Quarterly book report: What are you reading?

Mary Cassatt’s “Young Lady Reading” (1878)

Research and pleasure reading January-March:
Unrequited Infatuations by Stevie Van Zandt πŸ˜‚πŸ€¨πŸ˜’πŸ€―πŸ‘
Music history, political insights, outsized ego
Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann πŸ˜πŸ€©πŸ˜ŽπŸ€―πŸ’‹
Iconic once-a-decade must read
To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis πŸ˜…πŸ€¨πŸ€“✍️πŸ‘
Old school sci fi trip to the oversoul
In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado πŸ˜…πŸ€―πŸ˜¦✍️πŸ‘
Had to reread this second-person parlor trick
Going There by Katie Couric πŸ˜¬πŸ™„πŸ˜²πŸ˜‚πŸ‘
Good-hearted, thorough autobiography
The Hiltons by J. Randy Taraborrelli πŸ€―πŸ˜‚πŸ˜¬πŸ™„πŸ€
Bloviating take on American dynasty
Be My Guest by Conrad N. Hilton πŸ€“πŸ˜’πŸ₯΄πŸ˜…πŸ––
My dad would love this gung ho memoir
My Story by Marilyn Monroe πŸ€©πŸ˜ŸπŸ€―πŸ˜­πŸ’‹
Heart-wrenching memoir of a shooting star
Wildflower by Drew Barrymore ☺️πŸ˜‚πŸ€¨πŸ€πŸ‘
Thoughtfully wacky essay format memoir
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch/ Jeffrey Zaslow πŸ€“πŸ˜­πŸ˜‚πŸ˜­πŸ‘
Everything you heard is true
The Tinkerbell Hilton Diaries by Tinkerbell + D. Resi 😼😹😽✌️
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ€“πŸ€¨πŸ‘
Buddhist non-attachment or whatever
Charlotte's Web by E. B. White 😍✍️✍️✍️😭
Reread this classic to my daughter in awe of the great writing
Putting the Rabbit in the Hat by Brian Cox πŸ€©πŸ˜‚πŸ˜­πŸ€“πŸ‘
Theater history, great voice, massive ego
Shortcut Your Startup by Carter/ Courtney Reum πŸ€“πŸ€“πŸ˜₯πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘Š
Surprisingly moving business primer
We're Going to Need More Wine by Gabrielle Union πŸ˜‚πŸ˜­πŸ€©✍️πŸ‘
Beautiful, insightful essay format memoir
Leaving Isn't the Hardest Thing by Lauren Hough πŸ˜…πŸ˜­πŸ€“✍️πŸ‘
Had to revisit and rethink these essays
Bossypants by Tina Fey πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ€©✍️πŸ‘
The real real
The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer πŸ˜‚πŸ™ƒπŸ€©πŸ˜«✌️
Funny, intelligent, super candid memoir
The Gifts of Imperfection by BrenΓ© Brown πŸ€“πŸ˜­πŸ˜…πŸ˜¬πŸ‘
Get out of my mind, BreneΓ© Brown!
Gone to the Crazies by Alison Weaver πŸ˜³πŸ€―πŸ˜²πŸ™✌️
Unsettling troubled teen memoir
Will by Will Smith + Mark Manson πŸ€©πŸ˜³πŸ€―πŸ˜’πŸ™„πŸ–•
Erm...didn't age well
Run, Rose, Run by James Patterson + Dolly Parton πŸ€©πŸ™‚πŸ€¨πŸ€πŸ‘
Meh but I love Dolly!
The Wind's Twelve Quarters by Ursula K. Le Guin 🀩✍️✍️✍️πŸ‘
Yes, queen
Happy Accidents by Jane Lynch πŸ™ƒπŸ˜…πŸ˜‘πŸ€πŸ€
Workmanly celeb memoir
Girl Walks into a Bar by Rachel Dratch πŸ˜…πŸ˜¬πŸ€πŸ˜†✌️
Workmanly celeb memoir
Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates 🀩✍️✍️✍️πŸ’‹
Transcendent, stunning, wow, just kill me now writing
Our Eyes at Night πŸ˜‹✍️πŸ˜²πŸ˜­πŸ‘
Last Ghost book 3 made me want to revisit book 1
The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder 😍😍😍✍️✍️
Beloved once-a-decade comfort read