I believe it’s about time to share what I’ve been reading this summer. Here goes:
Bossypants by Tina Fey
Bossypants was a hilarious look at Fey’s childhood, breaking into show-biz, and backstage at SNL and 30 Rock. The last chapter or two felt rushed, but I was generally pleased with what she chose to include in this memoir. This is one of those quick beach reads that is fun for a minute or two.
1984 by George Orwell
For some reason, I’m the only person who didn’t have this on a required reading list in high school. I know the public education system failed me, but c’mon!
I pretty much love any book with Utopia/Dystopia themes, so this was a win! I’m also amazed that something something written in the 1940s could be so timeless. The problems in 1984 are still threats to us today. Bravo, Orwell. Bravo.
The Devil in The White City by Eric Larson
This took me an embarrassingly long time to finish. I would pick it up, read the first chapter, and then completely forget that I was reading it. So, I’ve been meaning to finish it for over two years now. *shame*
I finally made the commitment and I’m ohsoglad I did. The Devil in The White City is a blow-your-socks-off non-fiction piece that parallels the Chicago World’s Fair to the story of a serial murderer. I couldn’t put it down and it inspired me to hop on the ole Google to find out more about the fair. I’m not sure I’ve ever been so moved by a book as to investigate the history for myself. I’m so excited they are making this into a movie!
What are you reading this summer? What books are you stoked to see turn into movies?