Study Break Reading List

Right now I am right in the middle of a semester. Exams are coming up, important assignments are due soon, but I’m really not that stressed about it because nothing can beat my last semester. I was planning and throwing a wedding, had a death in the family, and was taking more classes than recommended including a statistics course. Now I know that I can get through any semester because nothing will be as hard as that one (*knock on wood*).

Even though I am busy, there’s a long weekend next weekend for Thanksgiving and Reading Week coming up in November (which I am very much looking forward to). Also, I don’t have any English courses this term so MUCH less writing. So, I decided to put together a little list of books that I want to read in my free time.

Most of these books have been sitting on my bookshelf for a long time, and almost all of them I bought when I worked at Indigo and got that sweet employee discount, but a lot of times they go on sale or move into the bargain section. I’ll link to both Indigo and Amazon just so you can get the best deal!

Also, I’m sure you can see a pattern with the books on this list. I’m a big fan of humour and biography, especially humorous biography, so I would love your suggestions if you have any good ones on your list you think I might like!

Title: Talking as Fast as I Can
Author: Lauren Graham

To be honest, this would be a re-read. In fact, Evan bought be this on one of our dates around Christmas time a few years ago. I was first introduced to Lauren Graham through Parenthood, and then when Netflix became huge and they added Gilmore Girls and the revival, I started watching that and then watched it again a few (or 10) times. If you’re familiar with Graham, when you read the book you’ll hear her voice in your head. She writes exactly how she speaks and with the same amount of wit and humour. It’s worth a read, and a re-read.


Title: When You Find Out the World is Against You
Author: Kelly Oxford

I remember when I was working at the book store and I saw this book among her other books and I thought, “Damn, she has amazing eyebrows and her shade of blonde is gorgeous.” Then I read the little blurb and I thought it would be a good read! It sounds like a down to Earth, funny take on like which I’m always up for.


Title: The Actor’s Life, A Survival Guide
Author: Jenna Fischer

Why?: Let’s be honest, the big selling point for this book for me is that Jenna Fischer played Pam in The Office, which is one of my all time favourite shows. From the blurb on the back it kind of seems like something I would be interested in, but I’m not planning on becoming as actor so I’m not sure how much I’ll relate to what she’s writing. We’ll see! I’m mostly interested in the little tidbits from behind the scene of The Office and her time working with all of those other actors.


Title: Yes Please
Author: Amy Poehler

Much like The Office, Parks and Recreation is one of my favourite shows, even though I’m way behind and just finished watching the series over the summer. That makes the book more appealing to me though. I also am a BIG Saturday Night Live fan and watched a little when Amy Poehler was on (I was pretty young), but I loved her as a “Weekly Update” host and I’ve also seen a lot of her movies. I’m looking forward to learning about her time on set and about her life as a mom. She seems like she would be a fun mom.


Title: Scrappy Little Nobody
Author: Anna Kendrick

I’m excited about this one because I’ve been a big fan of Anna Kendrick ever since my Twilight days. I’ve seen A LOT of her films and in high school my friends and I were obsessed with the Pitch Perfect movies. She’s also a funny person. Everything she does is funny and I’m looking forward to seeing how she brings that into her writing.


Happy Reading!

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