This past weekend was The Book Con and I was lucky enough to attend and see the amazing, Mindy Kaling speak!
I took a few pictures and bought two new books: Last Night at The Lobster by Stewart O’Nan and Food Rules by Michael Pollan.
Few pictures from The Book Con:
The Book Con inspired me to some degree. As I’ve grown up and immersed myself into this technology filled world I forgot how books used to make me feel when I was a teenager.
With books you’re able to see through the façade of all the glitz and glam of our seemingly superficial society. You’re in the minds of the author and they will often share their bare insecurities with the reader. And I miss that. I miss the realness.
With books there are no filters, no edits, no FOMO because you are sharing the experience with the writer.
When I was younger I used book as an escape, especially when I was in middle school where I always felt out of place. I remember being in 6th grade and not having many friends. So during lunch I would eat as fast as possible and then go to the library to read the latest Sweet Valley High or Lurlene McDaniel book.
As I’ve gotten older I still find comfort in books, especially love stories and books about the Amish (don’t ask me why lol). I’m currently reading, Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll.
Next up on my list:
1. Dear Carolina by Kristy Woodson Harvey
2. Last Night at The Lobster by Stewart O’Nan
3. Mrs Sinclair’s Suitcase by Louise Walter
4. The Lake Season by Hannah Mckinnon
5. A Sister to Honor by Lucy Ferriss
What is on your summer 2015 reading list?