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gosh, i could never pick just one. hi, i’m an English major, writer and sporadically avid reader. check out my nightstand for a taste of what i read on the regular. promise it isn’t deep or super-literary or much of anything out of the ordinary! when i’m on my game, i go through about a book a month — mostly just reading a few pages before bed. that hasn’t been happening lately, for a variety of reasons. i always read a paper version — i just love the feel of a book in my hands — and more often than not, i’ll choose a hardcover. there’s just something that feels decadent and satisfying about the weight and detail of holding an actual printed book with a jacket that i don’t get from my digital day job. also, as someone who hopes to publish a novel one day and make at least 36¢ from it, i feel it’s my duty to pay full retail (flawed, i’m sure, but whatevs).
so, anyway. of the too many books in my house to even fit on my bookshelves, here are 5-ish of my very favorites of all time. you’ll probably notice the theme of book/movie. i am completely intrigued by the process of transforming a book into a movie and love to see how the versions differ (spoiler: the book is usually way better.)
it’s been a big day, so i’m just linking and not giving you my own review. promise, you’re probably better off that way anyhow! are any of these on your list?
- Rules of Attraction & American Psycho — Bret Easton Ellis (and pretty much anything by BEE except that weird Glamorama phase)
- Sex and the City — Candace Bushnell (although now that i’m writing this, One Fifth Avenue might have been better. but this is obvs a staple for 30-40-something ladies)
- Breakfast at Tiffany’s — Truman Capote (this is my favorite movie of all time, but the book is so different. i also love The Complete Stories of Truman Capote. he is an amazing writer and storyteller.)
- A Moveable Feast — Ernest Hemingway (the ultimate ex-pat story. Paula McLain’s The Paris Wife is an interesting — good interesting! — (fictional) take on this same moment in time.)
- Gone Girl — Gillian Flynn (probably on just about everyone’s list and i am dying to see the movie! was completely bummed Reese fell through. but that’s another story for another time . . . maybe tomorrow in the who should play me . . . )