Just to clarify right off the bat, I do not have any personal pan pizza coupons available should you happen to read anything I suggest. However, if you do crack open (or download, whatever the kids are doing these days) a book I mention on here, we can totally go get pizza and talk about said book. Unless you’re evil. Then maybe just leave a comment? Be cool.
I absolutely adore books. They are wonderful. I truly believe a good book can take you anywhere (yes, just like your elementary school librarian taught you! Librarians are smart, guys.) I like all kinds of books from Jackie Collins trash to graphic novels and pretty much everything in between. If you’ve got an awesome book suggestion, by all means, let me know about it. I’ll add it to the list! The list is currently about a hundred pages long though, so maybe give me some time.
My most recent reading delights might be a little odd for your tastes, but give them a try. A paper cut is the absolute worst you’re going to get for giving a book a try. You’ll get over it.
Here’s what I’m currently reading:
Girl In A Band, Kim Gordon: If you don’t know who Kim Gordon is, then you probably weren’t hiding in your bedroom watching 120 Minutes nonstop as a teenager in the 90s. Congratulations on being more popular than I was. Now, push that popularity aside and go listen to some Sonic Youth and get your newly angsty hands on this book. We’ll stop for flannels and Doc Martens before we get that pizza.
M Train, Patti Smith: I’m actually reading M Train a little out of order since Smith’s Just Kids came out back in 2010 (it’s on the previously mentioned list though) as part of Renee Paquette/Young’s book club on her site prettyfunnyblonde.com. For those of you who don’t watch 6 to 9 hours of wrestling a week, Renee is an adorable Canadian host and interviewer with WWE. She’s also apparently got great taste in books, because M Train is absolutely mesmerizing. It’s a little hard to say what it’s about, but it doesn’t matter. It’s just good. If you don’t know who Patti Smith is, Google her and listen to Horses. Now enjoy this book for the beautiful collection of words that it is.
I do actually read books that aren’t only by women musicians/artists, I swear. (But both of these are really good!) Here’s a few recent ones I’ve finished that might have a slightly broader reach:
- You Deserve A Drink, Mamrie Hart: Funny, funny, funny.
- Furiously Happy, Jenny Lawson: Love The Bloggess? Who doesn’t. Now go read her books.
- Spook, Mary Roach: Her books make you feel smarter. Pick one and enjoy!