ENTERTAINING AND/OR THOUGHTFUL BOOKS I'VE READ THIS YEAR

  1. Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
    I love the idea that you can live a lifetime with someone but not truly know them. Does anyone really know who anyone is deep down inside?
  2. Watch Me by Angelica Huston
    I liked her first memoir better, but this was an interesting read about her time in Hollywood.
  3. Why Not Me by @mindy
    What hasn't already been said about this enjoyable book? Loved it. I especially enjoyed her stories about being in college and joining a sorority for a minute. So honest, full of great tips and super entertaining!
  4. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
    Seriously, this book. Dark, heartbreaking, impossible to put down. I read this months ago and still think about it. A great story about friendships that become family. Love.
  5. China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan
    I read this because I really enjoyed his previous book, Crazy Rich Asians. They are both fun romps through the world of the ultra-, uber-, super-wealthy.
  6. Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
    This was marketed as a Gone Girl type book. It seems like any thriller with a female protagonist is now a Gone Girl-esque book. So I wouldn't agree with that, but it was definitely a page-turner. I read it for 5 hours straight on a flight to Chicago.
  7. The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty by Vendela Vida
  8. Dead Wake by Erik Larson
    Historical account of the sinking of the Lusitania
  9. Missoula by Jon Krakauer
    I will read anything by Jon Krakauer. This book was so disturbing in its illustration of how rape was treated in a particular college town.
  10. How To Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran
    A fun read from a feminist author. I highly recommend her other book as well, How To Be a Woman.
  11. Girl in a Band by Kim Gordon
  12. All My Puny Sorrows - Miriam Toews
    Heartbreaking book about mental illness.
  13. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel