jojotastic // my latest reads

Always an avid reader, lately I’ve been digging into books even more. There’s just so much good stuff out there, I want to read it all! I swear, my nightstand has a stack of books THISTHICK on it, all just waiting to be devoured. Every night before bed, I tuck myself in and read for at least 30 minutes (or as long as I can keep my eyes open). It’s always been a habit of mine and one of those small luxuries that I’d be lost without. Are you like that? And I’m always open to suggestions — I’d love to know what to add to the stack.

jojotastic // my latest reads
Issue 13 of Anthology Magazine is the sartorial edition… aka a must read. Be sure to subscribe, while you’re at it!

jojotastic // my latest reads
Besides being the most perfect shade of pink maybe ever, It by Alexa Chung is absolutely darling and a total work of art. I’m one of those people who believes that everything Alexa Chung touches turns to gold; this book is no exception.

jojotastic // my latest reads
Is it wrong to have a cookbook as bedtime reading? If so, I don’t want to be right. I’ve always been a fan of the über curated look of Kinfolk, the magazine, so I recently picked up the cookbook. I have let to try the recipes, mostly I just marvel at the amazing photography.

jojotastic // my latest reads
If you need a good belly laugh, this is THE book. I first became hooked on the Hyberbole and a Half blog thanks to this absolutely hilarious post (seriously, I read this post over and over again to help me distract myself from being nervous before a job interview once). Well, now there is a book. Any time I need a laugh, I open up this gem and I highly recommend you do, too.

Also highly recommended: Tiny, Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed. This is perpetually on my nightstand. Lastly on my ‘to be read’ list, The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison.

Top photo by Jojotastic.


Last year, Dan gave me a Kindle and I must admit, if there is one electronic I use without fail every day, it’s the Kindle. I am obsessed. As a kid, I devoured books {mostly Nancy Drew…} at a rapid pace. Every weekend, my dad treated me to two new books and every week, by the following friday, I was chomping at the bit for more. Then, about two years ago I woke up and realized my attitude toward reading had relaxed; I was only lackadaisically reading a few books here and there until I fell asleep.

Well, the Kindle has totally changed that. My appetite for reading has been reinvigorated… In 2012, I read 14 books. I’ll admit, some of those books were part of some, ahem, well-known trilogies. Angry, tattoo-laden girls, teen adventure dramas, and sexual fantasies aside, I did read some ‘real’ literature, too. I plan to do the very same thing in 2013, but maybe with some more serious lit thrown in? Here’s my plan for 2013:

  1. re-read the entire Harry Potter series — at the urging of my Twitter buddy Mandy. I’m already under way and they are just as edible as the first time around!
  2. The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
  3. Grace: A Memoir by Grace Coddington
  4. Sweet Tooth by Ian Mcewan
  5. Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
  6. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  7. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  8. Inside of a Dog by Alexandra Horowitz
  9. For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemmingway — gotta mix in some classics!

Have any other suggestions? As you can see, I don’t have nearly enough listed here to get me through 2013.

PS – I’ve also curated my favorite suggestions over on Luvocracy — check me out here!