Book Suggestions!

I've been asked multiple times for book recommendations and things like that, and even though I'm not an English teacher or an author myself, I know how to appreciate a good book. My taste in books tends to lean towards chick-esque, humorous, life-lesson style books (a la Confessions of a Shopaholic). But anyway, I'll just share a few of my favorites.

1. Make Every Man Want You by Marie Forleo:
It's a lighthearted look at how to love yourself, never settle for less than you deserve, and how to make sure you always portray yourself in the best light. It's SUCH a great read! I was honestly so so so very surprised!


3. Any and Every book by Sophie Kinsella: I started reading "Confessions of a Shopaholic" in early 10th grade (2003) and I remember reading it through most of my classes. My friend Megan had let me borrow it and I was hooked. I could totally relate to Miss Rebecca Bloomwood and her NEED to shop. It, too, is set in London, but the 5-book series really opens you up to all of Becky's blunders and adventures. The movie totally sucked... Honestly. The books are SOOOOO much better. I'd read them all again if I still had them in my possession. Kinsella also wrote "Can You Keep a Secret?, "Remember Me?" and her most recent work "Twenties Girl"... I've read all of them (well, I own Twenties Girl.. I just havent read it yet) but she also writes under the pen-name "Madeline Wickham". Check her out!

4. Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea by Chelsea Handler: I dont care WHO you are... if you dont love Chelsea Handler, something is sincerely wrong with you. This book was to die for! Her other book, "The Horizontal Life", was also funny, but it doesnt touch this one. I just truly appreciate her comedic genius and I can't help but fall for her dry sarcastic humor and fat little Chuy!

I'm supposed to be doing a book swap with a lovely girl named Ashley soon, but if anyone else is interested in a book swap, let a girl know!

What are some of your favorite reads and why?
I'd love to hear them and maybe check them out!



  1. these sound really good, I'll definitely have to check them out.
    I am ADDICTED to Francesca Lia Block. Her books are so magical and mesmerizing. The worlds that she creates are breathtaking and her characters are soooo easy to relate to.

  2. I'm not much of a reader, but I really want to be. I absolutely LOVE Chelsea Handler! I watch Chelsea Lately religiously and I love lil' Chuy! :D

    Next time I go to Target or Borders I'll have to pick up her book, I've heard from numerous people that it's quite good.

  3. twenties girl by sohphie kinsella is a great read :) i just started reading her book "the undomesticated goddess" and it's a great read!

  4. lainiee: yes yes! i loved the undomesticated goddess! i totally forgot about that one until you mentioned it!

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  6. (oops i said the wrong title) Chelsea Handler has a new book coming out called Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang pretty soon (if it's not already out..)

  7. Based on the books you picked out, I think you'd really like the Jessica Darling series by Megan McCafferty. It's really clever, sophisticated and funny :) Let me know if you read it! This is the first book -- Sloppy Firsts

  8. My very first ink was inspired by a book called 'Contact' by Carl Sagan, in which the author, a very well respected astrophysicist and humanitarian whom believed the only answer to life was within ourselves, and that God was an intruder to our being, 'The weight of evidence for an extraordinary claim must be proportioned to its strangness'

    The sign for PI I have on my arm is more than just a religious symbol, but hopefully an effort that when I die, not all of us are taken for complete fucking idiots:D


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