Awesome Books Everyone Should Read

Anytime someone asks me to suggest books to read I say, “Anything by Terry Pratchett.” I just think you can’t go wrong with anything of his, butttt, for those of you who aren’t that into the Fantasy/Brit genre, after the jump, a more varied (although, admittedly, girlier) selection.

Junot Diaz

A Stir of Echoes
Richard Matheson

Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist
Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

Lost Souls
Poppy Z. Brite

The Dirty Girls Social Club
Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez

A Wrinkle in Time
Medeleine L’Engle

Practical Magic
Alice Hoffman

Woman Hollering Creek
Sandra Cisneros

The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Krik? Krak!
Edwinge Danticat

100 Wicked Witch Stories

Ovid’s Metamorphoses

Just As I Am
E. Lynn Harris

Stephenie Meyer

In the Time of The Butterflies
Julia Alvarez

Eleven Reasons You’re Too Single

Sometimes being single just sucks. Below are some examples that prove you need to get out of the house, pronto. 

1. You’re starting to get carpal tunnel, and it ain’t from typing.

2. You can’t remember, why, oh why, you broke up with any of your exes.

3. A good Saturday night means a bottle of tequila and a fresh pack of batteries.

4. Your MySpace profiles song is ” I Will Survive”.

5. Did the janitor always look this good?

6. Your eye twitches every time you see a happy couple.

7. Your legs are so hairy you’re set for the winter.

8. When a guy hits on you, you ask him if it’s a practical joke.

9. Your neighbors refer to you as the ‘Lost Cause’, and knock on your door daily to make sure you haven’t died and the cats haven’t eaten you.

10. You sunk after a deep depression after Denny died on Grey’s Anatomy and are still working it out in therapy.

And the eleventh reason is…

11. You found your stash of condoms and they’ve expired… a year ago.