So Litsy (you know, the social media app I’m obsessed with) had a photo challenge yesterday (I think through #seasonsreading16) and we had to post our best reads of December. I actually read a lot of great books this month (and I’m hoping to finish my audiobook and hopefully an eArc by midnight), so I picked 5. I thought I’d start doing a post about it, since I’m not always great about posting my monthly stats:
The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories, Vol. 3 by Joseph Gordon-Levitt(editor)- This is the third magical little book where collaborators work on telling tiny stories through words and art, and it’s one of my favorite things on earth. I would definitely recommend it for a Readathon, or just when you need a little book pick-me-up.
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah- I had started to read this one during a slow moment at the bookstore, and within a few pages I knew I had to have a copy. But I love listening to memoirs narrated by the authors, so I got the audiobook. And it’s fantastic! Mostly I love the relationship Trevor and his mother have- she is TOUGH, I also haven’t read many books about South Africa and apartheid, so while the book was entertaining, it really opened my eyes to how much of the greater world I don’t know much about. Also, Trevor Noah can speak about a million languages.
Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick- Anna Kendrick is my spirit animal. Oh, I know, most of ya’ll pick birds, or cats, or wild horses, but nope, mine is Anna Kendrick. She’s funny, neurotic, scrappy, and self-deprecating. I loved hearing her narrate her story, from the way she followed her brother around, to how she likes to party like a bookworm (as in, at home, not at a party, curled under a blanket and reading), and how she got into acting.
Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham- I love Gilmore Girls, and was excited about the Netflix reboot (which turned out to be a big disappointment, but still gave some great moments). Graham’s book is mostly about working on Gilmore Girls (with a little of her background in life and other tv shows), and the only thing I didn’t love was how short it was. Lauren Graham is just as charming as Lorelei Gilmore, but even more wonderful as a human. Plus, her Old Lady Jackson advice really is the best! I laughed a lot, cried a little, and now I just need another season of Gilmore Girls, please. Please?
Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood- Soooo…. I’m familiar with The Tempest by William Shakespeare, but I’ve never actually read it or seen it performed. Okay, basically I knew about Prospero and his daughter Miranda, and that there was a shipwreck and an island involved. Thankfully, you do not need to know even that much about The Tempest before diving into Margaret Atwood’s modern re-imagining, which is a play inside a story. The characters are wonderful, the plot thrilling, and the ending was fantastic. I honestly might re-read this one!