I like to pack light when I travel and as city dwellers with minimal shelving, Nic and I keep as few purposeless posessions as possible. While I can appreciate that old books are decorative we just don't have the space!
Enter the iPad! This miraculous machine allowed me to read 7 books on my honeymoon with the weight of just one in my backpack. It's a full library on the bus to work or on my bed side table and it has totally rejuvinated my love of reading. I've read some great books in the past year of ipad-dom and I thought I should share in case you needed a good read for the beach or the bus. Here are some of my recent favorites... all easy-to-get-into and highly enjoyable. I need a few new ones so please share any recommendations in the comments!!!
Biographies and Memoirs
Celebrities are entertaining! Especially when they're crazy, former drug addicts or just good writers...
Open By Andre Agassi- this is a fast and fun read for anyone remotely interested in tennis, crazy parental styles or what it's like to be married to Brooke Shields :)
BossyPants by Tina Fey- if you like to laugh, read this book! I started it about a week ago and finished it in two days it was so good. This is an easy win.
Life by Keith Richards - Are you a huge Rolling Stones fan? Neither am I! But this is a good book and will definitely leave you in awe of their achievements and success in light of their aggressive drug consumption.
Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain - If you like Top Chef, No Reservations or just want to hear some crazy behind the scene tips on restaurant culture then this is the book for you!
Non Fiction These are a few of the most entertaining non-fiction books I've read this year.
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote - Have you not read this yet??? Neither had I and you know what, it is REALLY good. Capote's style is not dated and this book reads like a rivoting novel -- except that it's true -- and then you get scared. Do NOT read alone in a remote country house!!!!
Killing Pablo: The Hunt for Pablo Escobar by Mark Bowden - Do government corruption and violent vendettas intrigue you? Read this! I am just WAITING for someone to make an amazing movie out of this but for now I will just settle for Scarface.
Fiction- Finally! Sorry, I guess I've been on a non-fiction kick!
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen - Not really interested in reading about senseless violence and murderers? Then don't read the above two books and read this! This is a great easy love story with good writing and an intriguing cast of characters. Put down that other terrible terrible romantic novel-turned-movie and read this instead!
Ok, now I need some recommendations. Help me out!