Recently, I discovered Grace Atwood’s blog The Stripe via Instagram. Instantly I knew that this is a blog that I would love. Why? Because one of the things that she talks about is all of the books that she reads. When I was younger you couldn’t pry me away from a good book. I would read all of the time. Then I became an “adult” and got “busy”. Discovering this blog, and Grace, has helped me to remember that you really do make time for the things that are important to you, like reading. It has inspired a new section of the blog, Culley Avenue Books.
Here are the books scheduled to read in January:
Just a note before we get into it, there are only two. I know, super inspiring. ha! But let’s be real, I haven’t actually sat down to read a physical book in a hot minute! I listen to A TON of Audible books. Which still counts btw. I’ll include those books in my recaps, but for this I wanted to stick with physical books. Also, because I prepare for nothing, these are books that I already had but have yet to read!
Now let’s get into the first edition of Culley Avenue Books:
How to Murder Your Life
by Cat Marnell
This book purchase was heavily influenced by Lauryn from The Skinny Confidential! I purchased the book over a year ago, I think. I started it but never finished it. Not because it was boring, but because I didn’t make the time!
How to Murder Your Life is a memoir of Cat’s life as NYC beauty editor & prescription pill addict. Her story is full of self-sabotage and self-loathing, all while trying to climb her way to the top.
The Girl From Venice
by Martin Cruz Smith
I picked up this book during one of my thrifting adventures in the $0.99 bin. The cover caught my eye, as well as my love for anything Italian!
The Girl from Venice is a thriller, mystery and retelling of Italian history. Based in 1945, Italy is still in fear of the Third Reich. One night, a fisherman discovers a girl’s body floating in the water. Upon realizing that she is alive, and a Jew, he helps hide her from the Nazis. This is their story.
You can read The Girl from Venice book review here.
What are you reading this month? Do you have any book recommendations for me? I am always looking for a good read. You know I’ll be following along with Grace’s book recommendations too!