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Currently Reading Vol. II

Based on this roundup of what’s most recently been/is currently on my nightstand, you’d think I’m fully in the fiction (vs. non-fiction) camp. That’s hardly the case, but the stack of fiction on my booklist was finally too high to ignore.

I read most of my books through the digital library loans via the DC Public Library, which allows you to download titles onto my Kindle. The only downside is that holds still exist, and pretty much all the books I requested in August became available to me at the same time. Hence why I didn’t get to finish Yes, Please and have to postpone Modern RomanceHere’s the most recent bunch:

The Girl on the Train: Was at the top of my list due to the hype–my friend was reading it when we went to Germany– and it did not disappoint! It’s an exciting, Gone Girl-like thriller…not usually my genre of choice, but I loved it. Along with most of the titles below, this one had a loooong wait time.

Everybody Rise: I’m currently about a quarter of the way through and while it’s been a little slow to pick up, I’m certainly warming up to it! It’s about an old money girl in NYC who’s a bit of a social climber for personal and professional reasons. That’s about all I’ve got for you right now because the plot is pretty slow to develop, but I’ll report back.

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: If you want to be motivated to deep clean, organize, and purge, I cannot recommend this book more. The hype exists for a reason, and while parts of it are a bit quirky (read: not balling up your socks essentially out of respect for the hard work they do for you), the KonMari Method seems to be a really effective way to simplifying your life and belongings. I have a tiny bit of this book left and accidentally jumped the gun by getting rid of an entire trash bag worth of random crap and donating a bag of clothes the “wrong” way (you have to read the book), but I’m looking forward to doing things the “right” way, i.e. via KonMari.

Revenge Wears Prada: This book has pretty average reviews online, but I thought it was a fun, pretty decent quick read. Definitely more of a beach read than anything (or perfect for a cozy afternoon indoors, this time of year) and if you can keep your expectations in check, it’s worth picking up.

Primates of Park Avenue: I talked about it a little here, but similar to the Revenge Wears Prada: liked it, but it definitely isn’t in my “top books of all time.” Another one to add to the quick read-“cozy read by the fireplace” list.

I have a few non-fiction titles on deck, but would love any other recommendations you all have! Comment below or tweet at me–fiction + non-fiction…all are welcome!

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  1. Primates of Park Avenue was on my reading list… but maybe I should remove it. Ain’t nobody got time for a book that wasn’t amazing! Time is precious :) haha

    Amanda
    http://anchoredtosunshine.com

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    • Monica wrote:

      I would say still read it, but don’t make it a priority and keep your expectations low…it’s definitely interesting from a cultural/sociological standpoint and let’s just say you won’t be craving the UES lifestyle anytime soon, ha!

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  2. Bree wrote:

    I loved Everybody Rise, just wait until you get a little further into it! Evelyn is so real at times you can’t help but to feel for her!

    xo Bree
    http://bree-west.com

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    • Monica wrote:

      Ok, noted! I got further into it last night and am warming up to it a bit more. I’ll hold out :)

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