I’ve been reading with reckless abandon this early spring, and want to share both some of my recent reads and some of the books that are on my list right now. It’s not quite reading on the beach season yet (unless you’re traveling, in which case GOOD FOR YOU!), but it is the perfect time to post up on a park bench (sans parka), or by an open window at your favorite cafe. As always, you can follow my book selections (often accompanied by a good cup of joe) via my hashtag #caros_reads, and check my stories for the most up-to-date selections!
So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed – We all know that social media has revolutionized the way that we think, do business, and relate to others. But as a forum for public shaming? Now that’s some serious groupthink shit. This book looks at real events and speaks to the people who were the victims of public shaming themselves to share an authentic perspective.
Good Morning, Midnight – This little futuristic novel tells the stories of an astronaut in the far reaches of outer space and a scientist in Alaska, and how their past, present and futures are inextricably interwoven across space (literally) and time.
South and West – Joan Didion has always been a favorite author of mine, and this work serves as a travel journal during Didion’s time spent in the American south. Her conclusions about how the south compares to the west coast may surprise you when you reach the end.
The Food Therapist – Why do we eat how and what we do? This Goop-sanctioned nutritionist delves into the motives behind what we choose to put into our bodies, and how to grapple with some of the most common food-related demons.
What Alice Forgot – This surprisingly humorous and wholly endearing novel tells the story of a nearly-40-year-old who falls off the treadmill, hits her head, and experiences amnesia about the past 10 years of her life. Needless to say, things are a bit different than a decade ago. This is a must-read and had me in stitches.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck – I’ve been wanting to read this book for ages (there was a long wait list at the library), as it seems to be the antithesis of the typical self-help book. This one is all about what the author calls a “counterintuitive approach” and seeks to turn the genre on its head with the motto of “zero fucks given.”