The truth is I'm broke. The euro and the pound joined forces to decimate my bank account, so if I'm being honest, probably not much more travel is happening this year for me. So keeping in line with the autumn travel theme we began Monday, my reading list is probably more of a "staycation" reading list (although I am running low on PTO these days as well), but just go with it. I will probably have a long car ride up to New Jersey (::shudder::) for Thanksgiving next month, and maybe I can scrape together some funds to visit my buds in New York before it gets too cold; these trips will definitely require some books for the road. This summer I finished Gone Girl and I *just* finished The Goldfinch, which was hella long and heavy as FUCK (really good though), so it's time to lighten up for my autumn list.
NOT THAT KIND OF GIRL: A YOUNG WOMAN TELLS YOU WHAT SHE'S "LEARNED"
I will unapologetically tell you that I think Lena Dunham is a motherfucking genius. I love "Girls," and although I think Lena is also kind of batshit (in a good way), I can relate to a lot of the essays in her memoir. Plus she's a freakin' BOSS. She's a 28-year-old chick DOMINATING in a predominantly male industry, and I just admire her to no end. I am almost finished this book, and it is absolutely hilarious and full of real talk.
WHERE'D YOU GO, BERNADETTE?
You might remember this from Jen's beach reads, and since it's written by an "Arrested Development" writer, I have high hopes because that show is hilarious. Truthfully, I downloaded it just the other night because Barnes & Noble was having a 40 percent off sale on New York Times bestsellers. Easiest way to figure out my next read, huh?
A COOK'S TOUR: GLOBAL ADVENTURES IN EXTREME CUISINES
He's an unabashed asshole obsessed with food and traveling, so it probably comes as no surprise to you that I adore Anthony Bourdain. I haven't watched his show on CNN, but I regularly watched "No Reservations" on the Travel Channel. Still, I've never read any of his books. If they're anything like his shows -- full of crazy food, wanderlust, biting wit, and profanity -- then I know I'll enjoy his writing.
IN A SUNBURNED COUNTRY
Again, since I'll be putting the brakes on any major travel in the next few months, I may as well continue the travel theme and live vicariously through my book list. My roommate recently read Bill Bryson's books, including In A Sunburned Country, and found them engrossing and funny. Australia is definitely at the top of my list of places to visit, but it's far away and expensive, so for now, I'll read about Bryson's time there.
What will you be reading on your fall trips this year?