I have a lot of downtime at my day job and at rehearsals. I need suggestions
  1. BJ Novak's book of short stories, "One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories"
    Lent to me by a friend. Really tender and funny and surprising
  2. The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd
    Stolen from my boyfriend. First read, super lovely. Realized I'd been starving myself for fiction, as I have been mostly reading biographies and opera textbooks
  3. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, Winifred Watson
    First read. Charming. The movie was more charming, something no one ever says, feat. my actual husband Lee Pace (problematic because he will play me in my own biopic soon)
  4. The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath
    First read the summer after I graduated in 2013. I highly identified then and I still do, but in a different way I haven't put my finger on yet
  5. We Were the Mulvaneys, Joyce Carol Oates
    A symphony of a book about family love and tragedy. I didn't understand everything my first read at 17, but I do now. I love these characters as if they were my own family
  6. Confessions of a Shopaholic, Sophie Kinsella
    My like, thousandth read. I needed something lighter than air after the previous two, so here we are. A million times better than the movie and buy me a drink so I can tell you how I would do it THEENK YEW theenks