Happy weekend, readers! Words I never thought I’d say: I’m spending Friday shooting videos for Don’t Overthink It. (I’ll share more about that over on Instagram.) This weekend I’m hoping to knock out the rest of my Christmas shopping (hope being the key word here) and reading up a storm.
I hope you have a lovely weekend ahead of you. Here are some good reads to get you started.
My favorite finds from around the web:
- Don’t Hate Kevin Wilson, but He Wrote His Best Seller in 10 Days. Apparently, he and his writer wife take turns going on writing getaways.
- I’m currently, finally reading this much-lauded book.
- Millennials weren’t the only ones gutted by the recession. Gen X has never recovered. Fascinating piece from Austin Channing Brown.
- How to Make Time to Read. Great advice from Laura Vanderkam.
- We’re putting together a holiday books list to share next week, with your help. What titles should we include? Add them to this post or share them in comments below!
- My new favorite cozy cardigan is marked way down right now.
- We Paved Paradise. Parking is fascinating. (Seriously—and if you want a book to go with that article, check out The High Cost of Free Parking by the author. You have no idea how much you don’t know about parking.)
When Daisy actually holds still you just snap the picture as fast as you can, extension cords and all. Follow me on Instagram @annebogel.
I’d Rather Be Reading Audiobook Holiday Deal:
Libro.fm is offering an incredible holiday deal! When you gift a 3, 6, or 12 month Libro.fm audiobook membership this holiday season, you’ll get two free audiobooks as a bonus! You’ll receive my book I’d Rather Be Reading AND Circe by Madeline Miller. You can keep them for yourself or give to a friend. Take advantage of this deal here.
On the blog:
One year ago: Travel reading. You all loaded me up with recommendations for last year’s trip to Scotland.
Two years ago: Addictive spiced nuts. We devour this stuff.
Three years ago: Colson Whitehead’s post-election reading list.
Four years ago: 9 bestsellers actually worth the hype. I stand by this.
Five years ago: How to make a book page wreath, and more book art ideas. If you’re perfectly happy with repurposing old books, this post is for you.
On What Should I Read Next:
WSIRN alum Traci Thomas from The Stacks Podcast returned to help me recommend books for the people many WSIRN listeners consider the hardest to buy for — your nonfiction readers, true crime lovers, political thriller fanatics, and doorstop history book deep-divers. Be sure to check out the show notes for everything we mentioned!
On One Great Book
I’ve pressed The War That Saved My Life into the hands of scores of readers. Over and over, the response has been: “I never would have picked that for myself but I LOVED IT.” That thrill of discovery, coupled with that near-miss experience—well, it’s a highlight of the reading life and that’s why I had to talk about it on One Great Book.
Have a great weekend!