What better way to spend the cold months than with lots of books? We've got an ever-growing stack of new releases to get through. This fall was especially good for memoirs by inspiring women, and interesting books in general. Here are a few we're particularly excited about.
The new memoirs by Gloria Steinem, Carrie Brownstein, and Patti Smith are obvious choices, but who doesn't want to read what these women have to say?
The first line of Steinem's introduction to My Life on the Road had us immediately hooked: "When people ask me why I still have hope and energy after all these years, I always say: because I travel."
Carrie Brownstein is fascinating, smart, and funny. Any chance to get to know her better is worth taking. Also: Hunger Makes me a Modern Girl might be one of the best titles ever.
Anyone with a pulse knows that Patti Smith is a very special (talented, wise, a little magical) person. M Train is a chance to fall even more in love with her.
Obviously we're thrilled for Orhan Pamuk's new book, A Strangeness in My Mind, since falling in love with The Museum of Innocence (and several other books he's written).
The Good Story is a fascinating conversation between a writer (JM Coetzee, no less) and a psychotherapist about personal narratives, psychology, and story telling.
One of us managed to rope a group of friends into reading Middlemarch, so when that's done The Clasp will be a fun, quick read (and that's not to say that Middlemarch isn't fun!).
Did You Ever Have a Family has some serious accolades. It was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Award. It starts with tragedy and grief, but is ultimately full of hope. Something we all could use more of. Be sure to check the interview Bill Clegg (the author) did with Jenny Offill (she's one of our favorite, favorite writers) in the link!