My Recent Reads

I’ve always been a voracious reader. In fact, my love of reading is what eventually lead to my love of writing. I enjoy all types of literature- fiction, non-fiction, fantasy, you name it! If reading was a sport, I’d win every time. Since my major requires me to take several english classes, I often have to read extensively for school work, but I also make a conscious effort to read for pleasure, no matter how busy life gets! Recently, I’ve read three books I thoroughly enjoyed, and I thought I’d share them with you today. 20910157.jpg
Yes Please by Amy Poehler
Amy Poehler has been one of my idols ever since I started watching the TV series Parks and Recreation. In her hilarious and whip-smart memoir, she recounts her childhood in Massachusetts, her love affair with comedy, and her career in the public eye. I loved reading about her long time friendship with fellow improv comedian and actress Tina Fey, as well as her thoughts on working for SNL and the screenwriting profession as a whole. Amy emphasizes the themes of female empowerment, not comparing yourself to others, and putting in the hard work to get where you want to go. This book is a must read- plus it includes pictures!

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Bossypants by Tina Fey
Tina Fey also recently released her memoir Bossypants. In this funny and insightful account of her life and career thus far, she shares about her experiences in the male dominated world of comedy and screenwriting, her thoughts on current culture, and her struggles as a new mother. Fey’s fast paced style and masterful story telling skills make for a quick and enjoyable read. This book also include photos- always a bonus!
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The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
I literally could not put this book down. It was glued to my hand. I’m pretty sure I read this 400+ page book in less than a week. It is the story of princess Kelsea’s rise to the thrown amidst the chaos of the dystopian world called The Tearling. It is set in the future, but The Tearling is technologically undeveloped, so it seems more like the primitive middle ages. The character development in this book is extremely well done- Kelsea is both likable and deeply flawed. It leaves the reader on a major cliff hanger, so be prepared to run out and buy the sequel!

And there you have it friends, a few of my recent reads! Will you read them too? What are you reading purely for fun these days? I’d love to know, I need recommendations.


6 thoughts on “My Recent Reads

  1. I almost bought Amy Poehler’s book in the airport in Madrid and now I sort of wish I had, lol. I love reading too, and I wish I had time to do more of it (well, more reading for pleasure rather than for school). I read a lot at the end of the summer and it was glorious! Among others, I read “A Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley, which I’d been wanting to read for a long time, and the “The Scarlet Letter,” both of which I really enjoyed. And then in a completely different direction, I read “The Total Money Makeover” by Dave Ramsey, which is also excellent if you are serious about getting your financial life in order. Then I started reading “Babel No More,” which was fascinating, but I had to return it to the library before I was done 😦

  2. Ah, I love Brave New World and The Scarlet Letter. I recently read some short stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne- he is amazing! I took Financial Peace University with Dave Ramsey -he is a money wizard, I tell you!

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