A former co-worker — the first person to ever hire me — told me to read David Benioff’s City of Thieves, knowing I had a passion for history. This recommendation came from a self-proclaimed book worm who had been attending the same weekly book club for the past 25 years, so I figured she had to know what she was talking about. She, and the book, did not disappoint. The book tells the story of Lev and Kolya, two unlikely friends who come together during the Nazi’s brutal siege of Leningrad and help keep each other alive. Benioff, author of The 25th Hour, is a dark and compelling storyteller who kept me on my toes with each new adventure the boys faced.
My good friend insisted I read Tina Fey’s Bossypants, which I dutifully did during one glorious vacation weekend in Maine. While sitting beach side, and in between lobster feasts, I tore through this hilarious gem of a book. I think the description my Kindle offers sums it up perfectly: “Before Liz Lemon, before “Weekend Update,” before “Sarah Palin,” Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream; a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that she would be a comedian on TV.” It’s a laugh out loud story of Tina Fey’s humble beginnings as told by one of the greatest comedic minds of our time.
I hope you take one or all of my literary recommendations to heart as I truly believe it’s the only way to read. I’m currently 84% through a title given to me by my current boss, The Interestings, so I am going to go now so I can finish it.
50 Shades of Grey, E.L. James
A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin
Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn
A Memory of Light, Robert Jordan