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What I've Been Reading Lately

It's been awhile since I wrote about books on my blog. Back in 2018 when I was reading multiple books a month I was always updating with what titles I read and what I thought about them. To be honest, I've been reading a lot less than I used to, and a lot less than I would like. But I wanted to pop in and put you guys on some of the great books I've read recently.

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

My dad is a huge Cormac McCarthy fan, so on my most recent flight to California I picked up this book to read along the way. I ended up reading the entire book in essentially one sitting. I started it when I boarded my flight and picked back up sitting in a cozy chair watching planes take off by the Starbucks at LAX.

I also cried in that chair by the Starbucks...twice. Over this book. My dad mentioned that he writes in an odd style and can be hard to follow, but personally I loved the flow of the book and how it isn't broken off into chapters. It read as if somebody was directly telling me the story.

This is actually the most recent book I have read until this month. I was truly captivated by the book and convinced that no other book could make me feel the way this one did, but as an avid reader I knew I would have to read again. If you haven't read this yet, go pick it up now. And a box of tissues. And maybe a therapist if you don't already have one.

Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke by Eric LaRocca

When I picked up this book I was convinced it was going to be a flop. My older sister had started to read it after seeing great reviews but she decided it sucked so she told me I should try to read it. Surprisingly I loved this book, but I am a lover of very strange and disturbing art.

This is an extremely quick read, which I love because I was able to read it in one sitting and experience the story whole. Like the last title, this book has a different format but is worth the read if you're down for the challenge.

Calypso by David Sedaris

I listened to the audiobook version of this during a long drive and to put it short, it's hilarious. I loved the quirky and odd humor throughout the book and it definitely kept me entertained.

The Girls by Emma Cline

I just picked up this title while I was on a walk with my friend. We stumbled across a little free library in somebody's yard and when I saw Lena Dunham gave it praise I knew I needed to read it. I'm only 10 pages in so I can't give an accurate review of it, but I'm hoping that it's a hit. I'm trying not to go too hard on it since it is my first read since The Road.


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