Required Reading, on Trash

required reading, on trash

It can’t always be Pride and Prejudice and War and Peace.  In fact, for me, it can only rarely be the classics, which seem to take forever to read.  I like to move quickly through books; I like page turners.  I judge people too quickly for a whole host of superficial reasons.  But I refuse to judge people based on what they read.  If you hoard romance novels, if you read sci-fi without ceasing, or if you haven’t picked up a book for someone older than 18 in your life, that’s cool.  You are no less a reader than anyone else.  Reading makes you smarter.  Those Harlequin romance novels?  They all have plots.  And if you’ve read 7,000, then I bet you can predict what’s going to happen in any movie or TV show you watch because it’s all been done before.  Impress your friends and neighbors with your talent!  And if you read a more balanced diet, then good for you, too.  You have to mix in at least some trash every now and again.

Something Blue, by Emily Giffin (source – I also have this print and i love it, and all thing Inslee)

The Nanny Diaries, by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus

Jemima J, by Jane Green

Lucia, Lucia, by Adriana Trigiani

The Devil Wears Prada, by Lauren Weisberger

My Sister’s Keeper, by Jodi Picoult

Scarlet Feather, by Maeve Binchy

Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn

5 thoughts on “Required Reading, on Trash

  1. Trash??? Excuse ME! You’ve just listed some fabbo books! And if we’re talking about chick lit, let’s please include “The Deep End of the Ocean,” “The Dive from Clausen’s Pier,” “The Gossip of the Sparrows,” “Prep,” and “You’re Not You.”

  2. Adding to the chick lit list: I LOVE anything by Sophie Kinsella/Madeleine Wickham, esp “Twenties Girl” and “the Undomestic Goddess”.

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