It’s getting to be that time of year here in NY where the days are shorter and staying inside to read sounds mighty nice… Although Joel and I do have a difference in opinion when it comes to what style reading is best so here are some choices from the both of us for the cozy nights ahead:
The best book I read this year – I’ll Never Be French by Mark Greenside. A memoir about a Californian who buys a home in Burgundy on a whim. He takes you through his years with the French and his troubles with his home. It’s a great incite into the French way of life. Besides all of that, Mark Greenside is a hilarious writer and I laughed out loud constantly.
Any Bill Bryson Book. But if I HAD to choose – Neither Here Nor There. Bill Bryson is my favorite writer. His use of the English language is perfection. Hilarious perfection. What makes this memoir great is that the insane events that occur in the book actually happened. It really gives you a deep understanding of people and why they are the way they are. Namely Europeans. This is my favorite book of all time, I highly recommend.
Other great reads:
When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris.
A Cook’s Tour – by Anthony Bourdain. Always a great stand by; Bourdain’s writing is witty and hilarious.
A Pig in Provence by Georgeanne Brennan.
Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
The Thieves of Manhattan by Adam Langer