Don’t Book Back // My Friend Anna: The True Story of a Fake Heiress by @racheldeloache

Don’t Book Back // My Friend Anna: The True Story of a Fake Heiress by @racheldeloache

last read... 2017 to 2018 was the year of the grifter. Billy McFarland. Yvonne Bannigan. Anna Sorokin. The latter's narrative may have been the most outrageous and unbelievable. It certainly seemed to keep Twitter enrapt throughout the summer of 2018. I was one of the spectators who incredulously absorbed coverage of the con artist, from [...]

Don’t Book Back // The Knockoff: A Novel by @Lucy_Sykes and @jopiazza

Don’t Book Back // The Knockoff: A Novel by @Lucy_Sykes and @jopiazza

last read... Real truth: I started reading this about two months ago. Between a really rough and tough first quarter at work and moving across the country in March, I took in as much as I could. I found myself looking forward to finishing it, especially once I established a gym-going routine which allowed me [...]

Don’t Book Back // Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny by @hollymadison

last read... Over the past two weeks, I read Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny by Holly Madison while on the elliptical. Thinspiration, amirite? Y'all, that was actually a sarcastic remark. Throughout the book, Holly discusses the body dysmorphia she experienced. As someone who thought she was [...]

Don’t Book Back // Official Book Club Selection by @KathyGriffin

Don’t Book Back // Official Book Club Selection by @KathyGriffin

last read... I think there is something to be said for someone who can make fun of herself. Speaking for myself, for every time I poke fun at somebody else, I make three jokes at my own expense. Let's not take ourselves too seriously, amirite people? I think Kathy Griffin has the same perspective and [...]

Don’t Book Back // Paperback Crush: The Totally Radical History of ’80s and ’90s Teen Fiction by Gaby Moss

last read... Every woman who ever wished she could enroll in Sweet Valley High or join The Babysitters Club needs to read Paperback Crush: The Totally Radical History of '80s and '90s Teen Fiction. Easily one of my favorite books of recent memory, I took this book out over the course of three days. I looked forward [...]

Don’t Book Back // Man Repeller: Seeking Love. Finding Overalls. by @LeandraMedine

Don’t Book Back // Man Repeller: Seeking Love. Finding Overalls. by @LeandraMedine

last read... Over five days, I digested Leandra Medine's Man Repeller: Seeking Love. Finding Overalls. Being that it was published back in 2013, I am late on reading this book. I only recently discovered that she had written this and upon the revelation, immediately purchased it on iBooks. Leandra (after reading such personal experiences, I [...]

Don’t Book Back // Born To Be Brad by @mrbradgoreski with @mickeyrapkin

Don’t Book Back // Born To Be Brad by @mrbradgoreski with @mickeyrapkin

last read... I just finished reading Born To Be Brad by Brad Goreski. Like Fashion Victim, the reading material alone was enough of a carrot to get me on the elliptical. I loved that Brad (and I am sure, to an extent, Mickey Rapkin) wrote in the voice that we all know from The Rachel [...]

Don’t Book Back // This Is How It Starts by @GrantGinder

last read... As mentioned in a past post about another novel taking place within the Beltway, I love reading fiction set in Washington DC. Especially since I have left the District, looking back on the specific time and era of these books takes me back and especially when written accurately, I can imagine that I [...]