what i'm reading lately

it's been a little while since i last chatted with you about what i'm reading. but hey, it's fall and it's getting cold so i'm staying in more and reading. so grab a coffee and let's chat.
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not that kind of girl by lena dunham | this is the book everyone was talking about. lena dunham has been called the "voice of our generation," and while i wouldn't go so far as to say that, i think she writes very well. her life is very different than mine, so it can be a little hard to relate to her at times. but she's an excellent storyteller, and this book was a great read.

yes please by amy poehler | mr. byer just brought this home for me, and i couldn't be more excited to start digging into it. i probably shouldn't have included this since i don't have a real review but i wanted to tell you i'm hip and i'm reading this.

the paris wife by paula mclain | this is an oldie but a goodie. it took me a while to actually pick this up and read it. i thought it was all hype. but it's not! it's so enticing and it pulls you in from the get-go. while it's not a "true" story, but i like that it pulls historical facts about ernest hemingway and his wife hadley and writers from that time. it brings them to life in a way that other historical fiction books just don't.

i am charlotte simmons by tom wolfe | it's been over 10 years since i first read this book. crazy, but true. i won't lie, this is a tough and long read. and i mean long. very long. it's the biggest book on my bookshelf (not counting a few of my harry potter books). i like reading it in the fall, since it is a collegiate storyline. tom does an excellent job of looking at the stereotypes of people you meet in college and really expanding on them. it's not a traditional "coming of age" story, but the characters really evolve throughout the book.

so please, tell me, what have you been reading lately?

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