According to this website, reading makes you both interesting and attractive. Which is precisely why I devour books so voraciously.
One of the most common questions I get asked (second to, “what happened to your hair?”) by friends, acquaintances and strangers alike, is “what are you reading right now?” or “what should I read next?”
First, I tell them that my hair burnt off during a botched bleach job (long story), and then I rattle off like 12 books top of mind and they’re all like, “hold up, lemme get a pen.”
SO. To make things easier for everyone, I’ve compiled a list of 30 books, all by totally kicka$$ women authors (because #girlpower). In order to get through them all by summer’s end, you’ll have to read a new book every 3.1 days, which is why I’m giving you a head start and posting this now.
These are the books I’ve been reading while writing littlefoolbook. These are the books I’ve turned to for inspiration, for a laugh, a cry, and even for wisdom. Some of these books have gotten me through some pretty hard times (read: my hair falling out, being uber lonely in a new city, and struggling with my reflection in the mirror). Others have inspired me to be vulnerable in my own writing, and to take chances in my career. All of them have made me proud to be a woman. I feel pretty confident saying, there is a book on this list for every girl and almost every circumstance.
Books For The Fiction Lovers
- LIFE AS I BLOW IT: Tales of Love, Life & Sex...Not Necessarily in That Order by Sarah Colonna
CHELSEA CHELSEA BANG BANG by Chelsea Handler
LET’S PRETEND THIS NEVER HAPPENED by Jenny Lawson
THE GIRL WITH THE LOWER BACK TATTOO by Amy Schumer
For a Memoir That Will Make You Say, "Woah!"
- BLACKOUT: Remembering The Things I Drank to Forget by Sarah Hepola
HOW TO MURDER YOUR LIFE by Cat Marnell
WILD by Cheryl Strayed
For Essays on the Female Experience (That Will Also Make You LOL, Cry, & Feel Things)
NOT THAT KIND OF GIRL by Lena Dunham
I FEEL BAD ABOUT MY NECK and Other Thoughts on Being a Woman by Nora Ephron
YOU’LL GROW OUT OF IT by Jessi Klein
SEX OBJECT by Jessica Valenti