Stop Asking Where I'm From

What are you reading?

Written By: humarashid - Sep• 25•16

I’m always interested in what people are reading. I think it’s an incredibly revealing look at a person – their hopes, their values, their interests, their fears. Plus, I have eclectic interests and am always up for a good recommendation across genres.

I do my best not to cringe when someone says, Oh, I’m not really much of a reader. I hate that phrase, because even if you don’t sit down in your squashy armchair on a rainy night with your pipe and slowly, reflectively work your way through Walt Whitman’s work (Leaves of Grass, my ass, amirite?), I’m pretty sure you read.

Maybe you read a lot of blogs. Maybe you read a lot of articles. Maybe you read comic books, and for some reason you don’t count them as reading. I’m sure you read *something.* And if you don’t, well, okay. That’s your choice. (Although I personally can’t imagine why anyone would make that choice, but, hey, who cares what I think?)

Reading is the best, and I’m interested in what people like to read. Feel free to sound off in the comments with what you’ve got your nose in these days! Like I said, I’m always looking for recommendations!

Here are some of the books I’ve been reading recently:

  • Sex and Reason by Richard Posner
  • How I Became a Famous Novelist by Steve Hely (cannot recommend this enough! It was hilarious!)
  • The Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling (read all of them while I was recovering from my surgery)
  • Whistling Vivaldi and Other Clues to How Stereotypes Affect Us by Claude Steele
  • The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche
  • UnSweetined by Jodie Sweetin
  • A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy by Sue Klebold
  • Because of Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn
  • Dilip Kumar: The Substance and the Shadow by Dilip Kumar
  • Love, Loss, and What We Ate by Padma Lakshmi
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • A Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan (!!!)
  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

What about you?

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.