Only two more books to go before I reach my goal for the year!
Yes, that’s right, I’ve read 18 books this year on my goal to read 20 books in 2016. With a couple of weeks left in the year and our holiday travels coming up, I’m feeling pretty good about reaching this goal. Hooray!
Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham (aka Lorelai Gilmore) is the actress/author’s first memoir. In this book, she takes a step back to look at her life starting at her childhood then working her way through college and grad school all leading up to her roles in Gilmore Girls, Parenthood and Gilmore Girls once again. Along the way, she sprinkles in life lessons she’s learned by being a woman in Hollywood and shares never-told stories from the sets of her iconic TV shows.
As you know already, I’m a huge Gilmore Girls and Parenthood fan, so Lauren Graham is one of my favorite people. I loved reading more about her childhood and how she got to where she is in her career. I learned many things I didn’t know about her and reading this book was just like sitting down and having a conversation with her. If I would have had a couple uninterrupted hours one day, I would have finished this book in one sitting, so it’s a great quick read if you’re looking for something to pick up. I loved all of the background stories she told from Gilmore Girls (the first and second time around) and how she came to land the role of Lorelai. This book shows (to all who may not have known it before) that Lauren Graham is hilarious, talented and intelligent. She is also a fantastic writer and incredibly endearing. The book jumps around from being a memoir in one chapter, to an advice column in the next and back to a memoir, but I thought the layout was great and, like I said before, what I imagine a conversation with her to be like. I highly recommend it if you’re a fan of hers!
If you’d like to read about the other books I’ve read this year as part of my reading challenge, you can find my reviews here:
Superficial by Andy Cohen
The Job by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg
Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter
The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
Most Talkative by Andy Cohen
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
First Comes Love by Emily Giffin
The Chase by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg
The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg
A Window Opens by Elisabeth Egan
Stars over Sunset Boulevard by Susan Meissner
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
The Heist by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg
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