Despite the lack of evidence published here this week, we have been cooking our little hearts out. Prepare for next week: We'll be serving so much Thanksgiving realness that you'll want to lick your laptop.
But until then, let's talk about books. Here are some things we've read over the past few months that we've enjoyed, plus a few things that are at the top of our reading list.
What have you been reading? And what should we read next? Here's our list:
- A Little Life (Hanya Yanagihara): The book all our friends love to hate. We cried. And cried. And cried. But we say read it. It's wonderful and terrible and hey, everyone needs a good cry now and then.
- Why Not Me (Mindy Kaling): Utterly charming, and we don't watch "The Mindy Project." If you haven't read Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), pick it up, too.
- Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life (Steve Martin): Easily one of the best books we've read in the last year. Martin is a fantastic writer and this book offers an incredible glimpse into his life, and what it meant to be the biggest comic in the world.
- Everything I Never Told You (Celeste Ng): Ng had us at her opening line: "Lydia is dead. But they don't this yet." We had trouble putting down this sprawling novel about a Chinese-American family.
The Martian (Andy Weir). We haven't seen the movie, but we read the book. We're not huge sci-fi readers but thought The Martian was a lot of fun.
What's next on our list:
Here are the books at the top of our reading list right now (with what we think these books are about):
My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes That Saved My Life (Ruth Reichl): Ruth Reichl's chronicle (through recipes) of life after Gourmet.This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! (Jonathan Evison): An older woman wins a cruise; secrets are revealed (!!!).
- Fates and Furies: A Novel (Lauren Groff): Divorce. Happy fall.
- Ally Hughes Has Sex Sometimes (Jules Moulin): We assume Ally has sex. Sometimes.
What say you? What should we all be reading?