The Complete @ExtraExtraStyle Reading List
I love to read. I can't go to sleep without reading a chapter or two, I'm in two social book clubs (even though when given the choice I prefer to stay at home), and the only thing I own more than purses is books.
I thought I'd share some of my favorite books in case you were looking to add something new and exciting to your bedside table (and no, I don't mean Viagra). I will keep this list updated with new additions placed at the top, but do take the time to scroll down to some of my classic faves. And let me know what I should add to my reading list!
A book about the sweet (perceived?) bliss of checking out of life through sleep. For a year. One mentally ill young woman + one incompetent psychiatrist = one riveting read. This darkly funny novel will keep you engrossed, horrified, and curious from beginning to end.
It's tragic and comedic at the same time, and it paints a portrait of New York's elite that is scarily accurate. The Bonfire of the Vanities is a page-turner (and is also a fab movie if you're pressed for time).
Roxane Gay's Hunger should be required reading for anyone who has dealt with disordered eating or body image issues (which is, like, everyone). The way she describes her "unruly body" left me with my mouth hanging open - it was like she was inside my head.
I had to read this in high school, but I've gotten to read it over and over ever since. It's slim (unlike me), but substantive (also unlike me). I don't find many people talking about it, but they should be.