1. Bossypants by Tina Fey
Let’s be honest, everyone loves Tina Fey. And it’s no question why she has such an authentic and wide fan base. Tina is talented, intelligent, lovely, hilarious, creative, successful and yet still somewhat relatable. She reminds me of my friend’s cool mother and my 15-year-old awkward self. I cannot wait to get my hands on her book Bossypants. Before her box-office Hollywood movies, before being Liz Lemon on 30 Rock, before being an anchor on Weekend Update, and even before she was a behind-the-scenes staff writer for Saturday Night Live. Tina was a young girl who had great spunk and lots of ambition. The book narrates her journey, filled with ups and downs, as she came to embrace her title of bossy.
2. White Girl problems by Babe Walker
Loosely based of of the life of Babe Walker, this book documents the hilarious life of a fashionista who goes to rehab for a shopping addiction. If there’s any book out there that I definitely have no choice about reading, it’s this one. My friends are completely obsessed with White Girl Problems and how easy it is for readers to fly through the pages! According to my friend Alex, what is so captivating about this read is that it is just so brilliantly written. Satirical genius at its finest, this book is too-smart-for-its-own-good humor followed by witty story telling.
3. The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C Morais
The movie adaption of The Hundred-Foot Journey just came out and I refuse to watch it until I read the book! Hassan is a native from Mumbai, India who desire to take their restaurant business to the next level. His family moves to France to share their country’s cuisine with the city of Lumiere. This lively family ends up budding heads with Madame Mallory, an uppity chef who prides herself in the art of her French cuisine, who is unwelcoming to these new visitors stepping in her territory. Based off of reviews, this magical story celebrates two cultures beautifully collide all for the love of food!
4. FanGirl by Rainbow Rowell
I have a love/hate relationship with Rainbow Rowell. I mean, she is a fantastic writer and I love her work. But I’m still recovering from the not-what-I-wanted ending to the amazing book Eleanor & Park. The way she writes is completely brilliant, with storytelling that breaks your heart. The book tells the tory of Cath, a fangirl of Simon Snow. She takes fandom to a whole new level as a prominent figure in his forums, fan fiction writing, and more! But it’s when a change of events causes a threat to Cath and her ability to remain a Snow fan.
5. Paper Towns by John Green
I am absolutely and completely obsessed with John Green and his books. He is the author behind my favorites, Will Grayson Will Grayson and The Fault in Our Stars. John Green is a whole new level of brilliance in creating characters that are so intensely real and unique. His story telling is like nothing else! Confession time: I have already started reading Paper Towns and am actually half-way done. The awful thing? It’s been a 5 month pause and I haven’t finished it yet. I know, I’m the worst! It’s not because this romantic comedy mystery story isn’t great…believe me, it is! I plan on finishing this one so soon, because I am dying to know where Margo has fled to. I definitely have to be done with this by the time the movie comes out (the film adaption just started its production). My pretend husband, Nat Wolff, stars as Q the mediocre shy boy who is in search of his childhood best friend and secret love.