Between hours stuck at the airport for holiday travel, extra days off spent relaxing at home, and endless gift lists, the holiday season undoubtedly requires a stack full of great books. Or rather, a virtual line-up for your Kindle, so that you’re never at a loss for an enthralling story, even when you’re on-the-go.
Don’t let the stress of the holidays get you frazzled: make sure you’ve got plenty of thought-provoking, escape-worthy reads on hand to keep yourself sane — and keep everyone on your gift list buzzing with the joy of a literary adventure.
Relatable, humorous memoirs
"Why Not Me?," by Mindy Kaling. $12.99 on Amazon
Check out Mindy Kaling’s second memoir, a snapshot of the sometimes glamorous, occasionally painful, but always hilarious life of the writer, actress, and star of “The Mindy Project”. Whether you read her first book or not, you’ll be immediately enamored with Kaling, who has a knack for giving readers a peek into her fascinating life with an irresistible dash of humor and honesty.
"Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things," by Jenny Lawson. $12.99 on Amazon
Blogger and bestselling author Jenny Lawson is getting rave reviews for this laugh-out-loud exploration of her experiences with anxiety and depression. Though the subject matter may seem heavy, Lawson deftly uncovers joy, beauty, and humor in the most outrageous and difficult scenarios.