[currently] Reading

Nearly 6 months have passed since my last reading update, so I think it’s about time to offer some more book suggestions!


Crazy Rich Asians // Ok, I loved this book. I tore through it in a week (which is pretty quick for me) and couldn’t put it down or stop myself from laughing. Kevin Kwan takes you into the opulent world of the Young family and the elites of Singapore. It’s being turned into a movie, and there’s a few follow-up books (China Rich Girlfriend and Rich People Problems). Definitely recommended if you’re looking for a light read that’s also a page-turner. (Side note: I can’t believe I purchased this book two years ago and only recently read it!)

The Handmaid’s Tale // So just about everyone and their mother has watched the Hulu TV adaptation of this book. Always one to be late to the game, I haven’t seen it yet so I decided to read the book first. I can definitely see why it’s considered a contemporary classic – the dark, dystopian universe feels very much rooted in the reality of today and shows what can happen when sexism is normalized. The structure felt a little flawed at times, but I still recommend it. (PS – you can lend it for free from the Kindle Lending Library or from your local library!)

Shockaholic // This is the second Carrie Fisher memoir I’ve read this year, and it makes me miss her talent even more. She was a great actress, but an even better writer. She writes in a way that’s hilarious and heartbreaking at the same time. This is a super quick read – I finished in a weekend.

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Author: jennyloeffler

My name is Jenny. I’m a 20-something Midwest transplant living on the Upper West Side of New York City. I recently graduated with my MA in Arts Administration from New York University and I also have a BA in Advertising and Media Studies from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Charla Feliz means “Happy Talk” in Spanish and is inspired by the song of the same name from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical masterpiece South Pacific (my favorite musical!). I aim to fill CF with nothing but good vibes. ✌️ I have interests in the arts, food, style, pop culture, and urban living – and you can expect to find some of those within the pages of CF.

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