BOOKS I'VE READ AND RECOMMEND
I read a lot but I'm not annoying about it so you can trust me
- •Wuthering Heights by Emily BronteThis was the first like, real book I ever read and understood. People have differing opinions about whether it's good or not and which characters are sympathetic and which aren't, but ultimately I know I'm right and it's a book worth reading. Shout out to my sophomore year English teacher Mrs. Koch
- •The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen ChboskyI don't even need to explain this one.
- •Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (and Other Concerns) by @mindyMindy is everyone's best friend. So reading this book is just like hanging out and talking to her would feel like. She writes in a very conversational and relatable tone that doesn't make reading feel like a chore. It doesn't feel like work so you don't want to put it down. This book just fuels the Mindy Kaling obsession and shows those who only know her as Kelly from the Office how much more there really is to her and just how awesome and smart and talented she really is.
- •One More Thing by @bjnovakI've never been one for short stories but all of that changed after I read this book. BJ Novak is hilarious and witty in these stories that vary between short one liners and multiple page anecdotes. Most of his stories are stuff you wouldn't even think of and that's part of why it's so intriguing. It's not boring it's surprising and blatantly candid. One More Thing is a refreshing read that makes you laugh and makes you think at the same time.
- •Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew QuickMatthew Quick is like a south Jersey hometown hero. How can you not enjoy this book when it references your hometown and streets you drive on every day!? Not to mention the different ways he makes you think about and consider mental illness. Good read, good quotes, just good.
- •The Circle by Dave EggersLike a modern 1984. It really makes you consider how much we use technology and how it kind of takes over our lives. But while it does say WE ARE DOOMED PRIVACY IS GONE it makes you consider all of the positive ways technology influences us. But at what cost?!
- •The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina KeeganKind of tragic and heart-breaking. I mean, she died just days after graduating from Yale. Her life was all lined up for her and then it was gone, just like that. The work she left behind is so profound and articulate, especially when I consider that she was my age when she wrote all of it. I could only hope to leave something like that behind. It inspires you not only to write better, but to live better.
- •Modern Romance by Aziz AnsariIf you want to laugh and feel intellectual at the same time, this is your book. You would think this book was all comedy because Aziz Ansari is hilarious, BUT this book is like real hard core research!!! Amazing!! Read it!! Feel smarter!!
- •The Catcher in the Rye by JD SalingerDuh
- •I am Malala by Malala YousafzaiJust unbelievably inspiring.
- •You Get So Alone by Charles BuckowskiPoetry.... It's not scary or confusing. This is like poetry and prose at the same time topped with cynicism and sarcasm.