Dear kind souls of the Tumblr-universe, Might I trouble you for a recommendation or five regarding some decent books I should be reading?
I recently read Just Kids by Patti Smith, The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion, and The Rise of Enlightened Sexism by Susan Douglas.
First and foremost, I’m in the mood for a good novel. Secondly, I would like to keep my eye out for the following: a solid memoir, a frivolous beach read, and possibly a classic “Summer Reading List” book I never actually read in high school (or one that is at least worth a revisit) to indulge this summer.
Classic to contemporary, rich to ridiculous - you name it, I’ll read it. Request and I’ll review! I’m sure that gives you zero incentive, but I’ll take my chances. The cave in which I have tossed possibly interesting book titles (that I rarely remember to actually purchase) and what my mother has used as a Christmas list with my name on it for years now is my Alibris Wishlist (of Rich and Ridiculous Literature) (or Trashcan Organization: The Kate Borbas Story).
Give me some titles! Stat!
My copy of the Kurt Cobain Journals was immediately adopted into our house bathroom. While I’ve never understood the phenomenon of bathroom reading of even having time to read while you do your business (I suppose it really is just a male phenomenon), of all things to be there next to a grimy toilet/shower/sink I share with 3+ boys, I’m happy it is this book.
Sam Winston, Pencil Drawing
Sam Winston, excerpt from A Dictionary Story