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books to read: fall edition

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During the cold months I love to stay inside and read. Here are some of my favorite books at the moment.

Crazy Rich Asians (Kevin Kwan)

Rachel agrees to spend the summer with her (to her surprise, very rich ) boyfriend in Singapore. What she doesn’t know is that there’s already a “target” on her back before she even arrives. The book shows different perspectives from different family members: while she is hesitating to go with her boyfriend, his family is already gossiping about her. This book is about family, money and social climbers. It takes you into a world of private planes, hotel owners, personal drivers and so on. You’ll have to get used to the different characters, but it’s a nice book and it reads like a train. There’s also a sequel China Rich Girlfriend, but I haven’t read this yet.

A Court of Thorns and Roses (Sarah J. Maas)

This book is a variation on the classic Beauty and the Beast. When the main character Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a “beast”-creature arrives to demand retribution for it. He takes her to a magical land, where he keeps her hostage in his castle. Feyre isn’t fond of him, but her feelings grow and transform during the book.
I was a little bit skeptical, but I couldn’t put it down! It was just so good. When you know it’s based on Beauty and the Beast, you’ll notice a lot of similarities though.

Grace’s Guide: The Art of Pretending to be a Grown-up (Grace Helbig)

If you need some tips and anekdotes about growing up, read this book. There are a lot of tips (job interviews, how to make adult friends,…), personal stories and humor. And pictures of Grace herself, lol. You don’t have to read this in one day: take your time and look into it whenever you’re in the mood.

Favorite tip: The car wash is a great place to be alone. (p. 29)
(Seriously, I never considered this before)

Humans of New York (Brandon Stanton)

I bought this one on iBooks. Just because it’s nice to look at pictures sometimes (and their stories).

The Glass Castle (Jeannette Walls)

I found out about this book when I was googling “books to read when you are feeling bad”. It’s one of the best books I’ve ever read in my entire life.  This book is a memoir. A lot of (unthinkable) stuff happens and it really puts your own life in perspective. When you are feeling bad, you should definitely read this book. And otherwise too.

Happy reading everyone! Please let me know your tips in the comments!

 

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