Admit it, there's that part of you screaming out "bring on the holidays!" and maybe not even that subtly. You might have told your co-workers to get stuffed already and/or made a fool of yourself at the office Christmas party bash. Either way, we feel ya! It's the end of the year and all you need is some down and out time to yourself. That's why we've compiled a list of holiday reads to sort you out for some of that RnR time.
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
You know how there's always that book on your shelf that's staring at you for ages but you just can't seem to find the willpower to start it. This book is that one for me. I got given it for my birthday almost 3 years ago and all anyone could tell me about it was that is was an emotional rollercoaster you've got to be in the mood for. It doesn't help that my copy is ENORMOUS so it's been even more daunting and was thus placed in the "I'll get to it when i've got a long break and a lot of time to sit and read it" pile. Time to tackle the beast everyone raves about.
Just Kids by Patti Smith
This is one I've read but I'm putting it out there more as a recommendation for you all to go read. The beautiful story of Patti Smith and longtime friend Robert Maplethorpe the artist is one that you won't be able to put down. I can think of nothing better for holiday reading than something like this that is honest and touching.
Detours by Time Rogers
Australian musician, Tim Rogers (of You Am I) delivers his hard hitting story with grace and dignity. A man both known as a soft poet and hard drinker, Rogers spells out a witty tale of life that's heartbreaking and honest.
Meet Me In The Bathroom by Lizzie Goodman
I've had this on my list for over a year and finally, with a (mammoth) copy in hand, I'll be spending some holiday days by the pool digging into this. It's an oral history of New York's rock and roll transformation from 2001 to 2011 by music journalist Lizzie Goodman. It's been noted as both contentious and magical and I can't wait to read.