A Few Good Reads
There are few better things in Fall then spending a windy day outside in your favorite sweater, with the sun on your face and the leaves under your boots…and then coming home to curl up on the couch with a good book. A few months ago I stopped doing book reviews, they are not my favorite thing to write (and I don’t feel like I am particularly good at reviewing a book without giving away the plot…) but I have certainly not stopped reading! Over the last few months I have read some pretty fab books, so if you are looking for a new read, here are some of my recommendations:
Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.- Ahhh, Breakfast At Tiffany’s. A tried and true classic film that I can never get enough of! Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M. is the story of the making of the 1960s classic, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, starring Audrey Hepburn. The film was based on a short story by Truman Capote. This book delves into Capote’s background, how they chose Audrey Hepburn, what filming was like. Any fan of the movie would love this book all about the behind-the-scenes drama. I have not finished reading it yet, but so far it has been a delight!
The Good Nurse- Now for something entirely different….The Good Nurse was a book I saw on my local library’s new book shelf. I read the synopsis, about a nurse who had a picture-perfect resume but a penchant for killing patients, and I instantly headed to the checkout counter! As I was checking out this nonfiction book about a serial killer nurse, the librarian says to me, “Crazy, right? I can’t believe it happened in New Jersey!” Um…what now? Friends, this nurse whom the police estimate probably killed hundreds of people in his decades-long career worked at TWO of the hospitals that I have personally been admitted to, including the one I was born in! If you can handle a very creepy nonfiction read, this one is perfect, just in time for Halloween!
This Is How You Lose Her- Junot Diaz is one of the hottest authors on the literary scene right now! I have not read his super famous book The Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao yet, but I did pick up his newest book, This Is How You Lose Her, and fell totally in love! The book is a beautiful collection of short stories following his protagonist from previous books, ‘Yunior’ and his complicated love affairs. The novel takes on many different varieties of relationships in unforgettable ways. A very beautiful book!
Jobs - The best-selling memoir about Steve Jobs also gets an honorable mention! It’s QUITE lengthy, the author does not miss one detail about the history of the Apple corporation, but it’s still an interesting look at a very eccentric man! If you cannot handle the detail, however, I am guessing the movie will be pretty good!
Those are just a few of my picks for some light fall reading! What have you read lately?