Our Reading Guide to Winter
A bunch of books to get you through.
I truly hate to start this newsletter off with an UGH but… Winterrrrrr 😭😭😭 You all know we’re summer people. We’re Sydney people, tropics people, people who like swimming in water that’s around 23 degrees. We’re not up for dry skin, wind, bone chills, incredibly bad insulation or cold feet. Literally the only good thing about right now is hot chocolate and the best one is in Melb! AMIRIGHT!? Ok sorry, enough. I’ve brought you a little escape, a list of books we’ve read lately that feel like holidays, if only into someone else’s twisted mind. Read like that wind that’s about to blow your umbrella inside out, friends.
Romantic Comedy, Curtis Sittenfeld
This book really does have the perfect title. It does what it says on the tin, it’s a classic. A long-standing comedy writer at a show based on SNL, falls in hopeless love with a famous guest on the show. It’s sweet, silly, smart, sexy and fun, with only a touch of COVID.
OK here’s something on slightly the other end of the spectrum, a not-so-slow post-divorce spiralling in which the protagonist, Maggie, does fine, then not so fine, then goes slightly crazy in the aftermath of her husband leaving her. Monica Heisey is one of the screenwriters on Schitt’s Creek, and her debut novel is wry, squirmy-funny and modern, the messy Millenial at its best.