All the cool kids are doing it.
And by it, I mean reading books. Obviously.
Here is what is on my to-read list this spring. You know, if I ever make it through last year’s top 10 summer reads.
1. Let’s Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) by Jenny Lawson aka The Bloggess – I actually have no idea what this book is about but I pre-ordered it from Amazon months ago so I kind of have to read it. Plus, The Bloggess did try to save my marriage. Nice try, Jenny. Nice try.
2. A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty by Joshilyn Jackson – I can never pass up a juicy story about Mississippi women and the secrets of their youth. See also: Divine Secrets of The Ya-Ya Sisterhood.
3. White Girl Problems by Babe Walker – I’ll momentarily forgive her for titling her newsletter Oh, hey.
4. The Woman Who Went To Bed For A Year by Sue Townsend – Mainly because that’s what I’d like to do right this very second. Go to bed for a year. Or at least until next Tuesday.
5. In One Person by John Irving – A bisexual man in his 60s reflects on the wilder moments of his youth during the 1980s. Intrigued? I am.
6. The Flame Alphabet by Ben Marcus – I’m totally not into metaphysical, post-apocalyptic, horror stories, but the buzz around this one piqued my interest. Who among us has never wished we could slowly killing our parents just by speaking? (PS – love you Mom & Dad.)
7. The Odditorium by Melissa Pritchard – Eight vivid and fascinating stories that are seemingly unrelated, except for the fact that they all really happened.
8. Girl Land by Caitlin Flanagan – Being a girl is hard, yo. This book tackles the biological and cultural milestones for girls today and will very likely whiz right over my head.
9. Smut by Alan Bennett – It’s all about sex. We’ll just put this one on the top of the pile.
10. The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margo Livesey – Jane Ayre set in the 1960s? Sure. Why not?