January went by in a blur – feels like we just rang in the new year a few days ago. And now, if you’re in the northeast, you’re getting pummeled with snow.
I’m going to keep it simple today and share some of the books on my February reading list. Enjoy and stay cozy!
Bullshit Jobs: A Theory by David Graeber. Have you ever felt like your job was pointless or unnecessary? If so, you’re not alone. In his book, the author expands on a magazine essay he wrote about bullshit jobs – or those that only exist for the point of existing and nothing more. They aren’t valuable, rewarding, or enjoyable. The book is dedicated “to anyone who would rather be doing something useful with themselves.” Sounds…relatable.
The Chicken Sisters by KJ Dell’Antonia is about the ultimate face-off between two rival restaurants who serve (you guessed it!) fried chicken. Many years ago, two sisters – Mimi and Frannie – started their separate eateries. Now, a new generation of sisters – Mae and Amanda – are competing against each other to win $100,000 for the best fried chicken dinner on the popular reality show Food Wars. This takes sibling rivalry to another level.
People Like Her by Ellery Lloyd seems similar to another novel I read last year – Unfollow Me by Charlotte Duckworth. It’s the story of a social media influencer who scripts her life for the benefit of 1 million followers (and a 7-figure salary). But not all the fans have good intentions and one might even be a crazy stalker. Or, at least that’s what I’ve gathered from reading the first 50 or so pages. Saw this on BOTM and couldn’t resist a thriller.
And last, but certainly not least:
Well Met by Jen DeLuca, the cutesy read for the month, is about a summer romance that blossoms at a Renaissance fair. Reviews looked good and there’s a sequel out too!
Full reviews on the best of the above to follow…stay tuned!