Whether you’re cuddling up on the couch, taking it easy at the local coffee shop, or lounging at the park, a good book is always a friendly companion. But half the battle is finding a good one. Here are five books worth your time:
I Was Told There’d Be Cake: Essays by Sloane Crosley
This funny and revealing piece shows us a girl who reaches for the stars but hits the ceiling instead. With an original voice and incredibly funny portrait of the character, we can’t help but relate to the struggles and beauty of modern urban life.
Almost Famous Women: Stories by Megan Mayhew Bergman
It’s an intimate look at famous women who desired (and deserved) recognition. Featuring Lord Byron’s illegitimate daughter, Oscar Wilde’s wild niece, and James Joyce’s daughter (just to name a few), this book captures empowered women during a time they sought it the most.
A Spool of Blue Thread: A Novel by Ann Taylor
Chronicling a close-knit family’s history, flawlessly told by Abby Whitshank and her husband Red, this novel gives a perfectly charming look at the paradoxes of the self, family and home.
Funny Girl: A Novel by Nick Hornby
Follow the adventures of the young & witty Sophie Straw, as she transforms from a working class English girl to a television megastar amongst a constellation of unique, pop culture characters.
The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty by Amanda Filipacchi
Barb and Lily, two women at opposite ends of the beauty spectrum, struggle with the same problem: the fear they’ll never find love. Both go through fantastic lengths to overcome what they’re born with. Each of their struggles mirror each other with Filipacchi’s untamed imagination.