Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
Hilarious, twisted, shocking, and totally worth it. The movie was less impressive.
The Addams Family
Classic from my childhood. Holds up well. Comedic gold over twenty years later. Let your kids watch it. Watch it with them.
In the Skin of a Lion by Michael Ondaatje
My first encounter with Ondaatje. Poetic language, almost too many voices. I loved it.
Look Me In the Eye by John Elder Robison
Brother of Augusten Burroughs. He tells a much different story of their family than his younger brother. A very interesting read on how children with Aspergers lived and were treated before Aspergers was a diagnosis. Recommended.
Finger Lickin’ Fifteen by Janet Evanovich
Just read the whole series. This one is no better than the rest and it’s hilarious.
Crooked Little Vein by Warren Ellis
It’s hilarious and off-putting all at once. Difficult to take in for the perverse manner and difficult to put down for the unconventional characters, storyline, and humour.
The Alchemist by Paulo Cohelo
A good read, very compelling, though I probably would have enjoyed it more had it been the right time in my life to read it—a seek and find yourself kind of story.
A Wolf at the Table by Augusten Burroughs
So many adjectives: cold, chilling, terrifying, shocking, twisted, funny, unexpected, recommended.
The Little Mermaid
I know everyone loves The Lion King and Aladdin (I do, too), but this has been my favourite disney movie for my entire life. Literally. It was released in 1989, and I’ve watched it dozens of times since then. I know all of the songs, most of the dialogue, and have tried unsuccessfully since I was a…
The Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer
I was team Edward until Taylor Lautner took off his shirt. I switched back when Jacob imprinted on Renesmee. That was weird. Both the books and the movies are deliciously terrible. Definitely a guilty pleasure.