lot of content was too technical or in depth but I enjoyed reading it and learned things and I think it made the whole story more credible.
  11. Room-Emma Donoghue
    I told you I'm committed to the Oscars. This story was told in a way that's different than every other story and I loved it. Donoghue really addressed a lot of things that I didn't think about and would have probably just left out if I wrote this book and would have looked like a complete idiot. Really got me thinking about what I would have done in a similar situation reminded me just how big and beautiful and wonderful and fucked up the world is
  12. The Hundred Year Old Man who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared-Jonas Jonasson
    This book was so much fun. It was full of surprises and characters that felt like old friends. It was exciting and well written and one of the best times I had reading a book in a long time. Felt a great connection to Allan's love of vodka and apathy toward politics. Molotov broke my heart.
  13. Milk and Honey-Rupi Kaur
    read this. just do it. so relatable and important, especially for young girls, but really everyone else too
  14. The Girl on the Train
  15. This Side of Paradise
  16. Where'd You Go Bernadette
  17. Sincerely, John the Ghost
  18. It's Kind of a Funny Story
  19. 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea