Monday 09/26/2016: “Modern Romance” by Aziz Ansari is a clever, hilarious, and truthful book about dating in today’s society (wow, that does sound like Aziz Ansari). The audible version of this book is awesome for his punchlines and impressions but this literature is an easy read. We have even learned our own important lessons about responding to messages ourselves (although no one is perfect). You don’t need to be single to enjoy the wit expected and always provided by Mr. Ansari himself, but if you are you will learn the do’s, don’ts, and “whoops” from modern dating. Rating: A (for the Audio version).
Thursday 09/01/2016: “Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person” by Shonda Rhimes is essentially a bible. Just the pure fact that Shonda Rhimes herself exists in this world to bring us How to Get Away with Murder, Scandal, and all the McSteamy/McDreamy action we got on Grey’s Anatomy makes this book amazing, because she wrote it. Being on a Year of Yes myself I found this book at local book store (seriously there is a store that sells books downtown, its incredible) and have been hooked since. This book takes you on Shonda’s adventure to saying YES to all things she feared. It’s a hilarious read and an opener. Rating: A, especially if you have a habit of declining invitations.
Wednesday 08/24/2016: “Sweetbitter: A novel” by Stephanie Danler is an expressive, verbally-delectable, coming-of-age tale of a small town girl who moves to NYC to find–well, whatever anyone runs away from home to find. The culinary learning curve she discovers introduces her to a world she has never expected to join. This novel has the love triangles, the gossip, the food, and all the other cravings you can’t help but indulge in. A must read, whether you’ve worked in a restaurant or breath air. Rating: B, especially if you’re craving indulgence.
Wednesday 08/17/2016: “Available: A Memoir of Heartbreak, Hookups, Love, and Brunch” by Matteson Perry is honestly one of the best Summer reads thus far. I highly recommend this book in its Audible version as the author recorded it himself and his comedic timing is on point. I love his blunt and very 2016 point of view on dating and of course the important practice of brunch. From all the wrong and right drugs, women, and other life experiences, Matteson Perry brings his A-game in hilarity. Rating: A, especially if you’re single.