I've always loved books, but I don't get a lot of time to read. My parents gave me a Nook for Christmas, so I have just gotten into the e-book thing. In fact, recently I've finished The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (beautiful and heartbreaking), Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick (wildly different from the movie), and Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon and the Journey of a Generation by Sheila Weller (a long, but very interesting look at those brilliant artists). I'm currently reading A Year of Biblical Womanhood by Rachel Held Evans. It's about women, both in biblical times and now, and I am truly learning so much.
However, if I had to pick a favorite book it would be a toss up between Bossypants by Tina Fey and Such a Pretty Fat by Jen Lancaster. What can I say? I have a thing for really funny women who write non-fiction. The thing about both of these ladies is that their books aren't just hysterical, they also have a lot of heart, and I think that's key. Being funny is great, but their stories resonate because you feel a little bit of that, "She feels like that? Me too!" That little bit of validation can go a long way! Jen (I can use her first name because I am sure we would be best friends) has a new book that came out yesterday, The Tao of Martha, and I can't wait to read it!
Summer is really when I get the bulk of my reading done, so if you have any good suggestions, I would love to hear them!