I’m back (I think?) after a long absence. Sorry, all, things just kept rolling right into the holidays and then I don’t know what happened. Oh yeah, college has had something to do with it! I only have time to keep this one short…it’s already waaaay past my bedtime. I keep trying to come up with some interesting (if not exactly awesome) blog posts and I’m really taxing my brain to come up with something. At this point I’m just going to try to keep up some momentum and regularity. This blogging thing has been completely trial and error for me, so we’ll see how this goes…
// UPDATED GOODREADS TBR//the 5 most recently-added books on my list//all book information is from Goodreads
- Title: Andy Warhol Was a Hoarder: Inside the Minds of History’s Great Personalities, Author: Claudia Kalb, Publication Year: 2016, Publisher: National Geographic, Page Count: 320
Was Andy Warhol a hoarder? Did Einstein have autism? Was Frank Lloyd Wright a narcissist? In this surprising, inventive, and meticulously researched look at the evolution of mental health, acclaimed health and science journalist Claudia Kalb gives readers a glimpse into the lives of high-profile historic figures through the lens of modern psychology, weaving groundbreaking research into biographical narratives that are deeply embedded in our culture. From Marilyn Monroe’s borderline personality disorder to Charles Darwin’s anxiety, Kalb provides compelling insight into a broad range of maladies, using historical records and interviews with leading mental health experts, biographers, sociologists, and other specialists. Packed with intriguing revelations, this smart narrative brings a new perspective to one of the hottest new topics in today’s cultural conversation.
- Title: The Anatomy of Addiction: What Science and Research Tell Us About the True Causes, Best Preventive Techniques, and Most Successful Treatments, Author: Akikur Mohammad, Publication Year: 2016, Publisher: TarcherPerigee, Page Count: 272
As compelling as it is informative and authoritative, The Anatomy of Addiction will lead you to a better understanding about the causes, prevention, and treatment of addiction. It explains in layman’s terms what constitutes effective, evidence-based addiction medicine and how to find it.
This book provides actionable, scientific information for addicts and their families and details how to avoid so-called rehab clinics that are at best useless and at worst dangerous and even life threatening.
- Title: How to Be a Hepburn in a Hilton World: The Art of Living with Style, Class, and Grace, Author: Jordan Christy, Publication Year: 2009, Publisher: Center Street, Page Count: 196
In a society driven by celebutante news and myspace profiles, women of class, style and charm are hard to come by. The Audrey and Katharines of the world continue to lose their luster as thongs, rehab and outrageous behavior burn up the daily headlines. But, despite appearances, guys still want a girl they can take home to their mom, employers still like to see a tailored suit and peers still respect classy conduct. So is it possible to maintain old fashioned virtues in a modern world without looking like a starchy Amish grandma? Christy shows women how in this guide to glamorous style, professional success and true love…the classy way.
Full of fun assignments, notable names and real-life examples, Christy offers a new look at seemingly “old fashioned” advice. She covers diet, speech, work ethic, friends, relationships, manners, makeup, and fashionable yet modest clothing, showing modern ladies how they can be beautiful, intelligent and fun while retaining values and morals.
- Title: Forbidden, Author: Beverly Jenkins, Publication Year: 2016, Publisher: Avon, Page Count: 384
Rhine Fontaine is building the successful life he’s always dreamed of—one that depends upon him passing for White. But for the first time in years, he wishes he could step out from behind the façade. The reason: Eddy Carmichael, the young woman he rescued in the desert. Outspoken, defiant, and beautiful, Eddy tempts Rhine in ways that could cost him everything . . . and the price seems worth paying.
Eddy owes her life to Rhine, but she won’t risk her heart for him. As soon as she’s saved enough money from her cooking, she’ll leave this Nevada town and move to California. No matter how handsome he is, no matter how fiery the heat between them, Rhine will never be hers. Giving in for just one night might quench this longing. Or it might ignite an affair as reckless and irresistible as it is forbidden . . .
- Title: The Good Liar, Author: Nicholas Searle, Publication Year: 2016, Publisher: Harper, Page Count: 352
This is a life told back to front.
This is a man who has lied all his life.
Roy is a conman living in a small English town, about to pull off his final con. He is going to meet and woo a beautiful woman and slip away with her life savings. But who is the man behind the con?
What has he had to do to survive a life of lies?
And who has had to pay the price?
Okay, see you tomorrow, I hope!