Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson. I don’t know that I would pick this up on my own, but I am thankful my friend loaned me her copy. Just as the reviews state, Lawson’s self-deprecating humor is not only gaspingly funny and wonderfully inappropriate; it allows her to speak in a real and raw way. The blogger / author uncovers her discovery that the most terrible moments are the same moments that make us the people we are today.
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. After a childhood spent in the foster-care system, Victoria Jones is unable to get close to anybody, and her only connection to the world is through flowers and their meanings. Now eighteen and emancipated from the system with nowhere to go, Victoria realizes she has a gift for helping others through the flowers she chooses for them.
Wild by Cheryl Strayed. A life-changing hike along the Pacific Crest Trail.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. I have a weird thing about reading the book before seeing the movie, and this is a movie I’ve been wanting to see. A classic that captures the dizzying highs and crushing lows of growing up.