The weekend is finally here and I wanted to share a little peek into what I plan on reading. My first semester of 2018 started and it was a week that went by fairly quickly despite a lot of assignments, but I can’t wait to sit down with a cup of tea and read on Saturday morning.
In my last “Currently Reading” post, I talked about the two books I was beginning 2018 reading, but I only ended up reading one. While I returned The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller to the library, it is still on my TBR list and I do plan on reading it sometime this year. I did read and thoroughly enjoyed The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill, giving it 4/5 stars–you can read my review here, if you missed it.
Sarah Knight, New York Times bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck and Get Your Sh*t Together, released her latest title, You Do You: How to Be Who You Are and Use What You’ve Got to Get What You Want in November of 2017. I’ve heard a lot of buzz around her two other books but never got around to reading them, so when I saw You do You I knew that it would be my first Sarah Knight read, but certainly not the last. In the same straightforward, no bullshit approach of her previous novels, Knight talks about standing up for who you are, being selfish when it comes to what you want, need and deserve, and knowing it is okay because you have to put your happiness first.
As the synopsis says… bestselling “anti-guru” Sarah Knight has three simple words for you:
YOU DO YOU.
I requested a copy from Little Brown, unsure if I would receive it, but almost 2 weeks later the UPS man delivered the package to my doorstep, in which I screamed in delight when I opened it right there to see that minimalist, pop-of-color cover. I am pretty sure I scared him a bit, but who can blame me? Look at it!
Early this week I received a galley of Draw Stronger by Kriota Willberg, which you need to pick up whether you are a cartoonist, visual artist, or frequently work with your hands. It’s a little book beautifully illustrated and packed with all you need to know about self care as an artist. It’s set to be released in April 2018 by Uncivilized Books–if you have not heard much about the publisher, you should definitely check them out because they release some of the best thought-provoking graphic novels.
The galley is in black and white, but it has a sneak peek at the colored version and it is amazing! As someone does a lot of writing on the computer and by hand, I thought this is the perfect little book to have available to anyone who works a lot with their hands–you don’t have to be a visual artist to enjoy it and find helpful tips and advice out of it.
I did read a couple pages of each, so I can’t wait to be able to sit down and read them all the way through. Thank you to Little Brown and Uncivilized Books for sending me copies of You do You and Draw Stronger. As always, reviews for both will be posted on here, so don’t forget to check back!
What are you reading this weekend?