My taste is books is weird-ish, I suppose. I’m a big fan of gritty books that are shocking. I like non-fiction and love to read about about people’s lives that are completely different from my own. From time to time I do read fiction, I absolutely adore Chuck Palahniuk and have read (and loved) everything he’s had published. I just about peed my pants with excitement last year when I found a new book to obsess over – Geek Love. (You can find my post about it here) That got me on the lookout for other books that I might be interested in because I realized once again how much I truly love reading.
Well, I’m well on my way to reading 14 books this year. I’m starting to realize that maybe I’m not as much of a picky reader as I thought, perhaps I just wasn’t reading about subjects that sparked my interest. As of the beginning of June I’d finished 10 books already and had another 12 sitting in my to-read pile. Having 12 in a to-do pile is like a miracle, I have never in my life had that many books that I was excited to read one after another.
Before I share about what I’ve read I suppose I should start with a bit of a disclaimer. A lot of what I’ve read I would put in the “adult’s only” category. This isn’t my normal subject matter and it’s not going to become something I blog about often. But I’d like this blog to be an honest place and this is honestly what I’ve been reading. I’ll go ahead and blame my love of “raunchy” books on my mom who can normally be found any evening on the couch with her nose buried in a “romance” novel, you know the kind with the half naked, long haired man on the front and the lady clinging to him! Well apparently the apple didn’t fall far from the tree except for the fact this apple likes non-fiction and would prefer not to read about cowboys and their conquests. (Hi Mom!)
So far this year I’ve read…
Sex Work edited by Frederique Delacoste & Priscilla Alexander.
The Pilo Family Circus by Will Elliott.
Curtains by Tom Jokinen.
Tunnel People by Teun Voeten.
Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson.
Mole People by Jennifer Toth.
9 1/2 Years Behind the Green Door by Simone Corday.
Step Right up by Nathaniel Knaebel.
Real Live Nude Girl by Carol A. Queen.
How to Make Love Like a Pornstar by Jenna Jameson.
I really enjoyed them all. Some I read a lot faster than others and there were a couple I really had to work to finish. If I had to choose a top three to read from these ten, I’d recommend How to Make Love Like a Pornstar, Let’s Pretend This Never Happened and
Curtains. Those were my favorites.
If you look past the title of Jenna Jameson’s book, How to Make Love Like a Pornstar, and just read you might be pleasantly surprised. Amazon had recommended me the book a few times (which I
ignored because of the title) before I checked out the reviews and finally bought it. This
was a really great book. It’s around 600 pages and I tore through this
sucker in two days. I could not put it down. If Jenna wrote a sequel I’d buy it in a heartbeat.
Amazon also recommended me Let’s Pretend This Never Happened – apparently amazon knows what I like better than I do. I adored this book! I spent so much time in the bathtub obsessively reading it. Jenny is one fuuuunny lady. I felt a connection with her writing (yeah, not to sound creepy or anything) but there were so many little thing that I was like “that is soooo me!” about.
Finally, Curtains – I LOVED Curtains! I thought it was an awesome book and I’m really sad it’s over! It actually got me started on a whole new subject matter obsession too! I’ve since bought five or so books about mortuary sciences, funeral directors and the like.
Read anything great you think I’d like lately? I’m always on the look out for something with similar subject matters to those I’ve read above to add to my queue.