I think I have finally mastered the skill of reading more than one book at a time (Does that now make me an adult?). I’m currently in the middle of 3 books that are completely different from each other but equally as interesting.
Rachel’s Holiday by Marian Keyes
Marian Keyes is crazy hilarious and her writer’s voice is what I would want to have if I wrote fiction. This book is about a girl who is in denial about her drug addiction. When she is rushed to the ER because of an overdose, her family decide to take her to a rehabilitation center. Because the book is written in first person, we follow Rachel’s thought process through rehabilitation. As the reader, you can clearly see the addiction through her narrations but because denial is such a huge thing, she can’t completely see it. This book shines a light on addiction from the addict’s vantage point. It makes me understand a lot of things about addiction. This book is so funny yet so serious. That’s why Marian Keyes is my favorite author.
The Art of Non-Conformity by Chris Guillebeau
I first heard about this book on one of my favorite YouTube channels. So I looked it up and bought it. In the book, the author talks about stepping out from the normal and having enough courage and tools to live an unconventional life. The approach is very practical and applicable to life. The parts I have read so far have already introduced me to a different way of thinking. Will it help me steer my life towards non-conformity? I hope so. I’ll have to finish the book first. But it’s a book I would recommend to anyone seeking more than the ordinary.
What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding – Kristin Newman
I love this book and I’m only halfway through. The author, Kristin Newman, has extensively traveled around the world. This book is a memoir telling stories about those travels. This girl is crazy y’all! The places she has been to and the things (and people) she has done. All the things that you only dream about doing, she has done. The book is witty and hilarious and very candid. I am hoping the book has a happy ending. If you love traveling and tend to stray away from the conventional and “right” way of doing things, then you should read this book.
I’m currently in that awkward place where I can’t wait to finish the books so that I know what happens in the end and I also don’t want to finish the books because I’m enjoying them so much. But I’ll stop stalling so that I can finish and move on to the next bunch of books.
What book are you reading right now? What book would you recommend I read next? Let me know in the comments.