At the beginning of each season, I like to share a new reading list — not only for compiling my book recommendations, but for the sake of accountability. For myself.
But first, have you ordered my book yet? Have you written a review? I’m writing my second book which is fiction, and it is so much fun. I can’t wait to share — hopefully this time next year!
I read some amazing books this winter and you can see the whole list here. Here are my favorites:
I think this book will stand out as one of the best of the decade as it recounts Farrow’s investigative journalism behind Harvey Weinstein. Some parts were incredibly triggering and I had to gloss over the details, but it’s incredible how the #MeToo movement really began.
This was an incredible memoir about a woman raised in a Mormon survivalist family who ended up getting her PhD. It’s a wild story I can’t even summarize in a short blurb. Just read it.
Now, onto what I’m reading this spring!
This is another memoir about a woman’s abusive relationship with another woman. It has rave reviews and supposedly “casts a critical eye” over fairy tales, Star Trek, and Disney villains.
If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been on a memoir/biography kick.
Valerie Solanas shot Andy Warhol, and this book offers a take on her life. After visiting the Warhol exhibit this winter, I didn’t realize that Andy Warhol was declared dead and then came back to life. I need to hear her side!
More capitalism in fun stories!
The descriptions are all elusive, but from my understanding, a couple high school theater kids fall in love and somehow their teacher is involved. Hmmmm.
This won a ton of awards and is a fictional look into an American housewife’s mind.
It’s a letter from a son to a mother who can’t read.
It’s a memoir of a psychiatrist who survived Auschwitz, although his parents, brother, and pregnant wife did not. Omg.
From the same author as The Black Swan (one of my favorite books from business school), it’s “a blueprint for living in a Black Swan world.”
This is a bestselling business book for entrepreneurs that was recommended by Farnam Street, one of my favorite weekly newsletters.
Meditations around loooooooove.
This was voted one of the best books of 2019 by multiple sources, and it’s about a woman whose dad committed suicide as well as some weird story about taxidermy. I’m intrigued.
I’m also a big Daily Stoic fan which recommended this.
Exactly as it sounds.
I’m going to Germany in the fall, and after being a complete German nerd for eight years, I’m ready to dig back in.
It’s been awhile since I enjoyed a good dystopian novel, and this one parallels current society.
All about the way mental health is (horribly) handled in America. May is Mental Health Awareness Month!
What are you reading this spring? Share with me your favorites!