When I worked at Indigo I heard a lot about Heather O’Neill- a Canadian author who so many of my coworkers loved. Never having read any of her books, I came across Lullabies For Little Criminals at a thrift store and thought I would give it a try. I did not regret it. A beautifully written book on the life of a girl growing up in the streets of Montreal more or less on her own. Told through the innocent eyes of Baby, 12, who doesn’t know any other life so she doesn’t know to be sad about her. I highly recommend it.
My recommendations on things to read, watch and listen to
Book Deals at the Market
My mom and I went to the market on the weekend and I picked out thirteen books that I wanted.
Me to the volunteer at the market: Sorry to interrupt, how much are the books?
Volunteer: Well it depends on the book. Which book do you want?
Me, taking him over to my pile: These books.
Volunteer: You want ALL those books? We love young people who read. Make me an offer.
Me: Um… $20?
Mom and volunteer simultaneously: $20?!?!
Volunteer: How about $5?
Songs on repeat this week
Man Down – Shakka ft. AlunaGeorge
Bed – Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande
Jackie Chan – Tiësto, Dzeko, Preme, Post Malone
Hit Some Corners – Fetty Wap
2002 – Anne-Marie
Read: Jenny Lawson
If you have ever had experience with depression or anxiety, whether you have experienced either, or know someone who has, I cannot recommend enough that you read Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson (her second book), and then, when you’re done, Let’s Pretend This Never Happened (her first book). Both books are amazing, Jenny is hilarious and has an incredibly relatable voice. Furiously Happy is a very important book on how Jenny has dealt with and managed her mental illnesses, and Let’s Pretend This Never Happened is more a memoir of Jenny’s life to-date. It is probably the funniest book I have ever read. I laughed out loud so many times, and had to interrupt my boyfriend or best friend from whatever they were doing at the time to read them the funny parts. I give Let’s Pretend This Never Happened to anyone who needs a laugh.
Songs on repeat this week: Getting in the summer mood
Cuando Tu Quieras – J Balvin
Ball For Me – Post Malone, Nicki Minaj
Simple – Florida Georgia Line
Back To You – Selena Gomez
Push Back – Ne-Yo, Bebe Rexha, Stefflon Don
Summer Fever – Little Big Town