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Books, books, books for days!!!

From @wehavesuchfun  

The Girls by Emma Cline. Anything by Liane Moriarty. For something older but one of my favorites: A High Wind in Jamaica. Also Shirley Jackson’s We Have Always Lived in the Castle. These books may or may not be Barcelona friendly I don’t know!

From @thelipstickchronicles

Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls, Delores Claiborne by Stephen King, East of Eden by John Steinbeck, Atonement by ‎Ian McEwan

From @tuesdayswithrachel

Big Little Lies, Wangs vs the World!


From @annehackaway

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng!!!! Also: Wild (Cheryl Strayed), In a Dark Dark Wood (Ruth Ware), Helter Skelter, The First Bad Man (Miranda July), or go FULL basic teen like I do and read the Pretty Little Liars books (they are VERY VERY BAD but I’ve read 4 and apologize for nothing!!!! lol)

From @sunisonmyside

The Unseen World (read it last month and it automatically became my all time favorite book next to Kite Runner) or if you want a super fast fun read then my other favorite is Ready Player One!

From @jelseww

If you liked Carol, I was amazed at how much I loved the book–Price of Salt by Highsmith. Boy Snow Bird or anything by Helen Oyeyemi. So Big by Edna Ferber is a favorite. If you’re into short stories, Blow Up by Julio Cortázar is A++

THE RESULTS ARE IN! After much deliberation and review of over 100 submissions, I have chosen these books as the just-classic-lit-things official summer reading list.
The books are:
1. ‘Unnatural Creatures’, short stories collected by Neil Gaiman
2. 'Siddhartha’, by Herman Hesse
3. 'Rebecca’, by Daphne Du Maurier
4. 'Her Fearful Symmetry’, by Audrey Niffenegger
5. 'Don’t Think of an Elephant!’, by George Lakoff
6. 'The Glass Castle’, by Jeanette Walls
7. 'Possession’, by A.S. Byatt
8. 'The Importance of Being Earnest’, by Oscar Wilde
9. 'Bad Science’, by Ben Goldacre
10. 'Labyrinths’, by Jorge Luis Borges
11. 'Watchmen’, by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
12. 'Oedipus Rex’, by Sophocles
13. 'Paris’, by Edward Ruthafurd
14. 'Catch 22’, by Joseph Heller
15. 'An Invisible Thread’, by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski
16. 'Angels in America’, by Tony Kusher
17. 'Pale Fire’, by Vladimir Nabokov
18. 'More Than This’, by Patrick Ness
19. 'I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings’, by Maya Angelou
20. 'Loves Labour’s Lost’, by William Shakespeare

Thank you so much for your lovely thoughts on these books! Tell me if you’re reading some or all of this list with me so we can discuss the texts. Love you all, bookworms!
Happy Reading!

biography/memoirs on recovery and addiction master post.

After All by Mary Tyler Moore

A Burning Desire: Dharma God and the Path of Recovery

and One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps by Kevin Griffin

A Glad Awakening by Betty Ford

Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction by David Sheff,

Being Sober by Harry Haroutunian MD

Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption by William Cope Moyers

Buddhism and 12 steps meditation ideology

Cat Daddy by Jackson Galaxy

Cleaning Up by Tanya Glyde

Coming Cleanby Kimberly Rae Miller

Cracking Up by Grant Arboro

Diary of an Alcoholic Housewife by Brenda Wilhelmson

Disease of More by Eleanor R

Drinking: A Love Story and

Appetites: Why Women Want by Caroline Knapp

Drunk Mom by Jowita Bydlowska.

Dry by Augusten Burroughs

Eat that Frog by Brian Tracy

Everything I never Wanted to be by Dina Kucera

The Good House by Ann Leary

The Glass Castleby Jeanette Walls

.Gut Feeling by Carnie Wilson

Guts by Kristen Johnston

Happy Hours: Alcohol in a Woman’s Life

High on Arrival by MacKenzie Phillips

Ice and a Slice by Bella Galton

I Want by Jane Velez-Mitchell

Life of the Party by Becky Tirabassi

Lips Unsealed by Belinda Carlisle

Lois Remembers: by Lois W.

Lucky Man by Michael J. Fox

More, Now, Again by Elizabeth Wurtzel

Mother’s Ruin by Nicola Barry.

Moving Pictures by Ali McGraw

My Last Rock Bottom by Sara Berelman

My Life So Far by Jane Fonda

My Story by Ann-Margaret

No Desire to Drink by Peter Claylan

Parched by Heather King

Portrait of An Addict as A Young Man by Bill Clegg

Prozac Nation by Elizabeth Wurtzel

Room to Grow by Tracy Gold

Second Act by Lynda Carter

Second Chances: Top Executives Share Their Stories of Addiction & Recovery

Sober Mercies: How Love Caught up with a Christian Drunk,“ by Heather Harpham Kopp.

Sober Truths by Jill Kelly

Still Standing: Addicts Talk About Living Sober

Get Up: A 12 step guide to Recovery by Bucky Sinister

A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen

Suburban Junky by Jude Hassan

The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

The Night of the Gun by David Carr

Those Drinking Days: Myself and Other Writers.” Don Newlove.

Untied by Meredith Baxter

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher

Yellow Tale by Tiffany Goik