Now that I am back in school I tried to tell myself I was going to slow down my personal reading list. However, I have been feeling a bit inspired and wanted to bring in a lot more poetry anthologies, poetry books and books about writing. Since the entire semester lands during the fall season, I wanted to jam as much in possible that would also benefit me during the semester, but also keep me not so, I guess stuck.
A lot of the times during the semester, I feel like I get into a bit of a rut with school and I know I need to keep some light or personal reading in between to keep it exciting and not so school, school, school.
So, my list is a pretty good list with a little bit of this and a little bit of that. I have sort of organized my list in a way that has my fun reading/personal reading, and then more into writing and the poetry collections.
The Little Book of Hygee
I have heard so many really great things about this little gem. I live for self-help books. I devour them and I love every second of it, especially if it has to do with happy and healthy living. Hype (Hoo-ga) translates to a sense of comfort, togetherness and well-being. And I need that in my life, let me tell you honey.
Sourdough by Robin Sloan
I recently joined the Book of the Month club subscription box and this is the first book I selected! Sloan wrote one of my favorite books Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Book Store, so I was really excited to get the announcement that a new book was coming out! I can’t wait to dive into this. It was recently released, so a book review will be coming as well!
If you are interested in joining in on the Book of the Month fun, check it out here!
The Rules Do Not Apply by Ariel Levy
A really beautiful memoir of womanhood and living and all the hardships of life and love and everything in between. I love these sorts of books because you feel such a connection with the author and you are able to live their life with them. I started this one, and had to set it aside, but I am excited to pick this back up.
Turtles All The Way Down by John Greene
John Greene is everyone’s favorite; I know he is one of mine. I am not really a huge YA reader. I do dabble in them every now and then, but most of the time I am pretty solid in fiction/bios and mystery/crime. But John Greene’s new book was announced and all that went out the window. This one is another one that was recently announced. It will be released October 10th and I am ready!
On Writing by Stephen King
I bought this book for a very long time ago and never really picked it up. I never felt motivated enough to actually get into it. I’ve been eyeballing it recently and I finally feel like I am in the right mind-set to pick this up. Stephen king is obviously an author to admire, not just because of his fame and success as a writer, but with his ability to create art.
My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent
A new author and debut novel always catches my attention. I have heard little about this book, but it was recently recommended to me. I read the sleeve and wanted to get my hands on it so badly. Another YA that has my attention that deals with the good the bad and the ugly.
Why Poetry by Matthew Zapruder
Now that I am studying poetry, this is such an amazing book to start with. Zapruder really breaks down the idea of poetry and breaks down the walls of why people see it ‘difficult’ to understand. Only on chapter four, but so far, I am so pleased with this! Even if you aren’t a poet, I highly recommend this, for the sake of art.
Show Your Work by Austin Kleon
Another really amazing ‘release your creative side’ sort of book. This playful book is something I have been eyeing for a while; I know it is going to be a book that is something that will continue my exploration in the creativity and my writing. I am super excited.
The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur
I am *SO* excited for this release. It is being released in the next week and I am so ready for it! I am also going to a poetry reading with her in Los Angeles and I am also *SO* ready for that too! Her first collection, milk and honey was beautifully written and I know this is not going to disappoint. She has released snippets on social media and it is just ugh, bone chillingly beautiful. Serious author crush.
Bright Dead Things by Ada Limon, and Blue Hour by Caroline Forche
I am super big on Audible as well. I like to take books around with me on there so it’s the perfect companion. If I can find some time to squeeze, my Audible books are:
- Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
- Final Girls by Riley Sager
- Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Hopefully some of these make you want to take a peek! Leave in the comments below if you have read any of the above, plan on reading any on my list, or if you have any book recs! I am all about them books.