The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery
Tiny Beautiful Things, by Cheryl Strayed
I’ll Tell You In Person, by Chloe Caldwell
A book of essays by the relentless Chloe Caldwell, who highlights perfectly the recklessness, rawness, and pure beauty of being young and wild and free and a woman in New York. Her stories of friendship, of intimacy, of drug use, and of generally fucking with people who take you for little more than a pretty face are raw and biting and had me laughing out loud on the subway and crying alone in public. This one is for your partner in crime.
Sweetbitter, by Stephanie Danler
Big Magic, by Elizabeth Gilbert
How to be Parisien, Wherever You Are, by Caroline de Maigret and her best friends.