Recent Reads – Spring Edition

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I’ve been making my way through my Spring Reading List and I’ll tell you what, I’ve picked some goodies! Here’s a little run down of my latest reads.

Wildflower by Drew Barrymore – Drew Barrymore has lead a pretty unorthodox life from child star to wild teen and all the way to a highly successful actor and producer. Wildflower is a collection of stories told by Drew touching on each of those times in her life. This book served as a pretty solid confirmation of how damn likeable she is. It also made me want to watch E.T. real bad. Love that woman!

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The Girls by Emma Cline – When it comes to cults, I can’t help but wonder HOW? How did these people end up here? How can they not see this gang of peeps for what it really is? How have they not woken up one day and thought ‘Well shit… I think I’m in a cult.’ Reading this book written from the perspective of a young woman drawn in by the carefree nature of a group on the outskirts of town gave me some of those answers. I loved the eloquent way Emma Cline detailed the unspoken understandings amongst the group and the vulnerabilities of an individual dominated by group think. Amazing first book for this author.

The Martian by Andy Weir – Although I wouldn’t describe myself as a sci-fi fan I really like stories of survival. Someone using their mind, skills and limited resources to get themselves out of some kind of dangerous situation is what I’m about and The Martian really is THE ultimate survival sitch. Through a series of unfortunate events, astronaut Mark Watney finds himself stranded on Mars and now he needs to work out how to survive and get the hell off this desolate planet. I actually strangely enjoyed the science chat and couldn’t get enough of the unexpected hilarity delivered by the main character. Yes to this one.

The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan -I’m only about 50 or so pages into this one but I’m loving how raw and real Marina Keegan’s characters are. This book completely took me back to my younger years when I spent too much time caring about what people thought of me. Some very insightful observations about human nature. Looking forward to getting further into it!

I’d love to know what you’ve been reading lately! Comment below or hook us a tweet.

Until next time…That’s what she said.

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