After my foray into fiction last week, I decided to go the nonfiction and collection route with my books for the week. I have been meaning to read The Opposite of Loneliness since it gained popularity about two years ago; however, being so close to college graduation myself, it seemed a bit macabre. I can safely say that I wish I hadn't waited. Marina Keegan's collection of essays and short stories is absolutely captivating, made only that much more poignant by the tragedy that took place.
On the other side of the nonfiction genre, I'm also reading The French Beauty Solution by Mathilde Thomas, one of the co-founders of Caudalíe. Now, I know there's been a collective eye-roll over the whole notion of "effortless French" anything lately. But what intrigued about this book was the fact that the difference between American and French beauty, as Thomas puts it, is simply how pleasurable we find it. I highly recommend this read for any skincare addicts such as myself!
After learning that I'm a pretty avid podcast listener, my coworker suggested the Savage Lovecast from author and activist Dan Savage. I gave the podcast automatic points for being on Spotify. Then I started listening and absolutely fell in love. At just under an hour an episode, it makes any drive I take feel quick. Not to mention it is about one of my favorite topics of all time: relationships (and just so you know, it's NSFW).
After five years of holding out, I finally jumped on the Game of Thrones bandwagon. Pretty much the only television show I have ever obsessively read about and enjoyed was Gilmore Girls (needing that revival SO badly). I'm in no danger of doing that with Game of Thrones given that any and every newly published article will be a spoiler for my binge watching. The headlines alone give me some ideas about what is to come in future seasons!