Hello, my lovelies!
I can’t believe it’s already the 11th of January! Where did the other 10 days go?! I swear, I rang in the new year like, last night. Gah! I guess time flies when you’re having fun. Or when you’re busy. Either way, it’s already January 11th, and I have to get going on my
I’ve made a lot of plans this year, and one of them is to read more. My problem is that I always say I’m going to read more, and I create a ridiculously long list of books I want to read, and I just never get around to it.
This year, I’m doing something a little different and challenging myself by making a smaller list. I’m giving myself one month to read one book.
That’s right – 12 books in 12 months. It’s definitely doable.Join me in a #readingchallenge and read only ONE #book a month! #thebrunettewithablog http://wp.me/p70xIj-q9D Click To Tweet
I really wanted to choose books that will mean something to me, or that have been written by somebody who has had some sort of part in my life, so at the moment I only have six of these books ready to go – but I’ve got til June to decide on the rest of them, so.. no rush.
My 2017 Reading List – Part One
Scrappy Little Nobody
When I found out that this book was coming out, I jumped on iBooks and preordered it, so eager to read it. And now it’s been sitting in my iBooks library for a solid two months without even turning a page.
If this book is anything like her Twitter account, it’s gonna be a good time. I’ve read the first chapter so far, and I’ve already chuckled a few times.
Talking as Fast as I Can
Well, it is now.
I love Gilmore girls, and although I do believe I’m 110% a “Rory”, there’s a little bit of Lorelai in all of us. Heck, I know there’s a
little bit LOT of Lorelai in me. I like to believe that I’m a strong woman who has goals and doesn’t need approval to feel and act the way I do.
And, I’m addicted to coffee.
I know the mug in the photo I took says “tea”, but trust me when I tell you it’s always filled with coffee.
The Princess Diarist
I’m ashamed to admit that prior to Christmas day, I hadn’t seen the original Star Wars trilogy. It’s unfortunate now, a few weeks after Carrie Fisher’s passing, that I’m only getting around to revelling in the marvel that is this woman.
Carrie Fisher was a force to be reckoned with – pardon the pun. A writer, a comic, and an all around amazing woman. She grew up with Debbie Reynolds – another tragic loss, I might add – as her mother and I can only imagine the life both of them lead.
Side note: I’m so excited to start watching the HBO special the two of them made.
But, I’m even more excited to read this book and learn all about the life of Princess Leia.
The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo
What I love about her is that she doesn’t give a shit – she just tells it like it is and hopes for the best. I loved her HBO comedy special, and I saw her at Comedy Cellar in New York City a few years ago before she was at the level of stardom she’s at now, and she killed it back then.
A loud, “I don’t give a shit” woman is someone who I aspire to be.
Unfortunately, I’m only somewhat loud and I do give a few shits.. so.. live vicariously through others? Yeah, alright, that sounds like a good plan. Bring it on, Schumer.
I’ve been listening to Smodcast – his podcast with Scott Mosier – and I’ve grown to
have a school-girl crush on love the man who created Clerks, Jersey Girl, and Dogma. He’s got an eye for the offbeat. He’s quirky, and doesn’t give a shit about what people think about his movies.
Plus, he’s liked two of my tweets in the last three months, so I’m pretty sure we’re on our way to becoming besties.
I’d love a deeper, insider’s look at the man who makes movies for the love of making movies, not for the love of fame and money (although I’m sure he’s not complaining about that part).
A Life in Parts
I’ve loved Bryan Cranston ever since Malcolm in the Middle; he was that embarrasing, oddball of a dad that every single one of us can relate to. And then we got to meet Walter White, the darkest yet most loveable character in drama.
I got the chance to meet him in New York City post his broadway debut in All The Way, the LBJ play, and he was probably the nicest celebrity I’ve ever met. He took selfies, he joked and laughed.. just the nicest dude.
This book is a memoir – slightly comedic, slightly intimate – and I can’t wait to get to know this man on a more intimate level. He’s one of the best actors of this generation, and there’s no possible way I’m passing up the opportunity to read this book.
Books 1-6 are heavily focused on celebrities – Anna Kendrick, Kevin Smith, Lauren Graham – but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’ve been very interested in non-fiction lately, as well as memoirs and historical events. I’d like to think that 2017 is going to be the year I learn more.
By December 31, 2017, I’d like to be slightly more educated than I was last year.
What are some of the book you’re just dying to read this year? Leave me a comment and let me know!