A wise man once said, “Who you are in your 20s is dependent on who know and the books you’ve read.” I really believe in that. Every time I get into a really good book after a long time I remember how good it feels to get lost in great writing.
Wild by Cheryl Strayed – I couldn’t get enough of this book. Strayed has a distinct ability to say exactly what she means in a poetic way as she details her journey of self-discovery and healing on the Pacific Crest Trail. She’s an incredibly talented writer, and I’ll definitely be checking out her other book, Torch, soon!
Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote - I read this book over & over, especially when I can’t sleep. It’s a really a classic American literature must-read — everyone should know who Holly Golightly is! I’m still undecided on how I feel about the movie though. They changed a good bit of Truman Capote’s storyline, but I still enjoyed it.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green – This book is more past-paced than I expected. I fell in love with the characters and their witty dialogue, and then John Green ripped my heart while still making me laugh. I will admit, however, that I was not ENTIRELY thrilled with the ending.
Humans of New York by Brandon Stanton – If you follow me on Twitter, you’ve probably read about how much I adore the HONY Instagram. I love it so much that the book was all I asked for for Christmas. As much as I love Brandon and his mission though, I felt the Instagram account is better than the book — better captions, better stories.