// On My Bookshelf: 6 Books I'm Reading (Eventually...)



The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck and Get Your Sh*t Together by Sarah Knight //
You Don't Have To Like Me by Alida Nugent // Feminist Fight Club by Jessica Bennett //
Fat Girl Walking by Brittany Gibbons // Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson

I managed to get in the habit of reading for a significant amount of time on a regular basis last Fall, but I just couldn't keep up with it once doula work and the holidays picked up. Now that the boys go to Mike's every other week I have a lot more free time on my hands. What better use of it than reading? These 6 books are what' I have lined up to tackle next. I've started 3 of the 6 previously, but only managed to get so far before having to shift priorities. I'm excited to finish them, and of course share my thoughts and ~review afterward.

The titles of Sarah Knight's books alone made me want them. A gal I interned with at BUST magazine had posted about them on Facebook and I ordered them without hesitation. They speak to me. Furiously Happy came by way of my sweet friend Rachael. She said she absolutely loved it and was sure I would too, so she sent me her copy and it's been waiting to be devoured. I read Alida Nugent's first book Don't Worry, It Gets Worse and it was so great (read my review here). I started You Don't Have To Like Me back before the holidays so I'm stoked to pick it back up again.

Have you read any of these? Or do you have any recommendations that you wanna share? I mean I guess I should wait until I make a dent in this pile... but I still wanna hear!

xo KB


16 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed Fat Girl Walking. I could relate on so many levels, and it was funny to boot. It reminded me of a less eclectic peer to Jenny Lawson's first book, though I haven't read Jenny's other books yet.

    I'm definitely a non-fiction girl! I'm finished up Shonda Rimes' Year of Yes, and I've got Love Warrior (because of you!) and Hidden Figures next in the queue. Also going to read the Fantastic Beasts screenplay and The Art of Happiness from the Dalai Lama at some point. Whenever I have all the time I don't have right now!

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    1. Year of Yes was one I had wanted to put on my "to read" list so thanks for bringing that back to my memory! I think you'll really really dig Love Warrior. It was much needed when I read it <3

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  2. I've read Fat Girl Walking and did enjoy it. Her voice is really...real...and I definitely laughed throughout it.

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    1. That's the general consensus I'm getting so i can't wait to really dive in!

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  3. I haven't read any of them but those two by Sarah Knight sure sound good. I will definitely check them out (or one of them) on my next book shopping spree ;)

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  4. I loved Fat Girl Walking! It felt like a really long conversation with a friend. Right now I'm reading a really bizarre YA book called Spontaneous. I haven't finished it yet, but so far it's funny.

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    1. Glad to hear the positive review of FGW! I can't wait to dive back in!

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  5. I've been wanting to read Furiously Happy for a while. I'll have to look up these other titles too!

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    1. Let me know what you think if you read any of them!

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  6. I really want to read the two books by Sarah Knight. I've read excerpts and they seem like amazing books! xx

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  7. These are great! I haven't read Furiously Happy, but I read her first book and it was amazing. Last year I made a resolution to read books by women, and I've kind of followed it up with reading autobiographies by women. So far I've read I am Malala, Yes Please by Amy Poehler, Talking As Gast As I Can by Lauren Hraham (I'm a huge Gilmore Girls fan) and Notorious RBG ( ok a biography not an autobiography, but close enough). Since I'm studying for law school, I've been focusing my list on autobiographies by female lawyers. So far I plan to read Sonya Sotomayor's book, Hillary Clinton's (natch), and Gloria Allred's book. Good luck on your awesome reading journey!

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    1. i LOVE this comment, valerie! how inspiring! please let us know what you end up thinking of the ones on your to-read list! And i'ms ending you SOOOOO much luck and positive vibes for conquering law school!

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  8. I LOVE Jenny Lawson. Her blog is fantastic and I really enjoyed her book Furiously Happy, although I don't think anything will ever beat her first one. I laughed until I cried and almost peed my pants it was so good!!!

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    1. Everyone's comments about Jenny's first book have me impatiently waiting to get my hands on it! I added it to my Amazon so I can scoop it up soon! Maybe I should read it first? Then Furiously Happy? What do you suggest?

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HEY! Thanks for dropping by. xo KB