What We Read in October 2018

October has come and gone and we managed to cram in some good books between eating candy, buying new fall sweaters, and putting together my Christmas list. Here’s what we read and whether or not we recommend them!

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara

I'll be gone in the dark

I’d be shocked if you hadn’t heard of this book. The book’s origins come from a fantastic LA Magazine article and the book is being made into a HBO miniseries. I remember hearing that Michelle, the author had died, and gasped. I felt like I knew her because I was a huge fan of Patton Oswalt’s and he often spoke of her in his stand up.

The book was critically acclaimed and was being talked about all over the book blogosphere so I eagerly picked it up.  To be totally honest, I was a little underwhelmed, but I think I’m to blame for it. I didn’t realize how much the book had to be stitched together post-Michelle’s death. The editors and Patton tried really hard to make it a cohesive story, but it’s rare that a book can come out as good as it should when the original author isn’t at the helm. Continue reading “What We Read in October 2018”

What Books Would the Characters From “The Office” Be Reading?

What Books Would the Characters From “The Office” Be Reading?

As I’m working my way towards my goal of reading 100 books this year, I’ve been reading a wide array of books. Nonfiction, chick lit, literary fiction, young adult, it’s been all over the spectrum. I started thinking of the books I’ve read, and who else would enjoy them in my life.

And as most things in my mind, my thoughts eventually meandered their way onto what TV show I should watch when I’m home. Meld these two different thoughts together and I started wondering what books the characters on The Office would read. Continue reading “What Books Would the Characters From “The Office” Be Reading?”